DepEd, Aboitiz Foundation to ink pact for Adopt-a-School program
09/15/2011

Now on its third year, the Interventions for Education is an annual event initiated by Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group companies. It focuses on the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring a better future for communities where Aboitiz Group businesses operate.

Online PR News – 15-September-2011 – – Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro led stakeholders in signing an agreement that will strengthen the thrust of Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) to extend various forms of assistance to public schools through the Adopt-a-School program.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) was held at the Foundation-initiated Interventions in Education 2011 at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City last Aug. 31, 2011. Luistro was the keynote speaker of the event.

Aboitiz Foundation President Jon Ramon Aboitiz, and Managing Trustee Augusto Carpio III also signed the MOU, while Department of Education (DepEd) 7 Director Recaredo Borgonia and Foundation trustee Roman Ronquillo witnessed the signing.

The MOU will boost the Foundation’s existing efforts in heeding DepEd’s call for private companies to provide assistance to public schools in the form of school buildings, assistance to teachers, food and nutrition, computer and science laboratories, and learning support.

Aside from the MOU signing, representatives from different schools all over Cebu were awarded certificates as proof that they have received science laboratories, classrooms, baking laboratories and thin client systems, through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program.

Scholars and their parents also gave their testimonials as to how the Aboitiz Foundation has helped them with their education.

Now on its third year, the Interventions for Education is an annual event initiated by Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group companies. It focuses on the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring a better future for communities where Aboitiz Group businesses operate.

Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and other local government officials, and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also attended the event.