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.
Donated by SM Prime through SM Foundation, the beneficiary schools of the repaired school buildings included 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 the SM-donated school buildings is a commitment of 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 SM Foundation for 2021.