THE LaPIMa has donated P10,000 worth of school supplies to the first graders of the Larap Elementary School at Baranggay Larap, Mambulao, CamNorte.
The materials, which included notebooks, writing pads and pens, where purchased through the LaPIMa funds.
In an email to members based overseas and elsewhere in the Philippines, the association’s core group said the gesture was “to show our support no matter how small it is to those who are also trying their own way to show help”.
LaPIMa, which stands for Laking PIM Ako, said it will not only strive to help the needy from Larap but also those in other places in Mambulao.
The group said that its gesture to help the schoolchildren at LES was “appropriate as the money we will be sharing came from LaPIMans”.
LaPIMa said it believed that its funds “is not there to keep but should be used productively”.
The donation was coordinated by LaPIMa’s members based in Manila.
The school supply donation project was started by the late Larap native Benjamin Basquenas and his classmates.
The LaPIMa members were former residents of the mining community of Larap, which hosted the miner Philippine Iron Mines (PIM) until mid-70s.