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San Isidro school receives new building, water system, computers

By Bong Pedalino

TOMAS OPPUS, Southern Leyte (31 October) -- A formal turn-over ceremony was held at the San Isidro National High School (SINHS), this town, October 30, for a new one unit, 2 classroom building built under the Secondary Education Development Improvement Project (SEDIP).

Another facility that was turned-over was the water system project donated by a Non-Government Organization, Outreach Asia, and ten units of personal computers given by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its PCs for Schools program.

Gov. Rosette Lerias led the symbolic giving of a big key replica to school administrators led by Jesus Felicilda, the Teacher In-Charge, Ranulfa Adobas, President of the School Governing Council, and to the student body represented by Kim Zeia Bocboc, the President of the Supreme Student Government.

The new SEDIP building has an overall cost of P1.472 Million, in which 10% of the amount or P 147,200.00 came from the local coffers of Tomas Oppus town as their equity counterpart, another 15% or P 220,800.00 taken from the provincial government, 25% from the national government, and 50% from the loan proceeds of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), it was learned.

The water system project which was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Teofilo Capalaran through the NGO Outreach Asia has a cost of P200,000, according to Jerry Capalaran, a freelance journalist and son of the donor.

The DTI computers have a total value of P375,000 as disclosed by Mike Nunez, the Provincial Director, last month during an earlier turn-over program at the provincial Schools Division Office in Maasin City.

Jesus Felicilda, the head teacher of SINHS, together with SGC President Ranulfa Adobas and SSG President Kim Zeia Bocboc, heartily thanked the donors for the items they received.

He said that together with other education stakeholders in the community they will take care of everything so that the next generation of students can enjoy using the same facilities.

In her speech, Gov. Lerias acknowledged the holistic approach to education in the school as seen from the strong support and involvement of the community, the teachers, and the parents, even as she thanked them for garnering a high score in the national tests recently.

San Isidro National High School was one of the top performing schools in the recent national achievement tests wherein out of the more than 5,000 public high schools nationwide it landed in the Magic top 30 with high NAT rating. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]

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