News Release

Church Donates Educational Resources to 16 Elementary Schools in San Pablo

Aiming to support local children in their foundational studies, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided numeracy and literacy learning resources to 16 elementary schools in San Pablo City, Laguna, on May 23, 2024, as part of the global Church’s education assistance efforts.

School heads and other officers from San Antonio Elementary School, Sto. Nino Elementary School, Antonia Manuel Magcase Elementary School, San Diego Elementary School, San Marcos Elementary School, San Joaquin Elementary School, Platon Elementary School, San Gregorio Elementary School, San Anton Elementary School, San Lucas Elementary School, CM Azcarate Elementary School, Prudencia Fule Memorial School, Fule Almeda Elementary School, Sta. Maria Elementary School, Major Juan Eseo Elementary School, and San Pablo Central Elementary School gathered in the Department of Education San Pablo Division Office for the turnover.

Each school received the following items: two 50" Smart TVs, a printer, a laminating machine, a projector, two desktop computers, two 5m HDMI cables, two printer refills, one set reading kit, one set numeracy kit, and 100 pieces of whiteboard markers.

Leaders from the San Pablo Philippines Stake (diocese) also attended the event. Present at the program were President Lysander Guevarra, Stake President of the San Pablo Philippines Stake, his wife, Sister Gigi Guevarra, and other members and employees of the Church who supported and worked on this project.

President Guevarra and the humanitarian missionaries assigned to similar efforts in the area led the handover program. These donations will reportedly benefit more than 10,000 students from all 16 elementary schools in the division.

Emphasizing the Church's teaching on fasting and donating generous offerings, President Guevarra stated in his message, "The funds did not come from a single person but rather from the fast offerings of Church members."

He also added, "Latter-day Saints skip meals to help others who are hungry. One day each month, we fast for two consecutive meals (abstaining from eating and drinking) and donate the cost of meals (and more) to help those in need."

The Church of Jesus Christ and its Efforts for Better Access to High-Quality Education

The Church seeks to further self-reliance by creating opportunities for people around the world to learn, progress, and reach their fullest potential. Education plays a vital role in reducing poverty, improving health, and strengthening societies. Gains in education are also linked to economic growth and peaceful conflict resolution. Education instills hope and encourages action.

The Church’s humanitarian efforts provide textbooks, desks, chairs, teacher training, classroom refurbishment, and more to help students enjoy better access to high-quality education.

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