Security Bank Foundation donates 10-classroom building with science laboratory at San Jose, Nueva Ecija

From left to right: 3rdAmelia Dycoco (Program Officer, Ateneo Center for Educational Development), Maureen Grace Carbonell-Banalagay (Business Manager, Security Bank Cabanatuan-Maharlika Highway Branch), Hazel Venturina (Business Manager, Security Bank San Jose Branch), Melissa Aquino (Trustee & Corporate Secretary, Security Bank Foundation, Inc.), Hon. Mario “Kokoy”  Salvador (Mayor, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija), Hon. Alexis Salvador (Vice Mayor, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija), Dr. Veronica Paraguison (Curriculum Implementation Division Chief, DepEd San Jose Division), Dr. Vilma Nuñez (Principal, San Jose City National High School).

Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) demonstrated its commitment to invest for the future by turning over its first ever school building with a science laboratory to San Jose City National High School located in Nueva Ecija province.

“Two classrooms have been customized as science laboratories as the intended users are students under the Special Science Program,” said Melissa Aquino, SBFI Trustee.

During the turnover, students were in awe to see a new and spacious science laboratory with cabinets filled with equipment for experiment and hands-on learning such as microscopes, balance beams, and flasks.

The building, a two-story, 10-classroom structure, was constructed at the height of the pandemic and is one of the most expensive school buildings donated by SBFI to date.

Since 2011, SBFI has been supporting the quest of Philippine public schools in advancing the quality of basic education through its Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project. There have been 655 classrooms turned over in 117 schools in 68 cities and municipalities.

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