Asian Social Institute (ASI) VP for Social Development Mr. Denis Y. Batoy visited Lao Foundation last 10 August 2016 to further discuss the project proposal on the scholarship of 10 in-need children of fisherfolks in their partner communities, and who are currently enrolled in the University of Rizal System at Cardona, Rizal taking up BS Fishery course.
The proposed project aims to help build armies of young fisherfolks who will help secure food and protect the environment in the Laguna de Bay area. They expect the scholars of this project to be economically-empowered individuals serving their own communities.
Asian Social Institute (ASI) is a graduate school whose main objective is to form social development managers and leaders from various institutions that will support people’s movements and have access to information technology and resources for community wellbeing especially of the marginalized persons, families, and communities in society. Its Social Development Department is the animating arm of the school where transformative ideas and innovative approaches are tried out in actual practice and community extension services are carried out in partnership with self-empowered people’s organizations, parishes, local government units, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
Currently, LFI is waiting for the memorandum of agreement to formalize its partnership with ASI.
Also in attendance is Ms. Erika Lao who officially joined Lao Foundation recently. Cheers!
LFI extends its arms to 2 elementary schools inside Camp Crame (Philippine National Police HQ), and Camp Aguinaldo (Armed Forces of the Philippines HQ). With the addition of Camp Crame Elementary School and Fort Aguinaldo Elementary School, LFI now has seven (7) schools in Quezon City, Pasig City, and Canlubang, Laguna under the LFI-Binhi English Literacy Project
With the interest and support of the principals of the 2 schools, one (1) Kit 1 beginning reading classes will be piloted in each school in response to the number of grade 2 students who qualified for the project during the pre-testing done last July 27 and August 2, 2016.
English literacy classes in both schools will start by 3rd week of August after the parents of qualified students are oriented on the project and on their roles to ensure that their children attend the sessions and eventually become readers at the end of the 24 weeks implementation of the project.
Through this project, LFI contributes in supporting partner institutions catering to children of police and military camp personnel, and from their respective neighborhood.
Lao Foundation inked three Memorandum of Agreements with 2 current partner-foundations (Don Bosco PUGAD Foundation, and Purple Centers Foundation formerly Philippine Christian Foundation), and 1 newly approved partner-institution (Don Bosco Youth Center Tondo) last August 1, 2016.
Under the LFI-Don Bosco PUGAD Techvoc Educational Assistance Project, LFI shall provide for 12 migrant youths who will be taking up techvoc courses and shall provide for the 2 years college education of 8 migrant youths who are already taking up BS Agriculture course.
Under the LFI-Purple Centers Foundations Teachers’ Salary Project, LFI committed to support part of the salaries of teachers so that PCF shall be able to provide quality education to children who are living in the dumpsites, and cemeteries that the center caters to.
Under the LFI-Don Bosco Youth Center Tondo Techvoc Scholarship Project, LFI shall provide for the techvoc education of 20 financially challenged out of school youths in Tondo and nearby area.
Don Bosco Youth Center Tondo, the new partner of LFI, is a non-stock, non-government, non-profit, religious and educational institution that is being managed by Salesians priests of Don Bosco (SDB). Established in 1971, it aims to give the abandoned and marginalized youth of Tondo and other poor areas in the country the opportunity to undergo 15-month Industrial Skills Training, TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Authority) accredited programs in order for them to be gainfully employed and to uplift their economic and social situation.
In supporting these educational institutions, LFI is fulfilling its mission in making its partners succeed in their mission.