School head appeals for help to rebuild burned school in Tuba

TUBA, Benguet, May 13 (PIA) – Kind- hearted individuals and organizations are being asked to help rebuild a school that was razed by fire on the night of Labor Day.

 

"Tulungan dakami kuma apo, awan tun usaren ti ubbing nu umay nga panag eeskwela nu June, (Kindly help us, or else school children wil have nothing to use during the school days starting this June),  appeals Head Teacher Henry Tinaza  of the Indaoac Elementary School  whose school building was burned to ashes.

Tinaza said  they  immediately need  construction materials to rebuild their school which is being used by more than 60 students and t least 4 teachers who are in-charge of the multi grade system of the school.

The school has a smaller building which serves as storage and canteen, and cannot accommodate the students during the school days.

At the moment,  the school is hoping support from the Benguet Red Cross for the use of the temporary classroom tents which were also used when the typhoon Ompong hit Itogon and some of the schools in the province last year.

Initial  report of  the Tuba Fire station  showed that the  fire incident at the Indaoac Elementary School  in Sitio Indaoac, Tabaan Sur started at the Principal’s room  and spread to the adjacent rooms including the Kindergarten Room, the classroom of Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3 and 4, Grades 5 and 6 and the home economics room. Estimated total damage was placed at P5 million. 

The school had  been serving as a polling precinct in the past election, and   would have served again for the May 13 polls.  (JDP/ RMC PIA-CAR)

Indaoac Elementary School officials inspects the burned faciltities of the school in Tuba, Benguet. (photo by Henry Tinaza) 

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

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