Quick Facts: Cabalitocan Elementary School
|Number of Students :||141 students (as of December 2021)|
|Location:||Barangay Cabalitocan, Luna, La Union|
|Under what HBI project:||Ylenia Adopt-a-School Project|
|Duration of Project:||Four (4) Years|
Partner-in-Service and Donor
After the success of the Rissing Adopt-a-School Project and the Pitpitac Adopt-a-School Project, the Ylenia Foundation started a third Adopt-a-School Project – this time in the remote Cabalitocan Elementary School in Luna, La Union.
Before the project started in 2018, the Cabalitocan Elementary School and its students were making do with dilapidated classrooms and lack of facilities. The Adopt-a-School Project immediately went to work to rectify that by rehabilitating classrooms, constructing new classroom buildings, a new school canteen, and a new school covered court and community activity center. Apart from this, all enrolled students received yearly supplies of education and health needs, with identified malnourished children undergoing an intensive supplemental feeding program in the school.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when Philippine schools like Cabalitocan Elementary School were closed, the Ylenia Foundation’s Adopt-a-School Project provided the school with the means to continue modular distance learning programs. Apart from providing printers and instructional materials for module printing and development, the project also supported a pilot radio-based learning program wherein children and teachers communicate via two-way radios. Radio-based learning enabled the teachers to continue sharpening the reading and arithmetic skills of students. It was also a more accessible form of distance learning since two-way radios are not reliant on internet connection.
To instigate project sustainability, livelihood projects such as the Rice Bank Project were implemented in the school and now has a total of 90 farmer-participants. Teachers, parents, and community members also attended a slew of capacity building activities along the areas of children’s rights, health, nutrition, basic health services, project management, livelihood project bookkeeping, and leadership training.
Here’s a look at the project’s latest report: