Tumana Elem School in Bulacan gets P2.3-M Japan grant

July 13, 2010 11:20 am 

MANILA, July 13 — A P2.3-million (USD 49,005) grant to build three more classrooms for the Tumana Elementary School in Santa Maria, Bulacan province was signed today at the Japanese embassy in Manila.

The grant covers expenses for the construction of a one-storey, three-classroom building and provide 150 desks for the pupils.

At present, the Tumana Elementary School has only 17 classrooms, not enough to accommodate present enrolment of 1,000 pre-school and elementary school students.

Some classes are being conducted in makeshift structures made of galvanized-iron sheets as roof and wooden walls, a situation not conducive to learning.

With enrolment population increasing each year, it is expected that the problem will worsen.

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura and Yoshimi Ando, Director of the non-governmental conduit, Aichi Rescue, signed the grant contract funded by Japan’s official development assistance. (PNA)

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