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The Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation recently donated 100 chairs to Luntad Elementary School in Palo, Leyte -- the Foundation's 40th beneficiary school since it started its chair donation program in 2010 through the Seat of Hope. The chairs arrived in time for the school's moving up, recognition and graduation ceremony held last 3 April 2019.
Students march to their seats marked with Seat of Hope logo of Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation. Luntad Elementary School received their chair donation in time for their moving up, recognition and graduation ceremony last 3 April 2019.
The Principal, General Parents - Teachers' Association and faculty were happy and deeply grateful to the Foundation for granting this request. Due to a lack of chairs, children in this school make do with old repainted wooden chairs, some no longer safe to use and have to be discarded. Unfortunately, during heavy rainfall the school also gets flooded and therefore these plastic chairs prove more durable over time, less expensive and easier to maintain than wooden chairs.
Palo, Leyte was one of the most hard-hit areas when super Typhoon 'Haiyan' (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Eastern Visayas region in November 2013. It is considered one of the most historical towns of Leyte and is well known as the site of MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park.
The Seat of Hope chair donation project of Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation aims to promote a conducive learning environment for students in selected public schools nationwide. To date, the Foundation has donated 5,418 chairs to 40 schools all over the country.
The Principal, faculty and officers of the General Parents-Teachers' Association of Luntad Elementary school extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Board of Trustees of the Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation for the donation of 100 chairs.