The gate arch of the Larap Elementary School ... desperate for funding to complete repair jobs on classrooms, roofs and facilities such as toilets and conference room, with the two-day conference fast approaching
THE Larap Elementary School (LES) in Jose Panganiban will host this year’s Division Science Congress.
Attending are about 140 science-focused schoolchildren from 14 school districts in the province of Camarines Norte.
School principal Rolly Torero said the teaching staff is right now busy preparing for the two-day activities that will be held from November 22-23.
Torero said the delegates, including their teacher-advisers, would be housed at the school’s classrooms during the event.
“We have to do a lot of repairs and fixing to make our classroom suitable for the two-day conference,” said school principal Rolly Torero.
Torero said they are seeking help for funding to defray the cost of holding the conference and the urgently needed repairs, especially from overseas Larapenos and professionals based elsewhere in the Philippines.
He said they have also appealed to the LaPIMa or “Laking PIM Ako Association for” funding assistance.
LaPIMa is composed of professionals in the Philippines and overseas whose families had benefited from the former Philippine Iron Mines (PIM).
In response, LaPIMa secretary Samuel Tatom said the core group of the association has yet to meet to take up LES’ request.
Torero said the delegates are selected Grade 5-6 students with inclinations towards science.
“It’s an honor for the LES to be given the opportunity to host such an important event despite the economic situation obtaining in the community,” he said.
One of the most depressed baranggays, Larap’s residents are mostly engaged in subsistence fishing, farming and gold panning.
If you think you can help with the project, please send your donations to the “GPTA - Larap Elementary School” bank account with Banco de Oro, Daet branch, Account No. 5160145088 in the name of any of the following: Gary S Prima, president; Rosario B Aldea, treasurer.