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Education

As the largest business-led social development organization addressing poverty among marginalized Filipinos including children, PBSP helps fight illiteracy by providing children access to education and keeping them in school. This is being done by engaging member-companies, partners and donors in crafting solutions to the challenges facing our educational system.

Among them are the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade–Australian Aid, Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional Para el Desarollo (AECID) through Fundacion Humanismo Y Democracia (H+D), Petron, Coca-Cola, Metrobank and many others. PBSP also supports the government’s Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Initiative acting as the Secretariat for the Bayanihang Pampaaralan Initiative aimed at reducing the classroom backlog in the country.

The goals of PBSP’s Platform for Collective Engagement for Education are to increase enrollment, improve academic performance and facilitate completion in basic education.

In partnership with the private sector and donor communities, PBSP has come up with different ways to achieve these from building schools/classrooms to providing school desks/chairs, books, and school supplies, granting of scholarships and educational assistance, offering of school-based feeding projects, conducting remedial reading to kids and conducting training for teachers, school administrators and local school boards to help improve educational standards and the learning environment.

See list of Education projects

Flagship projects on Education

These initiatives aim to contribute to the increase in completion rate leading to the improvement of achievement and cohort survival rates in public schools. These goals are reinforced through the assistance in improving access to quality education as well as the professional development of teachers and educators.  

Accomplishments

(FY 2013 – 2014)

school

63

Classrooms constructed

24

Classrooms repaired

29

Learning Resource Centers established

faucet

7

Potable water systems installed in schools

desk

3,186

School desks provided

trdesk

41

Teachers’ chairs and tables provided

1,460

Students provided with scholarship and educational assistance

7,963

Students provided with in-school supplemental feeding

8,673

Starter kits distributed for students

194

Starter kits distributed for teachers

163

School heads assisted in formulating their School Improvement Plans (SIPs)

60

Parents-Teachers Associations (PTAs) trained

6

Local School Boards trained

372

Teachers trained

53

Companies participating in education projects