Giving Back Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

CAPIZ, PHILIPPINES, 10 OCTOBER 2018 – Children’s Hour with Sun Life Foundation turned over 10 classrooms to five schools in Jamindan, Capiz. This completes Phase 3 of Sun Life’s Project 120 Classrooms.

Children's Hour and Sun Life Foundation turn over classrooms at Guintas Elementary School, Jamindan, Capiz.

In celebration of 120 years of service in the Philippines last 2015, Sun Life Foundation committed to build 120 classrooms in different public schools affected by the typhoons in the Visayas and North Luzon Region. Now on its 3rd Phase, 10 classrooms were built in five schools in Jamindan, Capiz. The municipality is among those which were affected by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 leaving the school with damaged infrastructure.

On October 10, these classrooms were inaugurated and turned over to the respective schools and their students with the presence of Children’s Hour Philippines Foundation Inc. (CHPFI), Sun Life Foundation, Sun Life representatives from Capiz, the local officers, DepEd representatives, and other stakeholders.

Turnover of the classrooms at Damiana M. Ongkiko Elementary School with CHPFI, Sun Life Foundation, and school & local representatives.

More than 1,200 students will benefit from the ten classrooms given to the following schools: San Jose Elementary School, Pangabat Elementary School, Damiana M. Ongkiko Elementary School, Guintas Elementary School, and Jagnaya Elementary School.

“Kayong mga studyante ang nagsisilbing ningning at liwanag ng araw na ito, [You students serve as the light and hope of today.]” said CHPFI Assistant Executive Director, Ovy Javier.

Since CHPFI and Sun Life Foundation’s partnership began in 2014, 92 out of the 120 classrooms were already turned over as part of the Sun Life Foundation’s sustainable aid through education for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and the earthquake in Bohol.

“We have established the Project 120 [Classrooms] because we believe in education and its capability to build the nation,” said Sun Life Foundation President, Alex Narciso.

Sun Life Foundation President Alex Narciso delivers his speech at Jagnaya Elementary School.

The morning went on and the day was brighter than ever, as the charming “Macky” of the Supreme Pupil Government of Jagnaya ES accepted the donation with his heart-warming speech.

The afternoon continued with a financial literacy board game called “Hangarin” by Kids Who Save or Khusa Foundation to inspire and teach children how to handle their finances through an interactive way.

Sun Life Foundation will continue its 4th Phase of Project 120 in Isabela and Cagayan to be completed in 2019.

Children’s Hour envisions a nation where Filipino children have access to their basic rights, such as education and safe learning spaces, which will allow them to enjoy a happy, safe, and fulfilling future. With your continuous support, Children’s Hour can help more children like the students of Jamindan, Capiz to achieve their dreams.

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