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6 classrooms damaged by Typhoon Ulysses renovated by GMA Kapuso Foundation

Six classrooms damaged by Typhoon Ulysses in 2020 were renovated by the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

According to a “24 Oras” report, Monday, it has been 16 years since the Villa Aurora Elementary School was built by the same foundation after the onslaught of Tropical Depression Winnie in 2004.

Because of strong winds and rain, Winnie caused landslides in the area that resulted in schools, health centers, churches, and offices being covered by soil.

One year after the team from GMA Kapuso Foundation together with Mel Tiangco, paid them a visit despite the difficulty in reaching the affected area.

Apart from extending help to the affected residents, three school buildings with six classrooms were also built to make up for the schools that were damaged.

Fifteen years later, the GMA Kapuso Foundation returned to the site to continue what was started and proceeded to build sturdier classrooms that would keep the students and personnel safe.

GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog said this initiative also serves as a “Christmas offering” for the residents.

The GMA Kapuso Foundation is accepting donations through bank deposits, Pay Maya, Cebuana Lhuillier, Shopee, GCash, Zalora, Mega Mart, Globe Rewards, and Metrobank credit card.

For more information, visit GMA Kapuso Foundation's website. -- Franchesca Viernes/BAP, GMA News