(Left photo: turnover of ECCD Center in Kampilan Learning Center, Camp Siongco, Awang Datu Odin Sinusuat, Maguindanao; right photo: ground breaking ceremony for ECCD Center in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal)
Other than Health, Livelihood and Community Development, AFPMBAI believes that providing education to its members’ dependents must be given priority. After establishing scholarship programs, in 2014, the Association ventured in providing early childhood education to dependents through building Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Centers nationwide.
Turnover of 2nd ECCD Center
Last February 10, AFPMBAI represented by Social Services Program Committee and Board Member, MGen Demosthenes C Santillan AFP; and Social Services Office, turned over the second EECD Center to 6th Infantry Division at Camp Siongco, Awang Datu Odin Sinsuat, Magindanao, represented by its Commander, MGen Edmundo R Pangilinan AFP.
The educational center in Kampilan Learning Center will accommodate approximately 30 students and is complete with equipment.
Groundbreaking of 5th ECCD Center
Meanwhile, on February 12, 2016, the construction of the 5th and the latest ECCD Center commenced as its groundbreaking ceremony was held at Matikas Park, Camp Capinpin, Tanay Rizal.
The said center will have complete educational equipment and tools, tables and chairs.
Present during the ceremony were AFPMBAI representative, EVP/Head, Sales and Operations Grop and COO, RAdm Philip L Cacayan AFP (Ret); Head, Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Office, RAdm Primitivo P Gopo AFP (Ret); Philippine Army Commanding General, LtGen Eduardo M Año AFP; PA 2nd Infantry Division Commander, MGen Romeo G Gan AFP; and other military personnel.
The construction of the ECCD Center is expected to be completed this 2016.