Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Program, turned over materials and equipment to the ARH centers on April 10, 2018 at Polomolok Municipal Hall. It was participated by school principals, ARH Advocates and peer educators of the partner public secondary schools (Bentung-Sulit NHS, Nicolas B. Barreras NHS, Pablo Valencia NHS, Palkan National NHS, Landan NHS, Silway-8 NHS, Poblacion Polomolok NHS, Polomolok NHS and Bonifacio R. Tagaban Integrated School) and witnessed by the local government employees of Polomolok.
Dolefil Community Relations Manager Ms. Leamor Bañaga gave her message of support to the project. Mahintana Admin & Finance Officer Ms. Liza Hora presented briefly the program overview and spearheaded the distribution of the materials to school heads. Palkan National High School Principal I Mr. Benigno Toribio gave a message of appreciation and commitment of proper handling of the donated materials in behalf of the school beneficiaries.
The materials and equipment given to the schools will be used in the established Adolescent Reproductive Health Center as the instruments to give service and to pursue the suppression of teenage pregnancy; provide complete facilities for training and meetings for ARH Advocates, Peer Educators and Peer Counselors. The funds were taken from the proceeds of the ARH Day Celebration dubbed as “RATED PG, #Pag-ibigGoals” last August 25, 2017 during the 40th Founding Anniversary of Mahintana Foundation, Inc. ARH Program is funded by Dole Philippines, Inc. and implemented in partnership with LGU Polomolok.