Carmelo Eusebio Altamira and Soleta Agravante, DepEd Atimonan District Supervisor, together with two principals from Junior High Schools in Atimonan received the books donated by Rex Bookstore.
As a part of their continuing support to distance learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) and Rex Bookstore, Inc. teamed up once again to provide more educational materials to schools in Atimonan, Quezon.
The companies on January 28 distributed 9,266 books worth more than Php4.5 million to public high schools supervised by the Department of Education (DepEd) – Atimonan.
The school beneficiaries are Atimonan National Comprehensive High School, Malinao Ilaya National High School, Maligaya National High School, Malusak National High School, San Rafael National High School and Balubad Integrated High School.
The textbooks will be utilized by school teachers to develop modules and other e-learning materials that will benefit over 4,600 high school students.
The new donation adds to the PhP2 Million worth of books that A1E and Rex Bookstore distributed to 22 public elementary schools in Atimonan last year.
“We are very blessed and thankful for the continuous assistance extended to us in the implementation of our programs amidst the modular learning method,” Soleta C. Agravante, District Supervisor of Atimonan District 2, said during a virtual turnover ceremony.
Atimonan Mayor Rustico Mendoza for acknowledged A1E and Rex Bookstore’s commitment to help thousands of students in Atimonan.
To complement these efforts, the local government started the establishment of reading facilities in the barangays in Atimonan to help promote a reading habit among the students.
“The local government is a big supporter of education and we want to bring the books into the hands of every learner,” shared Municipal Councilor Angeza Tamayo.
The donation is part of A1E and Rex Bookstore’s respective educational programs which both aim to promote continuous learning despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
“Because of the pandemic, the education of our students has been greatly challenged and we want to help every school and student address the difficulties through our comprehensive textbooks and workbooks,” Ana Lisa Bernardo, Integrated Marketing Communications Manager of Rex Bookstore, said.
For his part, A1E Project Manager Christopher Chua said: “This book donation drive is one of our several programs under education. We thank Rex Education for partnering with us once again in helping to improve the quality of education in our project host municipality.”
A1E is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meralco PowerGen Corporation, which is a power generation company building a 1,200 megawatts power plant to utilize high efficiency, low emission (HELE) technology, the country’s first ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant.