30 May A CHANCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE: Uratex Partners with Lamoiyan Corporation to Donate New School Chairs for the Hearing-Impaired Students
The Deaf Evangelistic Alliance Foundation, Inc. (DEAF) held its ceremonial inauguration of the new DEAF Inc. school building last May 22, 2022, Sunday, at Cavinti, Laguna. The event focused on the expansion and the opening of the new facility, named the GT Foundation Building, to accommodate the students for the upcoming school year. Present during the inauguration were Architect Ponson Chang, Dr. Cecilio K. Pedro, the Chairman of DEAF, Inc., and Ms. Peachy Medina of the Uratex Group of Companies. They also conducted the ceremonial ribbon cutting together with the members of the board, Atty. John Choa, Pastor Isagani Sta. Ana, Pastor Cesar Castro Jr., and the DEAF, Inc. School Director, Salvador Cuare.
DEAF, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by missionary workers back in 1969. A real nature sanctuary, the school is situated in the southern end of Sierra Madre mountain range at Brgy. Paowin, Cavinti, Laguna, and is a home to at least 200 students and staff. Its mission is to provide education for the hearing and hearing-impaired Filipino students in the country. They offer free education by teaching basic sign language and other communication tools to families, friends, community churches, schools, and community leaders who have close contact with the hearing-impaired student. The hearing-impaired individuals are also taught basic life skills to be able to cope with the challenges and demands of their communities.
With the combined assistance and partnership of various organizations headed by Lamoiyan Corporation with assistance from Uratex, the GT Foundation Building for the DEAF, Inc. was built and completed with the needed classroom chairs for the students and other school necessities, thus giving them better opportunities through education. These kinds of partnerships give Uratex an opportunity to fulfill its goal of reaching out and helping various local communities in the country by providing assistance that will provide comfort and improvement to the Filipinos.