Pinoy architects, Lingkod Kapamilya to rehab school near Marawi resettlement

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 18 2018 09:47 PM

Teachers use old corrugated sheets to cover broken windows of Bito Elementary School in Marawi City. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

MARAWI CITY—The United Architects of the Philippines and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya plan to renovate Bito Elementary School before classes open in June.

The UAP on Thursday conducted an ocular inspection at the school to see what it can do to make it conducive to learning for student evacuees.

The school, a few meters away from the resettlement area, was built more than 4 decades ago and has not gone through major renovation despite grave dilapidation.

Principal Noraida Sumagona said the school has not received funds for maintenance and other operating expenses from DepEd ARMM.

Teachers innovated charts to cover large holes in the wall. Others recycled old corrugated sheets to cover broken windows.

Teachers use charts to cover large holes in the wall of a classroom. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

The school doesn't have electricity and shares water with the community.