Wednesday, February 20, 2013


CHEVRON Adopts 5 San Pascual Schools for Learning Resource Corner

 Five public elementary schools in San Pascual, Batangas were granted with learning resource corners by Chevron Philippines, Inc.

Last November 8, 2012, External Affairs Coordinator for Batangas Terminal Mr. Jonathan Cristobal, turned over to each of the 5 schools the following items for their learning resource corners: 2 shelves, 295 storybooks and 48 reading books.

The 5 schools are Bayanan Elementary School, Gelerang Kawayan Elementary School, Mataas na Lupa Elementary School, Sambat Elementary School and Sto. Nino Elementary School. These schools are within the 1-3 km radius of the plant and the types of books that were given are aimed to respond to the pupils’ reading problem. Latest data PBSP got show that about 70% of the students who were tested for the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (Phil-IRI) are frustrated readers for English. 

This donation of Balik Baterya learning resource corners also complements Chevron’s MyLibrary Project.

SMYPC PET and Caps Plant Provides Learning Resource Corner for Day Care Center

Last October 11, employee volunteers of SMYPC PET and Caps Plant in Canlubang made little children of the Locomotive Day Care Center, also in Canlubang, very happy with their newly-painted classroom and their Balik Baterya learning resource corner.

The center has 57 pupils and one teacher and with very limited resources in teaching. Their teacher, Ms Felicidad Sabio, shared that for 2 shifts, managing the classes was challenging because these are kids aged 3-5 years old.

Thus, to be able to assist the school, the funds from the plant’s ULABs purchased a shelf, various educational toys and 1 reading book for each of the 57 pupils. PBSP has also provided additional toys and mats from a toy campaign that PBSP supported last year.

 With these donations, the day care center has become a better learning environment for these kids.

EKPI Adopts Calamba School for Textbooks Donation

Edward Keller Philippines, Inc., represented by its  VP and Country HR Ms. Emerenciana Earnshaw, turned over 165 textbooks in Math and Science to Mapagong Elementary School in Calamba City, Laguna last October 9.

Mapagong Elementary School (Mapagong ES) remains to be one of the most depressed and deprived public schools in Laguna. The school currently has 361 students and 8 teachers. From their inventory of books submitted, it is very significant to note that the school has just one copy of Mathematics book for Grade 3 and five copies of Mathematics books for Grade 5 and English books for Grade 6.

This may very well be the reason why the 2011-2012 MPS in Math and English are way below 75% at 44.88% and 50.21%, respectively. Mapagong ES’s poor performance is attributed to the lack of educational materials particularly textbooks for their pupils.
This is the second donation of EKPI to the Program. Earlier in 2010, their funds were pooled with other companies to be able to purchase 660 textbooks for Mindanao.