Lear helps Olango school

AS PART of its annual community outreach program, Lear Corp. recently provided educational assistance worth P1.3 million to Sabang Elementary School (SES) in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City.

The managers and employees distributed kits containing basic school supplies, backpacks, umbrellas and tumblers to all 860 pupils.

Thirteen TV sets were donated to Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes, along with 23 water dispensers, which will be placed in every classroom.

SES has 10 buildings with 21 classrooms, five of which were divided into two to address the shortage in classrooms. All these interventions aim to address the lack of school supplies of the pupils and improve their academic performance.

Since 2012, Lear Corp. has been carrying out community outreach project as part of its corporate social responsibility program for Cebu’s public schools. In partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Lear Corp. has supported seven elementary schools through its Adopt-a-School Program.

“Education is one area close to the heart of Lear because we firmly believe that we need to support our students in getting access to quality education as they are our future leaders,” said Lear’s human resources director Amabel Abella during the turnover of school supplies and facilities.

Present during the turnover were Lear’s operations director Gareth Hughes, compensation and benefits manager Marife Biol, Schools Division Superintendent for Lapu-Lapu City Wilfreda Bongalos, Public School District Supervisor for District 9 Eduardo Ursal and Sabang Elementary School Principal Leandra Aclan.

Lear Corp. has been a member company of the PBSP since 2015.