The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) reached out to 3 districts in Eastern and Western Samar namely, Hernani, Guiuan North and Basey I Districts for its Adopt-a-School supplies giving project last December 1, 2014. However, instead of just giving out school supplies, the Foundation under its Planting Calendar and Seeds Distribution Program also distributed more than 1,000 packs of various vegetable seeds to the students to aid in the more recent typhoon, “Ruby”, and still of course the more tragic typhoon “Yolanda”. This is also to support the DepEd’s “Gulayan sa Paaralan” project.
Over 2,001 students benefitted from the school supplies and seeds. The school supplies included a bag, notebooks, pad papers, pencils, and a pair of slippers. Present in the event were Atty. Rhoan Lucero-Orebia, OIC- Assistant Regional Director, DepEd Region 8, other DepEd representatives, together with the Lucio Tan Group.
“In behalf of the three recipient schools, we from the Regional Office want to express our grateful thanks to the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. for providing these school supplies package to these pupils. The said supplies will be a great help to them since these schools are one of the hardly hit schools by typhoon “Yolanda”. So these pupils can start anew and live normally,” expressed by Atty. Rhoan Lucero-Orebia.