SM Foundation Inc. donates school building for Balanga Elementary School
BALANGA CITY – The City Government of Balanga led by Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia recently held the groundbreaking ceremony of a two-storey, four-classroom school building donated by the SM Foundation Inc. to Balanga Elementary School (BES).
Juris U. Soliman, head of School Building Program of SM Foundation, spoke during the Thanksgiving program. Balanga City officially became its 100th recipient of school classrooms all over the Philippines.
Present in the ceremony were representatives from the Department of Education, BES officials, City Administration Office led by Rudy De Mesa, City Education and Excellence Development Office and General Parent-Teacher Association.
The classroom is expected to be ready for use on June 12, 2019.
SM Foundation Inc.is the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM Group of Companies.
Through SM Foundation, the SM Group of Companies has been able to help the less fortunate in the communities it serves by supporting their needs in education through college and technical-vocational scholarship programs and donation of public school buildings; health through medical missions and construction of wellness and health centers; community development through various livelihood trainings, greening projects, spiritual development and immediate disaster response/initiatives; and, care for the environment and for for persons with special needs like those with disabilities, children, nursing mothers, the elderly, and the overseas Filipino workers, among others.
SM Foundation recently launched two batches of its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija and in Calamba, Laguna.
Photos courtesy of City Government of Balanga