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GRF Unveils Refurbished Library for the 15th Avenue Elementary School in Cubao
On July 19, 2017, the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) launched the newly renovated school library of the 15th Avenue Elementary School in Quezon City. The unveiling of the facility was witnessed by the school principal, Mr. Albert M. Flores, GRF Executive Director Ma. Rosamund R. Parado, LDP Program Manager, John Ronald C. Almoniña, together with the school faculty, staff, students and Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardees (GRLA).
This initiative is part of a continuing activity of the Leadership Development Program of GRF with partner public and private schools through the Adopt a School-Community Project. The activity is spearheaded by the GRLA – Students’ Society (GRLASS) and the Gerry Roxas awardees in partnership with the 15th Avenue Elementary School administration. The partnership among parties was forged through a memorandum of agreement signed on December 16, 2016 for a year-long engagement to improve the school facilities.
For this launch, the old library was renovated and provided with new furniture and fixtures, a desktop computer and repainted to encourage students to use the library and serve as a learning hub to promote the culture of reading among the student population.
GRF Executive Director, Ms. Parado in her welcome message articulated the Foundation’s advocacy of continuing to promote “the right to education and literacy” through the students’ continued use of the school library.
School Principal Albert Flores also expressed his gratitude and said, "For two years now, our library hasn't been functional. So we are really thankful that the Gerry Roxas Foundation has chosen us to be their adopted school and helped us in the renovation of our school library. It is also very timely that the Office of the City Mayor through the Department of Education will be assigning a licensed librarian to our school. Again, thank you very much to the Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardees and the Gerry Roxas Foundation."
During the launch, the GRLA volunteers also distributed GRF backpacks to 464 students and conducted storytelling session inside the library.
With support from the J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the GRF hopes to continue it vision of enabling leaders and transforming communities for nation-building by expanding the Adopt a School-Community Project and assist more schools nationwide.
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