SM City Tarlac has donated cleaning materials, paint and paint brushes to San Francisco Elementary School as part of the nationwide simultaneous Brigada Eskwela 2019 initiative of SM Supermalls last May 24, 2019.
SCMC employees, security and affiliated agency along with parents, teachers and pupils assisted in wall repainting and cleaning of the school vicinity. The said activity aims to encourage teachers, students with their parents and the community to be involved in the “Bayanihan Para sa Paaralan (Working Together for the School)”. It also aims to be part of the inspiration for all students to look forward to a safe, exciting and fresh school year.
Brigada Eskwela truly brings us a picture of people from different sectors of society repainting walls and blackboards, cleaning classrooms, or repairing fences and school facilities that symbolizes the spirit of volunteerism and partnership to contribute in improving and ensuring that our school facilities are ready for the school opening in June and to recognize the goodwill of the stakeholders. This is why SM Cares and SM City Tarlac joined hands to be part of this year’s Brigada Eskwela to show that SM really cares for the education of the future generation.
Opening remarks from Lesleyan Paguio, SM City Tarlac HR Manager, kicked off the event, followed by a message of gratitude from Romeo Torno, School Head of San Francisco Elementary School.
“We are grateful to SM for lending a hand to our school the nth time around”, Torno said.
It can be remembered that SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) donated a two-storey building to the said school on May 6, 2016 as its 74th school building donation. The two-storey-four-classroom school building came fully furnished with 200 armchairs, 16 wall fans, eight blackboards, four teacher’s table and chair sets, four toilets and four wall clocks.
The San Francisco Elementary School was established in 1950 to support the education of communities in Concepcion, Tarlac. Today, it is a home of talented young students and through SM’s CSR initiatives, it is hoped and believed to continue being an environment conducive for learning.