The partnership of SM Prime Holdings Inc., DEUTSCHE Bank Ag Manila and SM Foundation Inc. has resulted anew in a newly – constructed 2-storey, 4 classroom building complete with student chairs, tables, wall fans, computers and a toilet per classroom in Wawang Pulo, Valenzuela. Aside from these, murals depicting moral values are painted within the walls of the classrooms painstakingly done by volunteer employees of the Bank during week-ends.
SM Foundation, SM Prime Holdings Inc. and SM Synergy Properties Holdings Corporation are among the partners recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd) in its event “Adopt A School Program: 17 Years of Celebrating Partnerships” on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Department of Education (DepEd) Complex in Pasig City. Spearheaded by DepEd Secretary Brother Armin Luistro and Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages, USEC Mario Deriquito, the Adopt A School Program invites the private sector to partner with DepEd in support of better quality education.
President Benigno Aquino presented the ‘Outstanding Exemplar in the Private Sector’ award to Tessie Sy-Coson for SM Foundation’s programs in education, health and wellness, and livelihood during the annual media Bulong-Pulungan Christmas party event at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last December 11. The ‘Outstanding Exemplar’ award is given yearly to people from both the government and private sector who have made great contributions in nation-building.
SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), through its social development arm SM Foundation, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) to provide 877 chairs and 19 sets of teacher’s tables and chairs to pre-selected public schools for the continued rehabilitation of Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) affected areas.
The students and teachers of the Paaralang Elementarya ng Tungkong Mangga recently celebrated the ground breaking ceremonies of their upcoming new school building in partnership with SM Prime Holdings through SM Foundation.