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.
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.
(FY 2013 – 2014)
Learning Resource Centers established
Potable water systems installed in schools
School desks provided
Teachers’ chairs and tables provided
Students provided with scholarship and educational assistance
Students provided with in-school supplemental feeding
Starter kits distributed for students
Starter kits distributed for teachers
School heads assisted in formulating their School Improvement Plans (SIPs)
Parents-Teachers Associations (PTAs) trained
Local School Boards trained
Companies participating in education projects