Three public schools in Negros Oriental that were among those badly affected by Tropical Strom Sendong received 542 books from the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library.
The three schools were chosen based on the extent of the damage to their libraries. They are the Tanjay Legislated High School and Tambacan Elementary School, both in Tanjay City, and Tubtubon Elementary School in Sibulan.
Tanjay Legislated received the most number of books with 183 volumes on various topics. The donation to Tambacan consisted of 136 children's books and 66 textbooks, while Tubtubon had 140 children's books and 17 textbooks.
Silliman has been donating books from its collection in multiple copies as part of its outreach activities. It also continues to be involved in other formal knowledge development partnerships which cover free book rentals and extension of library resources to public schools in Negros Oriental.
Four of these partnerships are the SU-Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor in Michigan, Philippine Dictionary Project founded by Nina Patawaran, American Corners of the American Studies Resource Center with the United States Embassy, and Knowledge for Development Center Nooks with the World Bank.*ARG
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