BDO Foundation Signs Agreement for Teaching Kits Donation

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has signed an agreement with C&E Foundation and Kusog Tacloban for the donation of elementary school instructional materials in areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Backed by BDO branches, BDO Foundation will facilitate the distribution of 524 teaching kits in various elementary schools. This is in line with the foundation's disaster response advocacy and the Andam Pag-aram educational program of C&E Foundation and Kusog Tacloban.

Used specifically in the context of studying, Andam Pag-aram is a local term that means "prepare to learn".

The memorandum of agreement was signed by BDO Foundation trustee Lucy Co Dy, BDO Foundation trustee Jerome Guevarra, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio and C&E Publishing chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio.

C&E Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the quality of education in the Philippines. It provides scholarships and supports schools with disadvantaged students.

Also a non-profit organization, Kusog Tacloban aims to strengthen the resilience of communities in provinces devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.

This is the second time BDO Foundation, C&E Foundation and Kusog Tacloban are pursuing the initiative. In 2015, teaching kits were donated in five Typhoon Yolanda-affected schools where BDO Foundation constructed school buildings.

Exclusively distributed by C&E Publishing, the teaching kits are designed to help kindergarten and grade one pupils develop their reading ability.

The kits contain phonetic readers, interactive charts, songs, vowel cards and story books. They aid in the teaching and mastery of the alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, sound/letter correspondence, short vowel sounds and blending.


BDO Foundation has partnered once again with C&E Foundation and Kusog Tacloban for the distribution of instructional materials in elementary schools in Typhoon Yolanda-stricken provinces.