FIL-CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DONATES CLASSROOM BUILDING TO TACURONG
The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), through the Tacurong City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (TC-FCCCII), donated a one-story, two-unit classroom building to Rajah Muda Elementary School (RMES) on 8 August 2022.
In a short turnover program, the donation was welcomed by City Mayor Joseph George L. Lechonsito, City Schools Division of Tacurong City (CSDT) Superintendent Miguel P. Fillalan, Jr., CESO VI; Rajah Muda Punong Barangay Ma. Rhodora P. Pauya, and RMES Head Teacher Mr. Rodolfo M. Agon.
The donation is part of the FFCCCII's 'Operation Barrio Schools' project, an initiative of the Filipino-Chinese families to help address classroom buildings shortage in the country. The turnover also came in time for the 2022 Brigada Eskwela. Classes are to begin on August 22 in a blended capacity and will operate full force in November.
Mr. Reynaldo Lee, President of TC-FCCCII, spoke on behalf of the organization. Their only wish is for the school administration to care for the classroom building properly so it could last as long as it can. He shared that their local group is also planning to initiate their own local school project, separate from the usual national-funded classrooms.
In his message, Mayor Lechonsito responded that Mr. Lee's statement is a welcome news to the local government as he had just allocated a counterpart budget to projects such as this classroom donation.
The mayor also assured the CSDT that an LGU budget has been allocated for 2022 Brigada Eskwela. An office of the LGU will also be deployed to each school to help with their preparation for the school opening. On top of that, Mayor Lechonsito also assured to deploy equipment and personnel from the City Engineering Office to help fix the RMES's grounds that has been damaged due to the incessant rains.
The turnover ceremony was followed by a Blessing by Rev. Fr. Diosdado Esguerra, DCC.
This classroom donation is the second installation of FFCCCII in Barangay Rajah Muda, the first one being at the RMES-BEAM Life.