BANGUED, Abra – Making good of its promise to assist the Department of Education in delivering the needs of schools in depressed areas, the Cordillera Golfers Foundation, Inc. (CGFI) has delivered seven high-end laptops for seven schools in Abra on Aug. 15.
The CGFI through its representatives John Marasigan and Rey Angel donated the laptops to the representatives of Ba-I Integrated School (IS) in Lagayan, Danac IS in Boliney, Licuan IS in Baay, Naglibacan IS in Tineg, Tabangao IS in Lubao, Tamac IS in Villaviciosa, and Taquib IS in Pilar.
The donation of the laptops that were purchased from the proceeds of the 1st CGFI Invitational Golf Tournament held in Baguio City in May was part of the provincial kick-off of the Brigada Eskwela program at Sinapangan Elementary School that was submerged during Typhoon Egay.
The donation drive also forms part of the Adopt-a-School Program of DepEd-Cordillera.
Officials of DepEd Abra led by Schools Division Superintendent Amador Garcia, Sr. and municipal officials led by Bangued Mayor Mila Valera through a representative witnessed the turnover of the laptops, along with the food and non-food items from other donors and benefactors.
Also this week, CGFI under its President Arnel Peil and Chair Douglas Rufino will motor to the Halsema Highway for the turnover of high-end android tablets to SPED Center, the school beneficiary in Mountain Province.
The CGFI has also allotted funds for the purchase of construction materials for the completion of a school building that was started by residents from their personal funds to construct an extension school for learners of Kimpit Elementary School in Amlimay, one of the remote areas in Buguias, Benguet.
To recall, CGFI has allotted P300,000 each for the eight schools division of DepEd-Cordillera.
The schools division offices have submitted the identified projects to be funded from funds allotted by CGFI.
The CGFI, composed of golfers from various parts of the Cordillera, has envisioned to reach out to people in need while its members play the sport they love the most. – Harley F. Palangchao