At the turnover of documents formally granting access to Knowledge Channel to Guimaras schools are (l-r) Victor de Gracia Jr., Mayor Samuel Gumarin, LGFI Operations head Angela Lopez Guingona, KCFI president Rina Lopez Bautista and LGFI president Cedie Lopez VargasIn a recent visit to their ancestral hometown, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) president Rina Lopez Bautista, Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI) president and executive director Cedie Lopez Vargas and LGFI Operations head Angela Lopez Guingona turned over the Gift of Knowledge to five additional schools in Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, Navalas and Buenavista in Guimaras as part of the 80/80 project.
The 80/80 project is the continuing commitment of the Lopez Group to achieve equality in education across the country through LGFI member Knowledge Channel. The project started in 2010 when Lopez Inc., as part of its 80th anniversary celebration, embarked on the schools upgrading project through KCFI. The project is benefitting 60,000 students from Manila, Batanes, Ifugao, Pampanga, Batangas, Sorsogon, Albay, Leyte, Negros Oriental, Cotabato, and now, Guimaras.
Guimaras Province Schools Division superintendent Victor de Gracia Jr. showed his appreciation to Knowledge Channel for levelling the playing field in education in the island province. Buenavista Mayor Samuel Gumarin also acknowledged the contributions of LGFI and KCFI chairman Oscar M. Lopez, father of the three foundation representatives, for the development of the island province.
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