Davao Light commits 6 education-focused projects for public schools
Davao Light has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DepEd-Davao and seven Davao City public schools for six major Corporate Social Responsibility projects this year.
With support from Aboitiz Foundation, Davao Light’s education-focused projects include an AGAPP Silid Pangarap school building, armchairs donation, two school re-wiring projects, computer donation, and electrical laboratory (e-lab) refurbishment.
The CSR partnership, worth a total of P4.2 million, will directly benefit Cabantian Elementary School, Catalunan Grande Elementary School, Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Elementary School, Sta. Ana Elementary School, B. Carpio National High School, Davao City National High School, and Crossing Bayabas National High School.
APRI readies Tiwi Agro-Industrial school for K-12
AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) made improvements to Tiwi Agro-Industrial School’s (TAIS) electrical installation and maintenance (EIM) and garments workshop facilities last March to better prepare its 200 senior high school students for DepEd’s K-12 program.
TAIS’s garment workshop now has new high-speed sewing machines to enhance skills training for students while their Electricity Building and drainage systems were also refurbished and tools and equipment have been added to benefit those taking Electrical Technology, the forefront techvoc course in the province of Albay.
“Electrical technology is a good career and very close to AboitizPower. We hope that this techvoc development project will help encourage the students of TAIS to pursue their goals in life and dreams to create a better future,” agreed APRI AVP for Facility Wilfredo Sarmago.
VECO turns over Naga City school building
The Visayan Electric Company (VECO) turned over a newly constructed single-storey, three-classroom school building to the CEPOC Central School, its sixth recipient of school rehabilitation projects. The school is located in Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City and has a student population of 767 students and a faculty of 44 teachers.VECO and the City Government of Naga signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last year for the reconstruction of the damaged school building. VECO took care of 70% of the P1.8-million total project cost while the local government funded the balance.
Education is a major thrust of VECO’s corporate social responsibility projects. The utility firm has rewired a total of 842 classrooms in 29 schools and rehabilitated 42 school buildings in 17 schools in its franchise areas in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay, and Naga and the municipalities of Minglanilla, San Fernando, Consolacion, and Liloan.
AboitizPower signs MOA with LEYECO for school rehabilitation
Last March, AboitizPower has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Leyte V Electric Cooperative (LEYECO V) last March to renovate four classrooms in Matagon National High School.Matag-ob’s Mayor Michael Larrazabal Torrevillas witnessed the signing while LEYECO V Director Wilfredo Madjus thanked AboitizPower for the partnership, recalling the roots of the Aboitiz family in Ormoc and in Leyte, and how Aboitiz was the first to power the city.
For their part, the school and LGU also acknowledged AboitizPower and Aboitiz Foundation.
Through these projects, AboitizPower continues to build relationships with cooperatives like LEYECO V and various communities it serves in the Visayas.
TLI partners with NPC to equip elementary students
Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI) and National Power Corporation (NPC) partnered once again to equip elementary students with school kits comprised of bags and school supplies. This, together with NPC’s wooden armchair project made of uprooted trees in Angat, Bulacan, were distributed to Barasoain Memorial Elementary School.“We’re very thankful for the partnership we have with AboitizPower, and their quick response and support to our community development programs,” said Ms. Cruz-Sta. Rita.
The school kits were TLI’s contribution to NPC’s “Alay ng NAPOCOR sa mga Kabataan” program. NPC President and CEO Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita and Sr. Resource Manager Atty. Manuel Luis Plofino received the 150 kits at their office in Quezon City.
TMO supports techvoc school in Navotas
In support of Aboitiz Foundation’s technical vocational (techvoc) high school development programs across the country, Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO) turned over a newly refurbished dressmaking laboratory to San Rafael National High School in Navotas City last March 25. The refurbishment and asset donations aim to support their cosmetology and sewing courses.
San Rafael National High School Principal Joji Fernando expressed his gratitude to TMO for always helping their school and giving smile to every students and faculty members.
AboitizPower continues to find better solutions to support the youth towards achieving proper education viable for future employment. Moreover, its education, environment, health & well-being, and enterprise development programs are geared towards the improvement of the lives of the Filipino nation.
VECO, USJR to build-up students’ skills to industry level
Visayan Electric Company (VECO) recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the University of San Jose–Recoletos (USJ-R) to support the school’s Academe- Industry Linkage program and complement the existing engineering curricula to match industry demands. This will help ensure students’ tertiary education results in future employment and provides them with the necessary skills to become productive citizens.Under the agreement, VECO will take in two Electrical Engineering students from the top 10% of the fourth-year class for immersion in their field of study. They will be exposed to VECO’s systems and network operations, particularly to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
VECO also has ties with the University of San Carlos for the same linkage program and plans to expand its reach to other colleges and universities.