Building Hope for a Post-Pandemic Education: 9 schools in Cebu undergo construction under RAFI’s School Rebuilding Program
The pandemic may have seen changes and challenges to classroom learning over the past year but this never wavered RAFI’s commitment towards championing for education.
RAFI’s Education Development Unit partnered with the Department of Education and various LGUs to build safe and conducive classrooms across Cebu. Through EDU’s School Rebuilding Program, nine schools have participated and underwent construction this year alone. The following schools were:
- Cordova Centra School
- Pilipog Elementary School
- Can-abujon Elementary School
- Candabong Elementary School
- Cabadiangan Integrated School
- San Fernando Central School
- Pablo Villamera Integrated School
- Simeon Ripdos Elementary School
- Arpili Elementary School
The project was approved in 2019, however, due to the pandemic, it temporarily slowed down. According to Program Officer Abigail Pasas, the resumption of RAFI’s School Rebuilding Program is a silver lining in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. “Ang kani nga school will prove to be useful for the students after the pandemic.”
The road ahead might be difficult, but as we slowly enter into the post-pandemic world, newly constructed schools are awaiting for our young learners once our educational system gives a go signal for face-to-face classes.