Sunday, March 27, 2011

Epson Turns Over 2nd LRC in Lipa City

Last March 23, Epson turned over its second learning resource corner in Lodlod ES, Lipa City. Its first donation of LRC benefited Kayumanggi ES, also in Lipa City.

Lodlod ES is considered as one of the three least performing schools in the city. Pupils’ peformance in English is very poor. Reading profile of the students show that 49.13% are frustrated readers in English and 21.35% are frustrated readers in Filipino. Thus, this LRC for Lodlod ES, were mostly storybooks in English and Filipino to encourage reading among the pupils.

School principal Ms Del Orsos and teachers welcomed Epson employees, headed by its President Mr. Osamu Koshiishi. Also in attendance in the turnover were DepEd (district and division) and barangay officials.

After the programme, Mr. Koshiishi conducted a storytelling session where he read to chosen Grade 4 kids the story of Hachiko. Hachiko is a Japanese true story of a loyal dog.

Mr Koshiishi left this message to the pupils of Lodlod ES: “You are the country’s future. Study hard.”

For this LRC, Epson used the funds from its donation of 890 kilos of ULABs to purchase the 4-layer shelf from our assisted and organized enterprise Nabigla Construction and Manpower Development Coop (NACMADECO), 2 sets of kiddie chairs and tables and some storybooks. Additional storybooks were purchased from company funds to complete the donation.