NGO breaks ground for day care center

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Monday, May 26, 2014

A NON-GOVERNMENT organization held on Friday its groundbreaking ceremony for a Day Care Center for the far-flung residents of the Greenland Community in Barangay Cabantian in Buhangin District, Davao City.

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by the Kiwanis Club Greater Davao-Agila Chapter's President Ramon Tam Jr. at the covered court of Greenland Community Phase-II of the Country Homes Subdivision.

Tam said that they eyed to finish the funded construction project before classes starts this June. He also said the center will be designed to cater 60 children with its 32 square meter floor area.


Barangay Cabantian chief Nilo Cabiles, who is also member of the Kiwanis, thanked their president for having the project. He said their resources will shoulder the incentives for the teachers who will teach at the center.

The organization, however, is yet to announce the amount budgeted for the construction of the center and the village's capital for the salary of the teachers.

"Ang importante dili na kinahanglan magbaktas ug isa ka kilometro sa among mga bata diha kilid sa pangpang aron lamang maka-eskwela. Pinaagi niining donasyon sa Kiwanis Club duol na sa kamatuoran nga makab-ot sa mga kabatan-onan ang unang hugna sa edukasyon," Cabiles said.

Former chief of the Traffic Management Center (TMC) retired Colonel Desiderio Cloribel, who is also member of the Kiwanis, also thanked the homeowners for their support. He said the construction of the project would be hard without their assistance.

"There are 37 of us in the [Kiwanis Club] Agila Chapter and we're happy to say na kami tanan nag ambag para sa mga materyales na kinahanglan ani nga project. We also have teachers who are willing to teach voluntarily for this community," Cloribel said.

Greenland Phase-II is a kilometer away from Country Homes Subdivision. The settlers that now numbering 90 families were allowed by the local government to establish a community.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 27, 2014.


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