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A Yellow School Boat for Labney Integrated School of Tarlac

by Rebecca Torres, Social Entrepreneurship Team Lead

Then (using the balsa/bamboo raft)

“Thank you Roots & Wings for making sure no kids are endangered going to Labney Integrated School. Thank you for helping Labney cope with the challenges of distance education by providing safer and conducive learning spaces.” - Black Pencil Project

Soon after the announcement of the 2023 beneficiaries of the Social Entrepreneurship Program of Roots & Wings last February 2023, loyal patrons - organizations and individual sponsors immediately came forward to sponsor the purchase of the Yellow School Boat with its required security life vests and polyester rope. The Yellow School Boat replaced the makeshift bamboo raft used by the students and teachers of Labney Integrated School in crossing the Camiling River to reach their school, located in the farthest mountainous barangay (village) in Mayantoc, Tarlac.

Roots & Wings’ Social Entrepreneurship Program is grateful to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Grail, the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPhil), the Paraiso Family from Silang, Cavite and the Arambulo family from Paranaque City, Metro Manila for immediately responding to the call, for sharing their blessings and giving financial support to purchase a yellow school boat and security life vests.


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