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Commentary: Rotary book donations a big help to St. Bernard schools

Tacloban City (October 28) -- Help continues to pour on the tragedy stricken Southern Leyte . Only this week, three schools in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte are the recipients of book donations from Rotary World Help Network of Canada through the Rotary Club of San Juanico in Tacloban City.

On October 26, 103 boxes of books were turned over by the officers of the Rotary Club of San Juanico in the presence of Southern Leyte Governor Rosette Lerias, to the principal of the three schools: Ms. Delia C. Prieto of St. Bernard Central School, Ms. Thelma Olor of Tambis Uno Elementary School and the representative of the Tambis Uno National High School.

Mrs. Prieto said that the books will be a great help the three schools in their quest for quality education. She revealed that these schools are hoping to meet the expectations to excel in the National Achievement Test which is being held annually to assess the standard of education in public elementary and high schools nationwide.

The principals, in behalf of the students and parents, expressed deep appreciation to the donors of the books which they said will be sorted out in order to determine which books are needed by the high school level and which are intended for the elementary pupils.

The books will be placed in the schools’ libraries where the young students can easily access them. They always encourage the students to read, the principals said, because this is the best means of widening the students’ horizons.

Mrs. Prieto also sincerely thanked the Anahawanons who are now residing in Canada for showing their concern on the plight of their fellow Southern Leytenos even if they are miles away from home.

It is the Association of Anahawanons which contacted the Rotary World Help Network of Canada. (PIA 8) [top]

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