The Aboitiz Foundation has been very active in developing special science elementary schools and technical vocational high schools, repair and construct regular classrooms, construct AGAPP Silid Pangarap kindergarten classrooms, and grant scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students. Education remains at the forefront of the Aboitiz Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Every year, a big part of the annual CSR budget has been allotted to education related initiatives to deliver on their promise of a better learning environment for the Philippine communities.
The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group that was established in 1988. Its purpose is to drive change for a better world through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs by co-creating communities that are safe, empowered, and sustainable.
Its mission is to help people help themselves by consciously shifting CSR interventions from one time donations to carefully designed programs that empower its beneficiaries to pursue their aspirations. These CSR 2.0 projects are aligned to the Group’s core competencies, are scalable nationwide, and create deeper social impact on the communities and beneficiaries it serves.
The Foundation focuses its efforts on education, enterprise development, environment, and health and well-being.
Scholarships and financial assistance
The foundation grant scholarships and financial assistance to students from all levels who excel in academics but are financially unable to finish their studies. College scholars are encouraged to take courses that give them better chances in landing a job at the Aboitiz Group after graduation. These courses include Accountancy, Management, Psychology, and Engineering.
The Aboitiz Foundation support scholars in pre-school, elementary, high school, and college levels. The Cebuano students have been enjoying the financial aid coming from the Aboitiz Foundation for many years now.
The foundation has been continuously providing universal public education through their various intervention programs in education, which include partnering with DepEd and non-government organizations to build classrooms, upgrade school facilities, provide scholarships and teacher training, and in many other forms of educational interventions.
SSES and TechVoc
In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the foundation developed the Special Science Elementary Schools (SSES) and Technical-Vocational(TechVoc) high schools. The SSES aligns with the government’s call for science-based skills specialization among young students.
Because a strong foundation in the sciences is regarded as one of the building blocks of a progressive economy, the SSES curriculum has been designed and enriched with Mathematics and Science studies, which means longer teaching time for Science. The teachers were trained in specialized courses in Math and the Sciences.
SSES students are given laboratory rooms, science apparatuses, and equipment, ICT-based learning resources, as well as Science, Math, English textbooks, and supplementary materials.
Tech-Voc offers an alternative solution to help about 80% of high school students who don’t have the means to pursue a college education. It will also aid the government’s K to 12 program by teaching skills that are viable for employment or for part-time work to support further studies.
Aside from the newly constructed or refurbished workshop rooms, Tech-Voc students are given reference books, tools, and equipment. Tech-Voc teachers receive training for NCII certification.
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