News Release

Church Donates Essential Learning Items to Antipolo School

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped promote quality education and address some needs of the students and teachers of the Peñafrancia Elementary School in Antipolo City last April 2, 2024.

During the official turnover event, the Church of Jesus Christ's humanitarian project provided a range of essential items to Peñafrancia Elementary School. These items included smart TVs, printers, tablet computers, a sound system, a projector, a laminating machine, monobloc chairs, stand fans, and other school supplies.

School Principal Dr. Teody E. Bautista and School District Supervisor Joselyn A. Perez expressed their gratitude to the Church, stating that the donation would address many of the learning needs of young learners who cannot afford technological aids such as computers and home access to the Internet.

On behalf of the Church, Marikina East Stake President Jaime Erwin C. Bernadas expressed gratitude for the opportunity to help and contribute to the betterment of both the school and their community. In his message, he emphasized that the Church teaches its members to commit to extending a helping hand to their neighbors with a "cheerful heart."

Ms. Ma. Bonnie Manlunas, the head of the school's parent-teacher association, noted that the Church's "significant contribution" would definitely benefit the children's education.

Following the messages, a visual presentation showcased how the donated items were utilized by teachers and learners in various teaching and learning situations. As a token of their gratitude, the students also performed a folk dance for the guests.

The school presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Church, which was received by the humanitarian service missionaries overseeing the donations, Elder Reo and Sister Terrie Larsen, along with President Bernadas.

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