Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Four Schools Receive School Supplies from 71IB and Kiwanis

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province – 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Golden Tagum and Pag-asa Davao distributed school supplies to four elementary schools on Monday, March 7 2016.
A total of 200 bags, 681 school kits (notebook, pencils, and papers), and 314 shoes were distributed to 681 pupil beneficiaries. The school bags included supplies that would help the pupils and their parents to lessen their expenses for this year’s opening of classes. It will also keep them motivated on important aspects of growth and development as they prepare to enter into the next school level. 

DISTRIBUTION of school bags with supplies at Tan – awan Elementary School, Sitio Tan – awan, Brgy Malinawon, Mawab, CVP.

The four recipient schools of Maco and Mawab that benefited from the donations include Panibasan Elementary School of Maco, and three elementary schools from barangays of Mawab including Concepcion Elementary School, Tan-awan Elementary School in So. Tan-awan, Brgy Malinawon and Salvacion Elementary School.

LTC DAVICE CHRISTOPHER G MERCADO, Commanding Officer 71IB delivering his message of thanks to the sponsors of the activity.

The donation activity was done on behalf of the Children’s Hour, in an effort to support the growth and educational development of students in the country.

71IB assisted the pupils in fitting their new school shoes

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to help the community in a simple way by providing school bags and supplies to our pupils as a source of encouragement to study well.” he added.

The activity was followed by the signing of memorandum of agreement between 71IB and Kiwanis Club International with the school heads and barangay officials for the continuous support of the activity.

SMILE is painted in every pupils’ faces after receiving their school supplies

In Lt. Col. Mercado’s conclusion message, he said that “the 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion in collaboration with different stakeholders remains committed to help the community, making investments in education and development of people. Through involvement in a number of community care initiatives, the unit seeks to ensure that indelible volunteer efforts will contribute towards peace and development in our community.”

THANKFUL pupils and teachers posed for pictorials together with Kiwanis Club International, 71IB and Brgy officials

Source: 71st Infantry Battalion, 10th Infantry Division

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