The Department of Education formally accepted on Thursday, May 29, 2019 the two classroom buildings, Faculty Building, 90-armchairs, 2-rooms toilet, 2-handwash areas and 1-water reservoir donated by NACSEA Relief with the aid of NAK Humanitas, Switzerland.
In a simple turn over ceremony held at the grounds of the new Acmonan Elementary School Kafok Extension, the symbolic key was accepted by Department of Education (DepEd) School Division Superintendent, Mr. Isagani S. De La Cruz, CESO V, from NACSEA Relief representative, Ms. Mabelle Bagtas in the presence of Hon Mayor, Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Barangay Captain Cawade T. Piang Jr., School head, Ms. Edna Perez, the guests, teachers, parents, and learners.
In her acceptance speech, Ms. Edna Perez, School Head, in behalf of the Department of Education, expressed her gratitude to NACSEA Relief President, Mr. Urs Hebeisen and to the donor, NAK Humanitas of Switzerland for their great support and make their dream of having a new school building a reality. She also thanked everyone who have come and celebrate the special occasion for the turnover ceremony of the new school building project.
The project is a testimony or proof of a strong conviction that became a reality through concerted actions, the conviction that the children need a good environment to learn many things in the world for their bright future, and the reality that is the completion of this new and solid school building.
The teaching staff extended as well their great appreciation to NACSEA Relief for its generosity and help change the situation of the makeshift school room and temporary faculty shelter in Kafok for more than 3-years. Reminiscing what they all experienced during the past years, are hardships as they all look back how they have to fight and secure school materials from the effect of bad weather due dripping roofs and walls due strong rain and winds, ensuring safety of learners due muddy and dirt floors, and absenteeism as children have to walk 2.5 long hours just to attend classes.
They promised to extend their hands as stewards that will pilot in the maintenance and safeguarding the property to maximize its full potential and utilization capacity. The new school building will provide learners a conducive space for learning and can now concentrate more of their study, be inspired to study harder and reach their highest potential
Above all, the teaching staff and the community are with high hopes that the school facilities will serve as an instrument that will encourage learners to attend school everyday, to develop competencies that they can use in the near future to effect progress not only for themselves but for their respective families and communities.
More than 100 pupils will benefit the project.