From 2005 through 2011, the physically challenged students of Rosario Elementary School (RES) had grown from the one-classroom donated by Fil-Am Manassas to the 4- classrooms, 2 story building donated by the Local Government Unit (LGU). The funding was not enough to provide the ceiling in the hallway and the principal is requesting FtH to assist to complete the building with a ceiling to give comfort to the students during the hot summer weather.
Almost every year since 2005, FtH is visiting the RES, donating 2 Braille machines, school supplies and snack or lunch for the physically-challenged (PC) students. This year, in addition to the snacks and slippers for the students, the Principal requested some materials to fully cover the ceiling and provide comfort to the students. Mila with her ever-ready tape measure in her hand bag, measured the area to be covered and Eve of CFO will provide the estimate of materials needed. The school official is requesting only the materials and their local engineering staff, with the PTA, will install the ceiling.
After the turn over of TV and Braille machine in Indang, Cavite and snacks for the students in Rosario, Cavite, the FtH Volunteers, except Martin, Pio and Dr Eusebio, were treated to a special merienda at the local residence of Cesar and Fely Pontanilla of Fairfax, Virginia who are from Rosario, Cavite.
In this FtH mission, Larry and Mila donated the Braille machine and TV for the students of Indang, Cavite. With the funds Larry and Mila donated, the lunch and snack of all the PC students were also provided. The balance of the funds available will be spent on the purchase of building materials for the ceiling of the Rosario SPED classrooms. It is expected that the balance of the funds available will not be sufficient to cover the cost of building materials for the ceiling of the SPED classrooms. Any tax-deductible donation to FtH for this special project will be greatly appreciated.
February 20, 2011