Over 2,000 pre-schoolers in Laoag City receive school kits

Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas (center) and several city officials distribute school kits to 2,000 day care pupils. (Photo courtesy of Agserbi 24/7)

Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas (center) and several city officials distribute school kits to 2,000 day care pupils. (Photo courtesy of Agserbi 24/7)

LAOAG CITY, July 15 (PIA) – Over 2,000 daycare pupils in Laoag City were all smiles as each of them received a bag of school items from the city government through its social welfare office.

During the launching ceremony for the distribution of school kits, the equally happy parents were also present and assisted their children who received the pink and green school bags handed by the social workers and Laoag City Mayor Chevylle V. Farinas.

The bags contain books, coloring materials, paper and pencil, art materials and measuring tools.

A pink anime-inspired umbrella for the girls and a blue raincoat for the boys were also distributed each pupil to keep the tots dry during the rainy days.

Aurora Corpuz, head of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), said the school kit distribution started on July 11 and will run for three more successive Mondays.

“If there are schoolchildren who missed the launch, they can still come and get it,” said Corpuz.

The project, with total funding of P1.5 million, is a continuing program of the city government to provide assistance to the families and lift them from the burden of spending during the school opening.

Meanwhile, Corpuz said that the city government also implements an intensified campaign for the protection of children such as imposing a curfew hour for minors. Based from the records of the CSWDO, there were only a few violators of the curfew ordinance.

Moreover, Laoag City through the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has approved additional nine Day Care teachers to receive honorarium from the city government. (Cherry Joy. D. Garma/PIA1-Ilocos Norte)