Project Second Home: 10,000 Classrooms in Two Years


Project Second Home is an initiative under the 57-75 Movement pushing for the construction of 10,000 classrooms in two years. Recognizing the need to help address the problem of classroom shortages, Project Second Home aims to consolidate classroom building efforts and direct funds to the construction of classrooms in areas that need the most assistance. The project encourages both corporations and individuals to contribute to the initiative either through donations or the conduct of their own school building program. 

With the increasing number of students, classroom shortage has been an ongoing concern in the country. Based on data from the Department of Education, classroom shortage in the country stands at over 152,000 on a single shift to meet the 1:45 ideal classroom to students’ ratio. 

Recognizing the need to help address this urgent problem, corporations, through their respective foundations or giving programs, have initiated projects to address this concern. Project Second Home aims to consolidate efforts and direct funds to the construction of classrooms in areas that need the most assistance.

Project Second Home will focus on public elementary and high schools located in the 40 lowest-performing divisions in areas where DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilya program is operational.

Project Second Home provides corporations and individuals with the avenue to share resources through grants and donations that will be used to build classrooms. Donors may also conduct their own classroom-building programs (following standards set by the DepEd) and enroll these under Project Second Home.

Project Second Home is the latest partnership between the Department of Education and the 57-75 Movement, which sees the initiative as an opportunity to further advance its basic principles of focusing on essential inputs that are directly linked to improved school & student performance; accountability; and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Project Second Home is anchored on the vision of providing school children with a haven where they can build their dreams and aspirations, a second home where parents can entrust their children for learning and development.


Project Second Home was introduced to the public via a press conference last February 28, during the launch of Ayala Foundation/Filipinas Heritage Library's My Library program. International singing sensation Allan "" Pineda of the Black Eyed Peas has agreed to become the spokesperson of the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation's education programs, which includes the partnership with 57-75'sProject Second Home. is strongly committed to uplifting the quality of education in the country as his way of giving back to his homeland.