City officials here lauded a group of Korean nationals for funding the construction of a school building for high school students at Northville-15 in barangay Cutud.
Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting who graced the turn-over ceremonies of the newly-completed Northville 15 Integrated School expressed her gratitude to Good People International Philippines (GPIP) for their efforts in choosing Angeles City as one of their project beneficiaries in the Philippines.
“This is an early Christmas gift for the residents of Northville 15, particularly the incoming high school students for the next school year,” Vega-Cabigting said.
She further added that the location of the school within the resettlement area itself will prove to be convenient and will save transportation expenses on the part of the parents.
Most high school students from Northville are currently enrolled in public high schools in other barangays.
The new school building consists of nine regular classrooms, three technical and vocational rooms, an administrative office for teachers, a library, and covered court.
Joshua Cho, president of GPI-Philippines (GPIP), said this is just one of the many projects that they hope would alleviate the conditions of the less privileged citizens in the country.
“GPI-Philippines saw the needs of Northville residents and we can help by educating and giving them skills to become self-sustaining members of our society,” Cho said.
The project was made possible through the mutual agreements between GPI-Philippines and the Angeles City local government and in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).
For his part, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan also expressed his appreciation to GPIP for the construction of a public high school building in Northville-15.
"Our Korean friends deserve to be commended for their efforts to assist us in providing better and conducive learning institution to our indigent students in our city," Pamintuan said.
The mayor added the project will even boost his administration's program in education, saying Angeles City will soon have a community college that will be constructed beside the Angeles City National High School in Barangay Pampang.
Also present during the turn-over and inauguration rites were city councilors Edu Pamintuan and Jesus Sangil, officials from the Division of City Schools, representatives from PNRC, National Housing Authority (NHA), and officers of Northville-15 Homeowners Association. (WLB/AC-CIO)
Type the code from the image