TEACHERS at Paknaan Elementary School in Mandaue City spent their own money to buy relief goods for their students whose families were affected by heavy flooding last weekend.
The distribution of 350 relief packs coincided with the release of the week two modules on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
Mary Jean Codiñera, principal of Paknaan Elementary School, said all the teachers contributed money from their own pockets to help their students, particularly those residing on a relocation site.
Each relief pack contains a kilo of rice, two packs of noodles and a can of sardines.
The teachers gave 200 relief packs for students living in the relocation site, while the rest were distributed inside a gym in Paknaan.
The flooding also damaged the students’ modules.
Codiñera said some of the teachers’ relatives pledged to give additional assistance that will be distributed next week.
Unistar, an educational supply store, donated school supplies to Paknaan Elementary School. These will be distributed next week, said Codiñera.
Avedrelda Castro, a resident in the relocation site, thanked the teachers for their kindness.
She said the learning modules of her children were not damaged by the flood but their house was among those severely flooded. (KFD)