MARAWI CITY — Like so many dedicated educators in public schools across the country, the teachers of Nanapun Elementary School in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur want to give their pupils high-quality education in an environment conducive to learning. Unfortunately, the sad state of the school’s old, damaged and dilapidated classrooms made the teachers’ task difficult.

The Marawi siege, which devastated the city for months, made their job even more challenging.

The teachers of Nanapun hoped and prayed that somehow, their school’s classrooms will be repaired. Their need for better classrooms gained more significance as the schoolchildren who evacuated ground zero of the siege transferred to Nanapun.

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