Davao City’s premier public school gets tons of donations
It takes a whole village to educate a child.
This is the mantra of Evelyn E. Magno, the dynamic principal of Davao City National High School (DCNHS), who believes that giving is not only about donating but making a great deal of difference.
The school has benefited from the kindness of the different stakeholders in the city who willingly responded to the call for bayanihan in the education sector.
Identified companies manifested their sincerity towards humanity through sharing of resources as part of their social responsibilities. It also articulates its corporate mission of helping vital institutions in the society like public schools especially in this time of pandemic.
DMIRIE Foundation Inc., through the Adopt-A-School Program, lavishly donated Risograph Machine SF5130, 17 inktubes, 10 inkroll masters, and 500 reams of A4 and long bond papers amounting to 349,230.
The foundation’s personnel and a few members of the school administration attended the simple turn-over ceremony on September 2.
Both the Deed of Donation and the Deed of Acceptance were signed and presented to the attendees as living proofs of the donor’s generosity and the donee’s heartfelt appreciation for the equipment and supplies given.
The said donations have augmented the unprecedented need of the school in terms of resources especially now that it has to produce numerous self-learning modules for more than 14,000 learners, the Region XI’s premier secondary school.
Likewise, SMART Communications Inc., through its main office in Makati City, generously sponsored one-year free exclusive WiFi service subscription. On top of that, Ian Francis Velasco, Subscription Management Head, also included 3-in-1 laser printer, scanner and photocopier support which can yield 8,000 pages and 60 short bond paper reams equivalent to 30,000 sheets. The sponsorship period runs for one year starting September 1, 2020.
The free of charge internet connectivity is a much welcome sponsorship especially on the part of the teachers where they need to virtually communicate with the students thru online learning modalities. Not only that, teachers will also work hand in hand with the parents in monitoring the progress and performance of their children as face-to-face meeting is still discouraged.
Moreover, Security Bank shouldered the month-long massive repairs of comfort rooms, ceiling, doors and gutters of the building which they donated last year. It has also sponsored the repainting of the said 4-storey edifice including the replacement of window glasses and door knobs.
This is the bank’s undying commitment to its recipient schools in providing conducive classrooms for the Filipino learners.
In addition, Julie’s Bakeshop Inc. also handed over 65 backpacks and 145 notebooks for less fortunate students enrolled this school year. The said company also donated baking equipment and supplies for the Home Economics subject last year. On the other hand, Brigada News FM shared 10 reams of A4 bond paper as its support to the Department of Education.
Indeed, DCNHS is truly blessed with stakeholders whose hearts are for the welfare of the school and for the education of the youth. It is in this premise that the school administration under the baton of Magno continues to find opportunities to better the physical aspect of the school and to ensure the sufficiency of its logistics.
The resources humbly given by these kind individuals are in no doubt an investment for the future of both the learners and the country which will never be wasted. A remembrance that equipping a community is indeed tantamount to building a livable world.
As a maxim puts it, kindness is giving without losing.
By Romel D. Babiera