On 29 September 2015, Lao Foundation participated in a meeting convened by the education committee of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) held at San Miguel Foundation Corporate Affairs Office, Conference Room.
Under the agenda “Teachers’ Development and Students’ Development Program”, the meeting was facilitated by Ms. Shing Torremana, LCF Education Committee chair, and also the manager of NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation.
The resource person was DepEd NCR Regional Director Dr. Luz Almeda who talked about current areas of weaknesses in both content and implementation of the K+12 Program and education system in general.
1. Teaching strategies of teachers particularly in the subject areas of Science, Math, Social Studies and English.
2. Basic skills that the students need to be globally competitive: analytical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving.
The LCF education committee agreed to work on projects aligned with DepEd’s efforts in addressing these weak areas. They suggested the following:
1. Enhancing teachers’ science teaching knowledge and skills,
2. Assist DepEd in the seniors’ (grade 11 &12) work immersion.
This is similar to OJT for Techvoc, or internship for College.
In the coming days, LCF education committee will be busy in meetings with Director Almeda to detail and concretize a project. Also in attendance were LCF members from Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Knowledge Channel Foundation, NYK-TDG Foundation, PHINMA Foundation, Rebisco Foundation, Ayala Foundation, San Miguel Foundation, and Petron Foundation,
The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) continues to strengthen the camaraderie among its members and to provide learning opportunities for them through its General Membership Meeting, held September 11, 2015 at the Lima Park Hotel, Malvar Batangas. The event was well-attended by eighty (80) individuals from forty-three (43) member organizations.
Two new members were introduced and formally inducted into the League during this first out-of-town assembly of LCF. Lao Foundation, Inc. (LFI), a Quezon City-based organization which contributes in empowering its beneficiaries through three major programs and services – education, values formation, and community outreach. Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. (PSEFI), a Cebu-based organization and represented by Chief Operating Officer Ms. Paulette Liu, provides opportunities to marginalized out-of-school youths, women, and adults, unemployed and displaced workers’ through educational scholarships and technical-vocational trainings.
The League of Corporate Foundations now has a total of 85 members with LFI and PSEFI on board. LCF is a network of operating and grant-making corporate foundations and corporations that promotes and enhances the strategic practice of Corporate Social Responsibility among its members and the larger business community, towards sustained national development.
LFI started distributing rice incentives to pupils from 2 sponsored schools last August 25 to September 2, 2015 under the LFI-BINHI English Literacy Project. A total of 163 2kg-rice packs were initially released to the two recipient schools: Libis Elementary School and Tomas Earnshaw Elementary School.
Lao Foundation (LFI) marked another milestone in expanding its Educational Assistance / Sponsorship Program with twenty (20) new techvoc scholars in partnership with Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc. (Dualtech)
Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc. president Arnolfo Morfe, signed the memorandum of agreement for LFI-Dualtech TechVoc Educational Assistance Project in simple ceremonies at the D&L Polymers & Colours (DLPC) plant in Carmelray Industrial Park-1, Canlubang Laguna last 06 August 2015.
Among the attendees were the 20 new techvoc scholars named “Batch 2015-2017 Honesty & Integrity”, officials of Dualtech, and personnel of DLPC. These LFI-Dualtech techvoc scholars of indigent families from Abra, Ilocos and Palawan will be provided with financial assistance for their tuition and subsistence during the course of their 2-year Electromechanics Technology course.
Dualtech is a technical institution committed to contribute to the common good by developing people to become quality trained, skilled, productive, enlightened and morally upright persons in order to fulfill the needs of industries and communities.
It was established in 1982 to provide skills education and values formation to the youth thereby addressing the problem of poverty. Dualtech provides initial education for 6 months with weekly mentoring sessions. Partner companies host the students for the in-plant training for the next 18 months. Most students are hired by the same company that sponsors them. It has produced over 10,000 techvoc graduates, and some, without even attaining a college degree, became general managers of local and foreign owned companies in the Philippines.
The MOA signing was made possible with the support of D&L Polymers and Colours, LFI’s donor company. DLPC’s plant manager Engr. Gil Ang led in touring Batch 2015-2017 Honesty & Integrity around the plant.
We would like to thank the following personnel for assisting and supporting us in this endeavor:
Domingo Cuevas Jr.
Arianne Dale Apellido