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Rep. Donald Barcinas donates more than $16K to three schools

REPRESENTATIVE Donald Barcinas has donated a total of $16,800 to one private and two public schools. Oleai Elementary School received $3,800; Garapan Elementary School, $8,000; and Mount Carmel School, $5,000.

Barcinas said his donation to OES is for the renovation of its basketball court “which looks very bad now.” He said the facility has not been upgraded for 15 years.

OES principal Jasylene Parico said they appreciate the donation. “I know it is going to benefit our students. We are very excited about seeing it renovated.”

Rep. Donald Barcinas donated a total of $8,000 for Garapan Elementary School’s sports program.

She said currently, the basketball court “poses safety hazards, so it is great to hear that it is going to be fixed now.”

Parico said Barcinas also inquired about other programs and projects that might benefit the students and the community.

Rep. Donald Barcinas donated a total of $3,800 for the repair of the Oleai Elementary School basketball court.  Contributed photos

At Garapan Elementary School, the lawmaker’s donation will go to its football association and fund repairs to the dugouts where players rest.

His donation to Mount Carmel School is for its mock-trial program.

“I believe in our youth and students — they are our future leaders,” Barcinas said. “We should ensure that they are healthy and have the right tools to enhance their academic and athletic skills.”