8.26.2015

Friday, August 21, 2015


AgSur elementary school receives additional classrooms from ASELCO-Aboitiz CSR

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Aug. 21 (PIA) - After a year of preparing and constructing, the San Isidro Elementary School Teachers and Students can finally use the two classrooms turned over to them last August 17, at Barangay San Isidro by the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) being one of Aboitiz’ clientele in its energy services.

The turn-over program was attended by various individuals from the public and private sectors.

A year ago, San Isidro Elementary School run short of classroom and could not sufficiently cater the increasing number of students enrolled in the institution. “We received a call from Aboitiz in the person of Roy Renconada asking us of the possibility of having these classrooms. We, right there and then, prepared the requirements in a snap and e-mailed it. From then on, this project commenced,” Jimuel V. Quejada, SIES school principal narrated.

These 1.7 million classrooms were the first to be constructed as project of Aboitiz in Mindanao Area. “We give you the idea that Aboitiz is not only after of marketing energy. It is also duty bound to take progress into the place we get in as a way of giving back to the people through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),” Bisnar explained.

ASELCO has signed with Aboitiz through Therma South Inc. (TSI) for the power supply in the next 25 years. With this, the cooperative’s partnership with Aboitiz will continue in the long term and is projected to have all the places especially education institutions in Agusan del Sur as beneficiaries of Classroom Projects.

“Charity begins at home. Since ASELCO is a resident of Barangay San Isidro, we took the initiative of having the first project initiated here. After all, this is no better way than starting everything in the roots,” ASELCO general manager Emmanuel Galarse proudly said.


The Classroom Project and Computerization Program are joint CSR of Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. in the province of Agusan del Sur. (ASELCO/PIA-Caraga)