Distribution of School Bags to "Bakwit" school children
November 19, 2017 | By: Arch. Trinidad G. Saligumba / Area D Vice President
Since the outbreak of the war on the 23rd May 2017, Iligan City, being the nearest city, has been the refuge and host for the many survivors and evacuees from Marawi. This geographical proximity made UAP - Iligan City Chapter the receiver and conduit of the donations for the survivors and evacuees or "bakwit" from Marawi City from the UAP College of Fellows (COF), UAP National Board of Directors (NBD), UAP Iligan Chapter members, UAP Lipa Chapter, and Angeles Chapter and some private individuals.
The cash donation of UAP Angeles Chapter in the amount of Forty Thousand Pesos (P40,000.00) was used to purchase the 300 pieces custom made school bags for the "bakwit" school children in the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 - morning and afternoon sessions at the Tambacan Elementary School in Iligan City.
Inside the school bags are school supplies (notebook, pencil, crayon, eraser and sharpener), hygiene kits (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, ear cotton buds, comb and hand towel) and snacks (wafer biscuits and water) from the cash donations from UAP NBD and UAP Iligan Chapter.
Hope, resilience and serenity amidst the anxiety brought about by the war in Marawi can be seen in the faces of every "bakwit" school children as they received the school bags from the generous donors through the UAP Iligan Chapter.