About 30 Solar Lanterns were turned over to Cantil-e Elementary from the Ride for Light 2011, Taos Puso Foundation Tuesday morning at the Cantil-e Elementary School, in Dumaguete City.
Philippe Saubier, of the Ride for Light Taos Puso Foundation, presented the solar lanterns to Dumaguete through Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria. The mayor also turned them over to the principal of Cantil-e Elementary School, Lilybeth Estrosos.
Sagarbarria said he appreciated the foundation for its laudable program in Dumaguete City, especially in the Cantil-e Elementary School.
“With this program, the solar lanterns and mobile phone charger are the call of the times, we have to use innovative technology nowadays to enhance education. We all know that no matter what we do, technology has to come in and this program in bringing light here in Cantil-e,” Sagarbarria said.
He also said the program can make the student some up with the second level of their education, and they can improve themselves because light is available.
He said the Cantil-e Elementary is also a beneficiary of the e-impact type module, the new technology that will be implemented during the opening of classes in June.
Present during turned over ceremonies were Dr. Ramir Uytico, OIC, Schools Divisions Superintendent, Counilors Manny Arbon, Antonio Remollo and Kenneth Arbas,barangay Captain Pilardo Sarte, teachers of Cantil-e Elementary school, students and parents.
Barangay Cantil-e is located kilometers away from the urban area where recipients of the solar lamps have not been able to avail of electricity connection.*RG
back to top