Renewable energy solutions provider SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) turned over a total of P5.3 million to the Provincial Government of Benguet for the construction of five classrooms in the Municipality of Itogon.
Some 400 students from Gold Creek Elementary School and Pacalso Elementary School are set to benefit from SNAP-Benguet’s donations, as well as the counterpart funds provided by the Provincial Government of Benguet.
Dr. Joseph A. Pacpaco, Public School District Supervisor of Itogon I, also said, “(These) schools are fortunate for having a company like SNAP-Benguet that considers the plight of education in the areas (where) they operate. I hope students will treasure and be inspired by these projects.”
“We recognize the hard work that the Provincial Government of Benguet is doing to propel educational services in the area forward. This drive toward positive change resonates with us at SNAP, which is why we continue to partner with the government and communities for these types of endeavors,” said SNAP Vice President for Corporate Affairs Atty. Mike C. Hosillos.
“Since the partnership of SN Power and AboitizPower acquired the Binga and Ambuklao Hydropower Plants in our province, they have always manifested their support for our community development projects,” shared Benguet Governor Melchor D. Diclas. “We are grateful to SNAP-Benguet for this donation, as well as the continued partnership.”
In December 2018, SNAP-Benguet also signed a Memorandum of Agreement to fund Nawal Elementary School’s roof rehabilitation project and Binga Elementary School’s tile-floor installation for nine classrooms under the Department of Education’s Adopt-a-School Program.
SNAP-Benguet is a joint venture between SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower. It operates the 105-MW Ambuklao hydro and the 140-MW Binga hydro both in the Benguet Province.
CAPTION: Students and officials of Pacalso Elementary School in Barangay Tuding, Itogon, Benguet witness the blessing of the classrooms partly funded by the donation of SNAP-Benguet.