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Friday, August 27, 2010

US troops turn over new school buildings in Marawi

By Apipa P. Bagumbaran, Philippine Information Agency

Islamic City of Marawi (25 August) -- Three (3) school buildings funded by the US government were formally turned over yesterday to the school administrators of Toros Primary School in brgy. Lumbaca Toros, this city.

The US Navy Seabees together with the soldiers from the 103rd Infantry Brigade based in Kampo Ranao here in the city reconstructed the buildings that took four (4) months to complete.

The school buildings contain nine (9) classrooms, principal's office, and a comfort room.

School and city officials are grateful to the US government for this project saying that the new classrooms will provide a more comfortable learning environment for their school children.

Our more than 300 school children who used to hold classes under depleted building structures are expected to benefit from the newly reconstructed school buildings, said Hedjara Marabur, the school principal.

In behalf of the city government, we expressed our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the US government and to the people who made this project a success, said councilor Anuar Khana Marabur Jr.

The construction of the school buildings means a lot to us and we hope we will have a continuing partnership with the local government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, a US army officer in charge of the area said.

Colonel Felix Castro, deputy commander of the 103rdBde, meanwhile encourages the school administrators and teachers to maximize the utilization of the classrooms.

He said it is very significant that the US army took the initiative in constructing these buildings aimed to bring education closer to the people especially in areas where decent classrooms were unavailable.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This is great news. My biggest thanks to the men and women of the US Forces and to the US Government who helped make this happen.