Care for School Chairs Program inspires Kaya Natin Champions

TAGUM CITY — Two Davao City-based good governance advocates of the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership lauded Mayor Rey T. Uy’s Care for School Chairs Program, describing it as “noble and passionate.”

Second District Councilor April Marie Dayap and former Councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta of Davao City joined the growing number of volunteers who took part in Mayor Uy’s brainchild project dubbed as Care for School Chairs Program, strengthening the latter’s call for the society to make a difference in the learning of school children in Davao Region.

“We believe in the project of Mayor Uy. In fact, bilib kami sa kanya kasi he is helping out of his constituency,” stressed Acosta in an interview during their volunteer work last April 30, 2012.

Acosta and Dayap was joined by 25 volunteers coming from the latter’s legislative staff, Kaya Natin and the Mindanaoan Youth Development Council.

Dayap said she was surprised to know that the local government of Tagum did not only fabricate chairs and desks for students but also bookshelves, teacher’s tables and computer tables.

She noted that requests from schools in Davao City for school chairs delivery was also granted by LGU Tagum late last year.

Mayor Uy, on the other hand, extended his gratitude to the group for their effort to volunteer whom Acosta described as “sweat equity.”

But the local chief executive said all their effort will go a long way in helping school children, especially those who have dilapidated chairs in far-flung schools.

Kaya Natin is a non-partisan movement composed of Filipinos from different sectors of society that aim to espouse genuine change and ethical leadership in the Philippines. Their members include DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo, former Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio and former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca, who was toured by Mayor Uy in the fabrication section during her visit in the city last March 2012.

Now on its 8th month of operation, the Care for School Chairs Program makes use of confiscated logs and fabricates it into school chairs, desks and tables which are distributed for free to different schools in Davao Region.

Since August 2011 to April 28, 2012, the program has now delivered 38, 440 pieces of chairs consisting of right-handed and left-handed armchairs, desks, kiddie chairs with tables to the different schools in the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur and in the City of Davao. (ASA)

 

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