For school year 2019-2020, TYKFI continued to extend support for education through its involvement in the annual Brigada Eskwela for one of its adopted schools in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur. The Foundation provided Nagtenga Elementary School with materials to help remodel three old Marcos-type classrooms for kindergarten and grades 2 and 3 students
The three classrooms and their facilities have continuously been in use since their construction in the 1970s and have not undergone any major repairs. The window sills and bars were already old and rusting, the comfort rooms were worn out, and the doors and their hinges already demanded replacement for many years. During rainy season, the rain would spatter indoors causing the children and their things to get wet.
The Foundation provided the construction materials for the renovation of the classrooms including bathroom fixtures and electric fans. During construction, the classes of the said grade levels which already started were held through makeshift arrangements in the computer room and at the multi-purpose hall, which were also built and renovated through the aid from TYKFI.
Masonry, painting, and electrical works were finished while the doors and comfort rooms were replaced and repaired. Meanwhile, a sense of the bayanihan spirit also ignited parents, teachers, and community members to ready the three rooms to provide a clean, safe, and conducive physical learning environment.
The pupils, their parents and teachers alike, have been very grateful to the Foundation for its continued support to the community, especially the youth.