- These AGAPP kindergarten classrooms are in 123 schools nationwide, worth over PHP143 million, and benefit over 55,000 students
- In 2015, Aboitiz allocated PHP232 million or 56% of the Group’s CSR budget delivering a better learning environment for students
In turning over 30 new AGAPP Silid Pangarap kindergarten classrooms to DepEd last April, the Aboitiz Group has delivered a total of 246 of these preschool learning facilities that were built in 123 schools nationwide and worth over PHP143 million.
The project is in partnership with AGAPP Foundation and, since 2011, has benefited over 55,000 kindergarten students as part of Aboitiz Foundation’s continuing commitment to create a more conducive learning environment. The latest batch of Silid Pangarap classrooms were built in 15 schools nationwide and will benefit 1,800 kindergarten pupils.
Aboitiz Foundation Chairman Erramon I. Aboitiz, Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Augusto Carpio III, AGAPP Chairperson Pinky Aquino-Abellada, and DepEd Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages Mario A. Deriquito were present at the turnover ceremony held at Enderun Colleges in Taguig City. Also in attendance were other DepEd and local government officials as well as teachers and principals from beneficiary schools.
AGAPP Silid Pangarap is more than just a school building. To the excited and curious little girls and boys it has welcomed over the years, it is where their dreams and imagination are awakened and nurtured. It is our privilege to be able to do our part and we commit to continue doing our part to help make our youth become lifelong learners.
— Erramon I. Aboitiz, Chairman, Aboitiz Foundation
In 2015, the Aboitiz Group spent a total of PHP415 million on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that had a positive impact on the lives of over 500,000 direct beneficiaries. Of this amount, PHP232 million or 56% was allotted to realize the Group’s promise of delivering a better learning environment for students through facilities and assets alike.
DepEd has recognized the Aboitiz Group as a long-standing partner in the government’s bid to uplift the state of the country’s public education system, and as the Philippines’ biggest contributor to public education.
Aira Tarroza was one of the first to use the AGAPP Silid Pangarap kindergarten classroom in her school. Now Grade 2, she is determined to do well in school to pursue her dreams and help others in a big way. Watch her story below: