SM Foundation spreads social good with 107th school building in La Union

SM Foundation officially turns over its 107th school building to the San Fernando South Central Integrated School in San Fernando, La Union.

Overcrowding is a major challenge faced by public schools in the Philippines. With limited resources and a large student population, classrooms often become crammed, hindering effective learning and individual attention. The SM Foundation's School Building program directly addresses this by providing much-needed classrooms, particularly in low-income communities.

As a testament to its staunch advocacy in promoting quality education in the Philippines, the SM Foundation inaugurated its 107th school building at the San Fernando South Central Integrated School in San Fernando, La Union, on January 4, 2024.

Alleviating quality of education

This two-story, four-classroom structure will be a welcome addition to the community, alleviating the burden of classroom overcrowding and providing a conducive learning environment for 200 Grade 7 students.

The new school building at San Fernando South Central Integrated School is more than just bricks and mortar. It stands as a symbol of hope and opportunity for the students who will learn within its walls.

The building is fully furnished with armchairs (including left-handed options), teacher's desks and chairs, panoramic whiteboards, wall fans, and wall clocks. To ensure inclusivity, the structure includes a PWD ramp and a PWD-friendly comfort room with handrails and necessary amenities.

The two-story, four-classroom structure aims to help create a conducive learning environment for the students.
To promote a healthy learning environment, a ten-faucet handwashing facility and overhead water tank have been installed.

Enhanced safety and well-being features

The SM Foundation also prioritizes the safety and well-being of students and staff. The building is equipped with fire alarms and emergency lights in key areas, ensuring a quick response in case of emergencies.

To promote a healthy learning environment, a ten-faucet handwashing facility and overhead water tank have been installed. Dedicated rooms for a guidance office, art gallery, and a prayer room further enhance the school's functionality and cater to the diverse needs of the community.

Dedicated rooms for a guidance office, art gallery, and a prayer room cater to the diverse needs of the community.
The two-story, four-classroom structure school building donated by SM Prime, through SM Foundation, provides a conducive learning environment for 200 Grade 7 students.

SM Foundation's impact extends beyond constructing schools, resonating in enhanced safety, nurturing learning spaces, and a broader commitment to educational empowerment. Building not just structures but opportunities, the foundation stands as a beacon of hope, illuminating a path to a brighter, more inclusive future for countless students nationwide.