Valenzuela kids receive new school building from SM Group and Deutsche Bank

Students of Wawang Pulo Elementary School in Valenzuela were all too eager to go to class in their new two-storey, four-classroom building donated by partners SM Prime Holdings, Inc., SM Foundation and Deutsche Bank Ag Manila. The new school building was fully furnished with armchairs, wall fans, blackboards and teachers’ desks.

Tacloban survivors find new opportunities through farming

Almost two years after Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) devastated the Visayas region, survivors in Tacloban still struggle to rebuild their lives, more specifically their livelihood. As a continued effort to help rehabilitate the area, SM Foundation recently concluded its 90th Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan training in Sta. Elena, Tacloban, training 167 farmers, from 15 barangays, in effective and sustainable agriculture.

Tacloban students thank benefactors for new school building

Last month, SM Foundation turned over its 66th school building to the Tacloban City National High School in Leyte. The newly-constructed and fully-furnished 2-storey, 4-classroom building was a joint undertaking among partners SM Foundation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and BDO Foundation.

SM Foundation’s Farmers’ Training: Planting seeds of Opportunity

About 200 farmers attended the launch of SM Foundation, Inc.’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Program in Barangay San Agustin, Betis, Guagua, Pampanga. The Pampanga training marks SM Foundation’s 81st batch and its first KSK training in 2015. Trainees for this batch include residents of the nearby community of Villa Santiago, a residential area for marginalized families, as well as small-scale farmers from neighboring barangays and municipalities.

SM Foundation farmer-graduates replicate training to communities

After SM Foundation conducted its sustainable agriculture program Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) farmers’ training in the Yolanda-stricken (international name: Haiyan) area of Iloilo in 2014, a total of 230 farmer-graduates re-entered society with renewed hope.

SM Foundation bags two Silver Anvil Awards during the 50th Anvil Awards Gold Gabi ng Parangal

At the 50th Anvil Awards Gold Gabi ng Parangal of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) recently, SM Foundation received two Silver Anvil Awards for its public relations (PR) programs in a sustained basis in literacy (SM Foundation College Scholarship Program) as well as in health and wellness (SM Foundation’s Medical Mission and Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Program).

Scholarship grant opens new opportunities to young hopefuls

One hundred and forty-five (145) scholars from National Capital Region and nearby provinces are now scholars of SM Foundation for school year 2015-2016. They are from Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Malabon City, Navotas City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Tanay City and Valenzuela City.

SM Foundation welcomes its first batch of scholars for school year 2015-2016

Leyte students show their thanks for their new school building

The turnover of the new 2-storey, 4-classroom school building by project partners SM Foundation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) was met with cheers and smiles of gratitude from the students of San Roque Elementary School in Tanauan, Leyte on February 27, 2015.

Keeping the faith: Finding hope through education

When Aljon Laborte’s father boarded the MV Princess of the Stars en route to Cebu in 2008, he didn’t think that this will set off a chain of events that will change his life drastically.

“I was still in high school when my dad died,” Aljon said. “He was one of the victims of the MV Princess of the Stars.”

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