STI ALS Celebrates Christmas

The learners and volunteers of the STI Alternative Learning System (ALS) program took a break last December 12, 2015 to give way for their Christmas Party.

STI Head Office and STI College Ortigas-Cainta faculty and staff volunteers were able to share the feeling of excitement and happiness with the ALS learners during the simple event. The usual games, raffle prizes, special presentations, foods, and giveaways made their day.

“Sobrang ang saya-saya ko po, ngayon ko lang po ulit naranasan ito. Salamat po ng marami sa mga facilitators po naming mababait at sa STI po dahil binigyan po nila kami ng pagkakataon na maging bahagi dito. Sana po, wag po silang magsasawang tulungan kami.” said Jason Buiza, one of the ALS learners.

Dr. Lloyd C. Bautista, Vice President for Academics, concluded the event by sharing his final message, “Ang hiling lang namin pagbutihan ninyo upang makapasa kayo sa exam na ibibigay ng DepEd, dahil para rin iyan sa kinabukasan ninyo….”

ALS learners went home very thankful while STI volunteers indeed, felt much fulfilled.

On behalf of the ALS learners, STI Foundation extends its appreciation to all the ALS volunteers and STI staff who have contributed their time, talent, and resources to make the event possible.


STI ALS is a partnership project with the Department of Education which aims to help out-of-school youth ages 15 and above who were not able to finish their secondary education. For its pilot run at STI College Ortigas-Cainta, ALS learners are being prepared before they take the Accreditation & Equivalency (A&E) Exam given by DepEd. STI volunteers take turns to facilitate the review, coaching, and counselling of these learners. Forty-three (43) STI ALS learners are registered to take the test on January 31, 2016.