Lufthansa Technik donates new classrooms to school in Pampanga

Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP), a leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in Asia, recently donated a two-classroom school building, and completed the renovation of another two-classroom school building, for the students of San Juan Bano Elementary School in Arayat, Pampanga. Aside from the classrooms, LTP also donated five (5) complete sets of computer units and five additional CPUs.

The project, which started in October 2013 and completed in January 2014, was in response to the appeal of San Juan BaƱo school officials who were then confronted with challenges in the increasing student population and deteriorating state of their classrooms.

"We welcomed the opportunity to help San Juan Bano Elementary School," said Dr. Burkhard Andrich, President and CEO of Lufthansa Technik Philippines. "It's in these educational institutions that we see the future engineers, mechanics, scientists and more. Investing in basic education helps children realize the opportunity to reach their goals, and sets the groundwork for a brighter future."

With the school's total population reaching 1,672 students in the school year 2013-2014, the school had resorted to alternative solutions such as classroom sharing and even converted its home economics room into a lecture room. "With a new school building, we're better equipped to accommodate the influx of pupils this school year," says Eloida Labrador, principal of San Juan Bano Elementary School. "Furthermore, the renovation of two classrooms also gave us space which could be used again, ensuring a favorable environment for the students' learning and development."  

Through its dedicated CSR arm and direct involvement of employees, who nominate projects in their own communities, LTP has completed over 61 education-based projects since its inception in 2007. LTP's education-based CSR projects are in line with government efforts to involve the private sector to improve the education of Filipino students, through the construction of school buildings, facilities, donations of textbooks and school supplies, and technology support.