PGMA to launch School Building Repair and Construction Program in Macabebe

August 5, 2009 9:20 am 

MACABEBE, Pampanga, Aug. 5 — New elementary and secondary public school buildings in this municipality will soon be put up while existing ones will receive a well-deserved makeover after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launches the 2009 Stimulus Fund School Building Repair and Construction Program (SFSBRCP) during her visit here on Thursday (August 6).

The President will motor to the Macabebe Central School here and will be joined by officials of the program’s lead implementing agency, the Department of Education, led by DepEd Secretary Jesli Lapus in launching the SFSBRCP.

The SFSBRCP forms part of the P10-billion economic stimulus fund allocated in the 2009 General Appropriations Act that aims to perk up the economy in the midst of a worldwide financial turmoil by pump-priming vital human and physical infrastructure such as education, food production and healthcare.

Of the P3-billion fund allocated for the SFSBRCP, P50-million will be distributed for the construction, repair and rehabilitation of classrooms in the fourth district of Pampanga that include the municipalities of Macabebe, Masantol, Apalit, Sto. Tomas, Minalin, San Simon and San Luis.

Aside from launching this leg of the 2009 SFSBRCP, the President will also inspect the repair and rehabilitation works being conducted on the US-RP Bayanihan building of the Macabebe Elementary School here.

She will also inspect the nearby Macabebe Library Hub Project that has been the driving force in getting school children within its district to read by supplying them with a steady influx of reading materials.

Since beginning operations in July 2007, the MLHP has provided reading materials for students of 30 school districts in its jurisdiction.

Now, 218,745 public elementary and 99,278 public secondary students have greatly benefited from the operations of the MLHP.

The following were accomplished due to the presence of the library Hub:

— The full implementation of Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) twice a month in every school in the division. The schools which lack books made use of the library hub books for Project DEAR;

— With the adequate number of books in the library hub and its scheme of wholesale borrowing, the ration of 1:1 was made possible. With this, no pupil/student was deprived or left behind in reading;

— With the opportunity of being able to read books that they like, the children and students genuine love and appreciation for reading was developed;

— Story telling became a regular classroom activity with the availability of books from the library hub. (PNA)



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