Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) turned over worth two million pesos assistance to the Department of Education Bataraza Districts in support of distance learning last November 13, 2020.
Two units of risograph machines worth P300,000 units each, 4 units of heavy-duty printers worth P100,000 units each, and 4,000 reams of bond papers were received by DepEd Bataraza District 1 and District 2 supervisors.
“On behalf of the 843 teachers in Bataraza, we are very much thankful to CBNC for all the support that they have given us. This will surely go a long way in the delivery of education,” said Edna Cabuhat, Bataraza District 1 Supervisor.
Schools have been struggling to adapt to the new normal mode of learning. In Bataraza, the printing of modules is one of the schools’ biggest challenges since the Department’s Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) cannot fully cover the printing of modules needed by the students in Bataraza.
“CBNC has always been supportive to the education sector. We heard a lot about how the schools struggle to print modules that will be given to the students, thus, CBNC extends these equipment and materials to deliver the education that our children need,” said Community Relations Manager Ernesto Llacuna.
The turnover was attended by all school heads in Bataraza. This initiative by CBNC will benefit 22,809 learners from the 57 schools in the municipality.
Other than Bataraza, CBNC also extended assistance to different schools in Northern Palawan and nearby municipalities. Thousands of bond papers and a number of printers have already been distributed before the classes started in October. The company also provided disinfectant materials to schools since these are also one of the requirements under the new normal.