Philam Life Paaralan Classrooms: Bringing education to underserved communities in Bicol *

Barangay Burabod is a secluded area located at the foot of Mt. Isarog in Calabanga, Camarines Sur. Because of its remoteness and distance from the urban areas of the municipality, students in Barangay Burabod had to hike 5 kilometers to be able to reach the nearest school. 
Upon visiting the area a few years ago, former Camarines Sur Representative and now Vice President Leni Robredo had a chance to speak with Burabods Barangay Captain Roberto C. Cabaltera. They looked for possible ways to bring education closer to students and put up a secondary school in the location. 

After enlisting the support of various LGUs and government agencies, Severo High School in Burabod named after Eduardo A. Severo, who generously donated a one-hectare lot finally opened its doors to 123 enrollees last June 2014.

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