‘A great help’ was how a teacher described EDC and partner National Book Store during the school materials distribution activity at Minoyan ESEnergy Development Corporation (EDC) teamed up once again with National Bookstore Foundation Inc. and distributed school supplies to over 3,200 students from six public elementary schools in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City and Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia to help them cope with the challenges brought about by the COVID19 pandemic.
Apart from giving school supplies, EDC gave 10 reams of bond paper to each school from its “MakiPAPEL” employee donation drive to further help the students and teachers with their modular learning materials for distance learning.
“EDC never fails to give to our learners despite the pandemic,” said April Joy Biboso, faculty member of F. Barandiaran Elementary School in Murcia. “They are consistent and very responsive to our needs.”
“It’s a great help for the community to have such loyal partners with a big heart that support the academic needs of learners as well as the teachers,” said Amygine Bance, a teacher from Minoyan Elementary School, also in Murcia.
Norreen Bautista, head of EDC’s corporate social responsibility department in Negros Island, shared this message to the schools: “Let us remember ‘CARE.’ C for ‘collaborative,’ that amidst this pandemic, we have this spirit to be collaborative; A—‘agile,’ we are ready to adjust and be available for our learners; R for ‘responsive,’ we are responsive to the need of our dear pupils and students; and, lastly, E for ‘engaging’ to our stakeholders—our pupils, students, parents and to the community where we belong.”
Bautista emphasized the behaviors that are consistent with EDC’s mission of forging collaborative partnerships toward a decarbonized and regenerative future. (Story/Photos by: Frances Ariola)