Students of New York public school donate educational materials for typhoon-damaged school in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY, June 9 (PNA) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday turned over to San Fernando Central School in this city the education materials donated by students of a public school in Brooklyn, New York.

The student government of P-24 was able to generate some USD 457 through a fund raising from their fellow students.

Ezekiel Laurence Enrique, development outreach and communications specialist of USAID, said the students turned over the amount to them for the purchase of educational materials.

The money was used to purchase 27 volumes of hard bound elementary and intermediate Meriam Webster Dictionaries and one global map.

The materials were turned over during Monday’s launching of USAID’s Rebuild Program led by its acting assistant administrator for Asia, Denise Rollins, and Philippines mission director Gloria D. Steele.

The donation was received by school principal Imelda Gayas and two representatives from the school’s student government.

San Fernando Central School was among the hardest-hit schools in Tacloban City. (PNA)