During its annual ‘Interventions in Education’ conference, the Aboitiz Group renewed its commitment to support national public education by presenting a set of initiatives to the Department of Education. These include establishing more technical-vocational high schools and special science elementary schools, projects that are currently underway.
“While we are delighted to be recognized by DepEd as its biggest private contributor to public education in the country, you can expect us to work harder and do even more to drive education for the Filipino youth,” said Erramon I. Aboitiz, Aboitiz Foundation Chairman, during the event held last August 31 in Taguig City.
The Group currently supports 3,267 scholars nationwide, 320 of whom are college students. The Foundation alone supports 312 scholars in Metro Manila and 1,500 scholars in Cebu. This year, a total of 57 Aboitiz scholars from across the country successfully completed their college education with 23 graduating with honors.
As a longstanding advocate, Aboitiz Foundation’s most important goal is to achieve universal public education by establishing more Aboitiz BetterWorld schools that promise a better learning environment. This, in turn, supports one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, specifically on Quality Education or ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.