DepEd provides P600-K worth of bikes for Bohol students

July 31, 2013 11:22 am 

MANILA, July 30 — Bike-loving students from Bohol are in for a treat with the Department of Education (DepEd) allotting P 600,000 for bicycles for students.

The DepEd has officially partnered with Bikes for the Philippines Foundation Inc. (BPFI) to provide bicycles for qualified and deserving students of Baclayon National High School in Bohol.

Aside from the giving out these bikes, the students will also be trained in proper bike handling and maintenance.

Target recipients are Grades 7 to 12 students, with options being studied to expand the age range of beneficiaries.

In a recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing, Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro and BPFI president Joel Uichico, agreed to look into expanding the project to cover more areas.

“I have asked the field offices to evaluate their areas to see if their students can be beneficiaries as well,” Luistro said.

He said the ‘educational dimension’ of the project must not be overlooked.

“This will not only help them get to school but also provides a way to teach road safety and environmentalism,” he added. (PNA)

LAM/PDN

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