Manlabong National High School in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon received bread and pastry tools and equipment from TORM Philippines Education Foundation on May 27, 2021. This public senior high school has a track on Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) and Technical-Vocational- Livelihood (TVL) in which Bread and Pastry Production is one of the elective specialized subjects.
This donated equipment will be utilized for the practical work of the students once face-to-face classes will be allowed by the Department of Education as part of the blended learning approach in school.
Ceremonial Turnover Activity
On May 28, 2021, a ceremonial turnover activity of the donated baking equipment was led by the School Head, Mr. Jose Ricafort Jr. A short program followed, and all attendees observed strict health and safety protocols.
The donated equipment given to the school was a deck-oven, baking tray rack, baking wares with various sizes and shapes, cake pans which comes in different sizes, electric mixer, kitchen shears, weighing scale, preparatory tools, measuring tools, mixing tools, cutting tools, two-door inverter refrigerator, aluminum display cabinet and set of curtains for the TLE room.
This donated equipment will also serve as instructional aids for the junior and senior high school in developing skills in the said learning area. This will also turn the students into productive individuals along entrepreneurship.
A Letter of Appreciation
Below is an excerpt from letter of appreciation sent by the School Head, Mr. Jose Ricafort via email.
“ The Manlabong National High School students, parents, teachers, and stakeholders are sincerely thankful being chosen as one of the beneficiaries of TORM Philippines Education Foundation, Social Development Initiatives (SDI) program in the province of Sorsogon.
Indeed, it is a rare opportunity and blessing that the school received very valuable educational supports from a recognized education foundation in the Philippines. The donation of tools and equipment for Bread and Pastry Production are to be utilized in the junior and senior high school Technology and Livelihood (TLE) laboratory. Rest assured that the tools and equipment you donated in the school will be kept and properly maintained for longer use of our students.”
A total of 312 junior and senior high school learners and 17 school personnel will benefit from this SDI project. Most of the learners at the said school are part of 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) and IPs (Indigenous People) beneficiaries.
The School Head, Mr. Jose Ricafort Jr. in his speech during the ceremonial turnover activity with the guests and school personnel.
The donated bread and pastry tools and equipment.