By Raymund Antonio
Shortly after she unveiled two new classrooms for pre-school children, Vice President Leni Robredo acknowledged that more had to be done to enhance the learning environment in public schools across the country.
Robredo was in Tanay, Rizal on Tuesday to turn over the classrooms built through her flagship Angat Buhay program in partnership with the private sector.
The facility worth P900,000 was funded by K Servico and JVRF under AGAPP Foundation’s Silid Pangarap program for the benefit of kindergarten students of Sampaloc Elementary School.
Robredo said her office could do only as much as Angat Buhay partners can provide help.
“Marami pang susunod. Actually ngayon tinatanong na nila iyong priorities namin, so sabi ko isa-submit na namin as soon as possible iyong mga areas na talagang kailangan na kailangan,” she said.
(Many more will come. Actually they are asking me now about our priorities, so I told them we will submit as soon as possible the list of areas that are really in need.)
Public education is one of the key advocacies of Robredo since she launched her anti-poverty program in October, 2016.
Angat Buhay and its partners have built 81 classrooms, six dormitories, and other learning utilities in disadvantaged communities nationwide.
In partnership with AGAPP alone, Robredo noted Sampaloc Elementary School was the 8th public school where they built classrooms for students.
“Iyong mga communities na nakikita namin na kailangan talaga iyong pre-school classrooms, nire-recommend namin sa AGAPP Foundation,” the vice president.
(We recommend to AGAPP Foundation the communities that need pre-school classrooms.)