Security Bank Foundation restores earthquake-damaged classrooms in Zamboanga City

Security Bank Foundation’s two-storey, eight-classroom school building in Canelar Elementary School is ready to welcome students when they resume their face-to-face classes.

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security Bank Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), recently completed repair of its 2014-donated two-storey, eight-classroom school building in Canelar Elementary School (CES), Zamboanga City, which was damaged by the earthquake in Mindanao during the latter part of 2019.

The repair included the patching of hairline cracks on the building’s concrete surfaces, replacement of doors and window jambs infested by termites, de-rusting of railings, replacement of aged roofing sheets and gutter portions, full repainting, and general check-up of wiring and plumbing systems.

CES Principal Anna Liza Martin expressed her appreciation for Security Bank Foundation’s sustained commitment to assist their school. “It is not very easy to find donors who go beyond one time dole-outs and sustain their programs. The school administration, teachers, learners, and their parents are grateful to have the Foundation as a community partner. Security Bank Foundation’s repair project, despite the pandemic, inspires us all to do our best in nurturing our country’s future.”

We are not just a bank that concerns itself with sales but we are a bank that invests in what matters, especially for our communities. By helping the community, we can secure a shared better future,” said Yvette Cabaduna, Security Bank Zamboanga-Canelar Branch Business Manager.

Major repair support for previously donated classrooms is a component of SBFI’s Build a School, Build a Nation Program. The initiative aims to address infrastructure facility needs of schools in areas where Security Bank operates while also providing complementary initiatives such as teachers’ training, as well as production and distribution of learning videos to improve learning outcomes.

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