The Section of Education accepted the other day the turn-over of school buildings filled with school equipment donated with a Japanese philanthropist who wants to build extra school buildings along the route from the infamous death march.
Training Secretary Armin Luistro said the gift is a concrete symbol of healing from the ghastly memories of history and of looking forward to a future along with hope and positivism. “We thankfully acknowledge this donation from
Foundation, Inc. through its president Mr. Katsutoshi Shimizu whoever mission
is to help build goals and bridge societies. We hope many will follow suit.”
The recipients of the donations were
in Orion, Bataan and in Capas, Tarlac.
Both school received a 2- classroom building with toilet, a Japaneses garden, 2
sets of pc units, 2 sets of LCD TV units, school uniform as well as classroom
equipment including tables, chairs and chalkboards. Angelina
The gift program is lodged under DepEd’s Adopt-A-School program which invites the private sector to donate to community schools and help enhance the quality of education.
To date, the foundation has adopted and donated college buildings and the same group of school furniture to one school in Talisay and two schools inside Calatagan, Batangas.
“The chairs and tables -- contributed by the
Prefecture of Nagasaki
comes - are designed not only to carry 5 times the weight of an adult person
but also to protect young children in times of emergency,” said Luistro.
To prove his commitment to assist Philippine education
Shimizu said he created the Shimizu foundation and purchased this son to
continue their legacy even if he is eliminated.