The SM Foundation through its School Building Program completed the repair of six school buildings in elementary public schools in Antipolo City, Dagupan City, Legazpi City, Pulilan (Bulacan), City of San Fernando, and Sorsogon.
The repair of the school buildings was programmed for the year 2023 with a budgetary allocation of P3 million. All repairs were completed and turned over to the beneficiary schools ahead of schedule.
The repaired school buildings are buildings donated by SM Prime through SM Foundation.
The beneficiary schools are Mayamot Elementary School (Antipolo), East Central Integrated School (Dagupan), Bitano Elementary School (Legazpi), Balatong Elementary School (Pulilan, Bulacan), Telabastagan Integrated School (City of San Fernando), and Sorsogon’s Basud Elementary School.
The repair of SM-donated school buildings is a commitment of the SM Foundation and is done every five years. Aside from repairing the ceilings, roofs, walls, and floors, the school buildings were also repainted.
These two-story, four-classroom school buildings were turned over in 2018 except for Basud Elementary School which was turned over in 2021 but was damaged by the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng (international name Nalgae) in 2022. The school building donated to Basud Elementary School was the first building project of the SM Foundation for 2021.