BAGUIO CITY – Some 500 community stakeholders and volunteers started the initial construction activities for the two-storey student center of the Irisan National High School (INHS) during the week-long Brigada Eskwela in order for the over 1,000 students to have a place to hold their various student-related activities.
The project was initiated by NHS principal Romulo Flora, Parents Teachers Community Association (PTCA) president Linda P. Asuncion and Irisan barangay officials led by punong barangay Tomas Dumalti in order to allow the students to have a space to conduct their numerous activities geared towards molding them to become responsible and productive citizens of the city.
The completion of the two-storey structure entails a budget of at least P500,000 but the Irisan barangay council already released its counterpart of P100,000 which was used to purchase the construction materials used in the initial construction activities.
PTA members, community volunteers and representatives from various agencies like the Department of Education, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Philippine National Police (PNP) and civic organizations worked together during the Brigada Eskwela in order to start the construction of the building utilizing the initial funds that were made available for the purpose.
In order to ensure the completion of the structure to be used by the students, the PTCA will continue its solicitation activities among their benefactors for the construction activities to continue and for the overall realization of the project.
INHS is one of the fastest growing independent public high school in the city over the past several years.
School officials and PTCA members are also awaiting the commitment of several city officials and private organizations that assured them of their support for the provision of funds and construction materials to help realize the noble project of the public secondary school in the area.
The labor component of the construction of the student center will be the responsibility of the PTCA and the alumni in order to keep the ‘bayanihan spirit’ alive for the benefit of existing and future students.
PTCA officials continued to appeal to their benefactors and the INHS alumni to extend utmost support in order to fastrack the completion of the student center to allow the current enrolees to already use the same for the conduct of their various school related activities.
By Dexter A. See