District Engineer Ulysses C. Llado and Assistant District Engineer Armando G. Pamonag of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Bataan Second District Engineering Office (DEO) spearheaded an outreach program held at Eva Aeta Elementary School in Orion, Bataan on August 30, 2023.
There was no stopping the DPWH Bataan 2nd DEO convoy, not even the Super Typhoon Goring-intensified Monsoon rains, from distributing a variety of school supplies, necessities, and full meals to 130 student-beneficiaries (from Kindergarten to Grade 6) and the faculty and staff of Eva Aeta ES.
Llado expressed his appreciation for the commitment and persistence of the Eva Aeta ES faculty, stating, “Our vision to provide a brighter future for these students remains clear, regardless of the challenges that come our way. We stand firm with our position that education is a powerful tool that can transform lives, and it’s heartening to witness the spirit of unity in action through learning.”
“The smiles and gratitude we received from the Eva Aeta ES students remind us why initiatives like ‘Gamit Pang-Eskwela, Handog ay Saya’ remain significant and relevant. Education empowers these children to break the cycle of poverty, and we’re honored to play a role in their journey,” Pamonag seconded.
The Eva Aeta ES administration and students extended their heartfelt appreciation to the District Engineers League of the Philippines (DELP) and DPWH Bataan 2nd DEO for their generosity and determination.
The school head teacher remarked, “The impact of this project goes beyond the tangible supplies. It sends a powerful message to our students that they are supported and cared for by their community. This experience will surely inspire them to strive for excellence in their studies.”
Now on its 6th year, this Outreach Program has been an annual milestone project under the banner program of DELP entitled, “Gamit Pang-Eskwela, Handog ay Saya”.
The continuous success of this project reaffirms the organization’s commitment to creating positive change and fostering a culture of social responsibility and compassion.
SOURCE: DPWH Region 3 Facebook