SB Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Security Bank Corporation, continues to help uplift lives through its educational programs, one of which is the “Build a Classroom, Build A Nation: The Classrooms Project” which started in 2011.
Done in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle Philippines, the “Classrooms Project” applies a holistic and sustainable approach in enhancing education in the regions: SBFI funds the construction of new classrooms while the academic partners design and implement the appropriate curricula for student beneficiaries and skills enhancement training programs for the teachers.
By closely working with the Department of Education and local government units, SB Foundation is able to provide classrooms in less-fortunate municipalities and disaster-stricken areas to help the government address the lack of classrooms in the country, particularly in the provinces.
Recently, the Foundation donated 64 new classrooms to public school beneficiaries. The new, spacious and well-ventilated classrooms benefit over 6,000 students every school year.
SBFI formally inaugurated and turned over 12 new classrooms to two public schools in Tagbilaran on July 20. The beneficiaries were Tagbilaran City Central School and Tagbilaran City East Elementary School. The new classrooms serve over a thousand elementary school students. In the same month, another 24 classrooms were formally turned over by the Foundation to two public schools in Tacloban City and another two public schools in Ormoc City.
In the second quarter, SBFI donated 12 classrooms to two public schools in Bacolod City and another four classrooms for one public school in Silay City. These new classrooms benefit 1,600 students every school year.
In South Luzon, 12 new classrooms were formally inaugurated by SBFI last June. Six classrooms were turned over to Fernando Air Base National High School in Lipa, Batangas while another six classrooms were turned over to Caingin Elementary School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The new classrooms accommodate 1,200 students every school year.
Security Bank clients contribute significantly in helping SBFI raise funds for its nationwide educational programs by simply patronizing the bank’s products and services. One percent of the bank’s earnings are funneled to the Foundation’s various projects benefitting different communities where Security Bank has a presence.