Date Published: 5/28/2018
As the new school year approaches, NGCP continues supporting young students in its host communities through its “Gamit ni Bulilit” program.
“Gamit ni Bulilit” is a yearly project that aims to assist grades 1 to 3 pupils from public schools in NGCP's host communities throughout the country. Many of the families of the school children from the target schools do not have the means or capacity to purchase their own supplies. NGCP tries to remedy the situation by distributing school bags, each with 10 notebooks, pencils, and other supplies which can be used throughout the year.
120,000 first to third grade students from 400 schools nationwide are included in the program this year. Beneficiaries are from 166 schools in North Luzon, 55 in South Luzon, 81 in Visayas, and 98 in Mindanao. These schools are located in barangays hosting NGCP’s facilities.
“We focused our program on children from the lower grade levels on the idea that educational motivation is most effective during a child's formative years. Fostering interest for learning at an early age will keep the children invested in their education and increase the chances of their staying in school. NGCP hopes that the children will be inspired to eventually finish their education”, NGCP said.
In tandem with the distribution of school supplies, the students are introduced to the basic concepts of transmission line safety. They are given age-appropriate lectures and materials on the do's and don'ts around transmission lines and facilities,and on anti-pilferage. Notebooks and coloring books with this safety theme are among the materials distributed.
“The program is also NGCP’s way of expressing gratitude to our host communities who, through the years, have been supportive in protecting NGCP facilities and in ensuring its safety so that everyone enjoys reliable electricity”, said NGCP.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr.and Robert Coyiuto, Jr. ###
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