26 February 2014
Newly renovated classrooms benefit 7,000 students in Maguindanao
COTABATO CITY- Close to 7,000 students in the towns of Ampatuan and Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao benefit from the classrooms rehabilitated by the Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao.
BEAM-ARMM, which is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), formally turned over a total of 30 renovated classrooms in the said towns to respective school administrators on Wednesday.
Kevin Corbin, BEAM-ARMM program team leader, said the community, parents and teachers in each school have contributed immensely to the success of the project.
The project, amounting to a total of P6.5M, was managed and implemented by the Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) of Maguindanao.
Corbin said they target to rehabilitate a total of 300 classrooms in the province by mid-2015 as part of their commitment to help improve the learning environment in ARMM.
Jamar Kulayan, ARMM education secretary, said BEAM-ARMM complements their ongoing effort to address classroom shortage in the region.
Kulayan said in addition to the BEAM-ARMM school rehabilitation project, the region’s education department has already allocated funds to support the construction and renovation of school buildings and classrooms in different areas of ARMM.
“We are thankful to the Australian government for their support to our people,” he said. (Bureau of Public Information)