CLFI helps ALS Learners in Passing A&ET

Cebuana Lhuillier, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), reproduced reviewers and practice tests amounting to 40 thousand pesos to prepare their Alternative Learning System (ALS) learners nationwide in the Accreditation and Equivalency Test (A&ET) of the Department of Education scheduled this December.

With 1,013 A&ET registered DepEd-Cebuana Lhuillier ALS Community Learning Center (CLC) learners, CLFI and their ALS coordinators target at least 300 passers nationwide.

The DepEd-Cebuana Lhuillier ALS CLC is one of the flagship programs of CLFI. The latter committed 2 million peso budget intended for teaching equipment and module reproduction for their 16 adopted ALS centers nationwide.

“By helping the out-of-school youth and adults pass the A&ET to get their high school diplomas, we are opening the doors to them to be able to pursue collegiate and other studies which would empower them to effectively bring their families to financial stability" says Atty. Cesar Vidal, CLFI's Executive Trustee.

ALS is a non-formal type of education which addresses basic education needs of school-aged children who are out-of-school, or those beyond school age but have not been to school at all, those who dropped out and those living in far-flung areas and isolated communities.

Yearly, DepEd conducts A&ET to qualify learners as elementary or high school graduate, as the case may be, with certification signed by the Secretary of the Department of Education.

To date, CLFI has 1,649 ALS learners and currently increasing in its 16 CLCs nationwide.



The Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. is the corporate social responsibility arm of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, which manages the country’s leading pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuillier. The Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation was founded in 2000 by Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier.