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LDS Charities Turns Over Library Materials to Mandaue City Central School


Education is an “eternal principle” being taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church leaders encourage members to increase knowledge of anything ‘virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.’ For LDS Charities (LDSC), education is a key that can help families become self-reliant.

LDS Charities turned over library materials to the Mandaue City Central School in Cebu valued at over one million pesos. Donations included a collection of books to replace the school’s dated books. In addition, LDSC donated study desks, chairs, bookshelves, desktop computer and an air conditioning unit.

Two classrooms have been converted into a library to provide a safe space conducive for learning and studying.

“We are very grateful to LDS Charities for donating the materials that we needed for our library,” said school principal Claribel Colipapa.

Colipapa reached out to LDSC humanitarian missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and told them that approximately 4,000 students are using outdated books. In coordination with school personnel, LDS Charities was able to procure a list of books that the school needed.

The school principal assigned a librarian to ensure the maintenance of the library and to guide the students who will use it.

Meanwhile, on 30 July 2018, Dr. Arden Monisit, Mandaue City Schools Division Superintendent, along with other school officials, awarded Plaques of Recognition to partners in a ceremony in Cebu City.

Roy Baculio, President of the Mandaue Philippines Stake (Diocese) received the plaque on behalf of LDS Charities.

As the humanitarian arm of the Church, LDSC projects focus primarily on community development programs such as clean water, neonatal resuscitation training, vision care, wheelchairs, immunizations, food production, and other health programs. However, it also engages in different projects like emergency response and donations to local institutions, such as schools, to help beneficiaries become self-reliant in the long term.

News Source: Cebu Daily News
Photo Credit: Butch Colipapa

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