ILOILO CITY, June 24 (PNA) — Student leaders in the country who attended the 9th National Congress in this city on June 19-23, spearheaded by the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines (ESCAP), launched a “Adopt-a-School” project for disaster stricken schools in northern Iloilo.

ESCAP secretary general Ruevin Serrano said the project is in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed to rehabilitate three elementary schools and three community schools in the fifth district of Iloilo severely ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda last November.

The schools are Gabi Elementary School in Carles; Lawis Elementary School in Gigantes Island, Carles; Alapasco Primary School in Batad; and three schools in Sicogon Island, also in Carles town.

Serrano said the two-year project in rebuilding the schools will also help rebuild the lives of their fellow students and the community they belong. He said they are seeking help from students all over the country to provide school supplies and equipment to rebuild these schools.

The ESCAP leader said it is their commitment as student leaders to create projects and programs that will secure access to education of students in the country.

Member councils and organizations of the ESCAP expressed their commitment during the Congress in pushing for local policies in each school in order for them to be more prepared in case a disaster strikes.(PNA)