P2M for Operation Big Brother
donation of US$40,000 from Kraft Foods Philippines
will fund DLSU-Mís development programs for selected
public schools. DLSU-M is currently supporting V.
Mapa High School, Arellano High School, and Gregorio
Perfecto High School.
Foods (Philippines), Inc. (KFP) donated $40, 000 for De La
Salle University-Manilaís Operation Big Brother, a project
of the Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational
Research (LIDER) under the College of Education (CED).
in 2001, the seven-year pilot project seeks to provide quality
education to the countryís less privileged. The project initially
covers three public high schools in Manila, namely, V. Mapa
High School (VMHS), Arellano High School (AHS), and Gregorio
Perfecto High School (GPHS).
The turnover ceremony of the donation was held at the KFP
Plant in Parañaque last February 5. Among those who
attended the event for DLSU-Manila were Dr. Carmelita Quebengco,
executive vice president, Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, vice
president for academics and research, Dr. Allan Bernardo,
CED dean, and Dr. Sterling Plata, program coordinator. KFP
President and General Manager Ferdinand de la Cruz led the
company officials in welcoming the La Salle guests.
KFPís support for DLSU-Mís project is part of a wider corporate
campaign to take more social responsibility, particularly
in the education sector.
Operation Big Brother currently covers the pilot sections
in the first and second year levels of each school. Two sections
come from VMHS and one each from AHS, and GPHS.
Under the project, 480 students received this school year
a complete set of textbooks and school supplies. Their teachers
are entitled to a scholarship for a Masterís degree at DLSU-M
and to faculty development programs provided by the University.
Aside from getting an enriched curriculum derived from Lasallian
high schools, the public schools have also benefitted from
improved facilities. This school year, each of the three schools
received a science lab and multimedia learning resources.
Prior to the donation from KFP, Operation Big Brother had
already received over P3M in other corporate and private donations.
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