The town of Burgos is a 4th class agricultural municipality in the province of Isabela, in the Cagayan Valley Region. Situated in the heart of this municipality in Barangay Caliguian is Burgos Central School, a 2-hectare public elementary school with 888 students currently enrolled for school year 2018-2019.
Burgos Central School is the most populous among the 14 elementary schools in Burgos and takes pride in having a 100% promotion rate and a good batting average in National Achievement Tests, as well as being recognized in the Department of Education’s Division Contests. It has honed its students to become medical doctors, nurses, medical technicians, engineers, accountants, public servants, and many other types of professionals now rendering their services throughout the Philippines.
The school’s current principal, Ms Tessie Gragasin, Ed.D, narrates that in her 37 years of service as an elementary school teacher, Burgos Central School has only had an improvised infrastructure for a library. With scant furniture such as shelves, tables, and chairs, as well as minimal reading and reference resources, the library was hardly used. And with the school stakeholders’ current priorities leaning more towards extra-curricular support such as scoutings, school division contests, and other facilities such as covered pathways and building repairs, the funding for a library has normally taken a backseat to these other projects.
The Pisay 96 Legacy Project aims to provide the students of Burgos Central School with books, reference materials and computers to help provide current and future enrollees with valuable educational resources that can assist them in their daily studies, and hopefully renew in them the love for reading, research and discovery, further through their education and eventually as they embark into their respective careers.