120 schoolers get free kits

LAOAG CITY, June 26 — Some 120 pupils from two public schools in Currimao town received school supplies from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on June 18 through its “Balik Eskwela” program.

NGCP North Luzon Public Affairs Officer Lilibeth P. Gaydowen said that the recipients were 27 pupils from the Comcomloong–Anggapang Primary School and 93 from the Lang-ayan Elementary School.

“Each pupil received an NGCP school kit consisting of a bags, pencils, and notebooks with specially printed transmission line safety tips,” Gaydowen said.

Jansen Clyde Valdez, a Grade 4 pupil, thanked the NGCP, the barangay officials and school administrators for the free school supplies.

“This is a great help in my schooling,” said Valdez whose parents are tricycle driver and farmer.

Teresita Dadoy, President of the Parents Teachers and Community Association (PTCA) in the primary school, also thanked the NGCP for the timely distribution of bags, notebooks, pencils and reading materials.

“The school materials would encourage our children to attend classes for they already have the basic learning tools,” she said.

Gaydowen said that the “Balik Eskwela,” a program of the NGCP launched in 2010 and part of NGCP’s corporate social responsibility in the education sector, is a nationwide program that runs from June 5 until the first week of July.

She said that NGCP targets 167 elementary schools and more than 50,000 pupil–beneficiaries nationwide.

Gaydowen said that the program is part the company’s effort to raise the pupils’ awareness on the importance of transmission lines and line safety and security.

The company’s operational safety and security guidelines and the law that penalizes power pilferage are printed on the cover of school materials that were distributed. (Freddie G. Lazaro)