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The Inner Wheel Club of Taguig, District 383 has partnered with the San Fabian Elementary and High School Batch 63 and 67 to construct a much-needed Artesian Well in the school grounds for the benefit of the school children and the community in Barangay Gumot, a poor upland community in San Fabian, Pangasinan.

Officials from the Inner Wheel Club, led by its president Jocylin Alpay and Club adviser Alicia Aguilar Lucas had motored to the site last week to survey the area and determine what other help the advocacy group could bring for the benefit of the schoolchildren and the residents.

A pre-launch ceremony is scheduled this Monday September 28 for the Artesian Well project, according to Head Teacher Marissa L. Sapitula. The need for clean water has long been desired by schoolchildren and residents in the area. Usually, schoolchildren had to fetch water about 200 meters below the school grounds which they use to clean the classrooms before classes start.

San Fabian Mayor Constantino Agbayani has been invited to grace the occasion and the Inner Wheel Club is preparing, among others, the distribution of  school supplies and other needs of the schoolchildren during the occasion. 

The plight of the Gumot Elementary School was initially brought to Retired Navy Lt. Reynaldo de Guzman, vice president of the Batch 63 and 67 alumni association by the Parent-Teachers Association, school teachers and the community leaders last December during the reunion of the elementary and high school batches. Later, the proposal for the construction of an artesian well was approved by the batchmates. 

Batchmates from Canada and the US and the Philippines  have donated to the kitty for the artesian well. They include Florencia Saludes, Nelly Patungan de Guzman, Luis Landingin, Maj. Jose Ballesteros, Jose Reyes Jr., Dr. Rustico Lomibao, Federico Punzalan, Apang Marcial, Elpidio Erfe, Salvador Romero, Jose Aldana and Mariefel Pediglorio.

They later agreed to chip in for the Artesian Well project. As the construction for the Gumot Elementary School started last month, one of the batchmates, Dr. Leticia Tarriela Villaluz , sought the help of the Inner Wheel Club, which wasted no time in doing a survey of the area.

The Inner Wheel Club, after seeing the elementary site, has agreed to fund more projects for Gumot Elementary School which has long been deprived of clean drinking water. 

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