FAR-FLUNG BANGSAMORO SCHOOLS RECEIVE BOOKS FROM THE SM STORE’S DONATE A BOOK PROGRAM
The SM Store, in partnership with DepEd Division of Lanao Del Sur-1 and Arkat Lawanen, shared the joy of learning with students from far-flung Bangsamoro schools
The SM Store’s annual Donate a Book drive pooled around 150,000 books this year, bringing the joy of learning to 130 schools and communities across the country and indeed going a long way—as far as the last-mile communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) province of Lanao del Norte.
Gacap Primary School students receiving books via The SM Store’s Donate A Book program
The reading and learning materials donated via SM City Cagayan De Oro were gifted to the school children from three of the farthest communities in BARMM: Pindolonan Elementary School in Tugaya, Gacap Primary School in Kapai, and Udalo Elementary School in Piagapo.
Storytelling session with DepEd OIC-SDS Dr. Sahanee Sumagayan
In partnership with the Department of Education’s Division of Lanao Del Sur-1 and Arkat Lawanen, the turnover ceremonies with storytelling sessions were led by Supervisor Sahaya M. Sarangani and OIC-SDS Dr. Sahanee M. Sumagayan, PhD.
The SM Store’s Donate A Book program started in 2015 and has collected almost one million reading and learnings materials for the benefit of public schools, youth organizations, and communities around the country.