Tarpaulins of candidates in Mandaue, Cebu, turned into school bags of an NGO
TARPAULINS TO SCHOOL BAGS – A non-government organization (NGO) in Mandaue City, Cebu turned the used tarpaulins of candidates in the May 2022 national and local elections into school bags.
During the election season, one of the common things you can see almost anywhere are tarpaulins of the candidates.
Instead of throwing them away, an NGO in Mandaue turned them into school bags.
Kaabag Mandaue Foundation Inc. started the “Tarps to School Bags” program on May 17 as one of the ways to remove tarpaulins and other plastic campaign materials that are stuck and hanging everywhere.
According to Karla Victoria Cortes, president of Kaabag Mandaue, the campaign materials- particularly tarpaulins- that they will collect will be turned into school bags.
“A lot of politicians and political parties here in Mandaue have donated their tarpaulins, and we are very grateful,” she said.
“We encouraged all political parties of whatever colors to donate their tarps to us. It would really help a lot of children, so they can have new bags,” she added.
Kaabag Mandaue also asked the help of the staff of the Mandaue City College Technological Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center to make sample school bags.
The Tipolo Creekside Urban Poor Home Owner Association (TICUPHAI) is responsible for the mass production of the bags.
The school bags will be given to the poor students of Mandaue City, particularly those in elementary school so that they can use them once face-to-face classes returns.
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