July 08 2019
GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) held a groundbreaking ceremony for Datu Saber Elementary School's new building in Marawi City. Led by GMAKF EVP and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog last June 14, the momentous event was made possible in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, AFP-Western Mindanao Command, AFP-55th Engineering Brigade Batallion, AFP-103rd Infantry Brigade, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Manila Water Foundation, United Architects of the Philippines - Emergency Architects, NKD International Trading Corporation / Lotus Tools Philippines, Envirotech Waste Recycling Inc, DepEd, DENR, DPWH, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, and the Local Government of Marawi City.
A memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing was also held during the groundbreaking ceremony between GMAKF and the stakeholders of Datu Saber Elementary School – the provincial and city LGUs, DepEd BARMM, DepEd Marawi and DPWH.
GMAKF is set to build a smart space three-storey public elementary school building designed by the United Architects of the Philippines-Emergency Architects which stands on a 330 square meter lot. Despite the small lot area, the Kapuso school will have a total of 7 classrooms plus 1 principal/teachers’ room, segregated male and female restrooms, a library built into the stairway, vertical garden, canteen, stage, and an open space for school activities.
Meanwhile, GMAKF and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) also launched a campaign entitled Rebuild Dreams in Marawi to seek funding for upcycled chairs for students and teachers of public elementary schools in Marawi. To help, add any amount to your purchase at any CBTL cafes nationwide. For more information, visit https://www.coffeebean.com.ph/caring-cup/rebuildmarawi/.
Together, let’s help rebuild dreams in Marawi!