For this year’s SIP (Social Involvement Program), St Scholastica’s Academy Marikina has partnered with Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office (MASIDO) to orient the students on the history of shoe making in Marikina and give an overview about the industry. The students were given the opportunity to meet and interact with real shoe makers in their places of work.
The pupils visited important places related to the industry. They were accompanied by the advisers, Head Teachers, Student Formation Coordinator, Student Activity Coordinator, Primary Academic Coordinator, Campus Minister, Parent Section Representatives, SIP Parent Volunteers, PTA President, Registrar and GS Principal, Sister Alexis Lamarroza, OSB.
Riverbanks - The Largest Pair of Shoes
Other Venues: C Point, Valentino, L Evaristo Shoe Factory,
Factories do not only make shoes but also slippers, bags belts and shoe last. It was fascinating to witness the hard work that goes into making a single pair of shoes all by hand. We are grateful for the opportunity that will be cherished not only by the students but all those that were part of the whole Lakbay Aral experience.
For more than 38 years already, Gibson’s has been a prime supplier to the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines supplying MILSPECS Tropical Combat Boots, Hot Weather and Dress Shoes, (Clarino) Hi-gloss. Gibson’s proudly enjoys being the most recognized name in uniform footwear by the Philippine Federation of Footwear Industries.
The tour at the Gibson’s shoe factory was awe-inspiring. The children were amazed at the amount of shoes being made in such a short period of time. They have never seen anything like it before. The state of the art machineries available these days make shoe making so much easier, but man power is still needed to make it all happen.
Our sincerest and heartfelt gratitude to the Mayor of Marikina. Hon. Marcy Teodoro, Mr Noel Box and the Staff of MASIDO for this momentous occasion and for making it all happen. The Grade 3 students of St Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina will always remember this experience of a lifetime.