CAPAS, Tarlac, Dec.18 (PIA) -- Approximately 400 students from Maruglu Elementary School in Capas benefited from a community service and gift-giving activity organized by the Philippine Army - Mechanized Infantry Division (MID) in partnership with Go Share Foundation and other stakeholders.
"This activity is in time for the Christmas season that we are celebrating and also part of our Armor Adopt-A-School Program which was conceptualized to provide social services, assist and help indigent elementary students with their basic supplies and other services," MID Commander Major General Gilbert Gapay said.
"This program is not just being implemented and conducted here in Tarlac but also in the entire country. From Aparri to Julo, we are doing this project to reach and help especially our youth and their future," he added.
"We know the struggles in sending our children to schools just to give them the future that they deserve, that's why we are committed on doing this to give joy and hope to the students more specially during this Christmas season," Gapay furthered.
Aside from gift giving, other services were free medical check-up, free distribution of prescribed medicines, feeding program and distribution of slippers and toys.
"Beyond this gifts, we want to emphasize that the meaning Christmas is not just about gifts but more importantly it is about sharing, love and hope," Gapay said.
"To our students, always remember that you have a 'Kuya' and 'Ate' who are ready and willing to help you in times of need. We are always here not just to maintain peace and security but also to take part in helping the youth towards their bright future," he emphasized.
In behalf of Maruglu Elementary School, Principal Augusto Balatbat expressed his gratitude to MID and its stakeholders in sharing and implementing significant programs for the indigent students. (CLJD/CJVF-PIA 3)