Asia Foundation Donates 25,000 Books To 500 Mindanao Schools
BUTUAN CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 31 Jan) – The Asia Foundation donated Wednesday over 25,000 books to some 500 schools in the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Norte.
The donation was part of the Books for Asia Program and benefited schools in Surigao City and those in Dinagat islands and from across Surigao del Norte, said Reynald Ocampo, assistant program officer for The Asia Foundation Philippines’ Books for Asia Program.
The U.S. Agency for International Development was also instrumental for the delivery of tons of books to the province.
Ky Johnson, Deputy Country Representative of The Asia Foundation graced the ceremony attended by school representatives and government officials at a gymnasium in Surigao City. (Mindanao Examiner)