SEMIRARA MINING AND POWER CORPORATION
To enable locals to qualify for high-value jobs, SMPC maintains a partnership with Semirara Training Center, Inc. (STCI). The training center offers courses on welding, automotive servicing, mobile equipment servicing technology, among others. In 2016, STCI received a total of 135 trainees/enrollees.
Dependents of SMPC workers go to Divine Word School of Semirara Island Inc. (DWSSII) for free. For SY 2016-2017, total enrolment at the school reached 1,006 students. Nearly P25 million was spent to cover the student tuition fees, school personnel salaries, equipment and facility maintenance, among others.
Run by the SVD religious community, DWSSII is K12 compliant and works hand-in-hand with STCI to provide hands-on training to the 87 who students enrolled in Grade 11 and chose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic track.
In partnership with DWSSII, SMPC conducts outreach activities in less fortunate communities in Sitio Balibago in Barangay Semirara every Saturday. Teachers and students visit the community and offer tutorials, bible studies and free food to the children.
SEM-CALACA POWER CORPORATION
The company sponsored a series of lectures on how to become better learners. 200 public school students from Saint Raphael Archangel Parochial School, Calaca Academy, St. Paul Balayan, Immaculate Concepcion College Balayan and Our Lady of Caysasay Academy benefited from the lectures.
SCPC sponsored English Proficiency lectures at Balayan West Central School for 160 public school teachers.
Together with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, the company conducted a seminar on how to teach science through interactive approaches. 48 Science teachers from Calaca and Semirara Island attended the activity.
To encourage students to explore and pursue science courses, the company partnered with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology to bring a travelling science exhibit in various schools in Balayan and Calaca. Over 3,200 students attended the exhibits.
SCPC conducted Shielded Metal Arc Welding Skills Trainings to provide local residents with the necessary skills to secure employment with the company. Of the 46 who joined the training, 38 were employed by year-end.
BERONG NICKEL CORPORATION
BNC supported 181 college students from Barangays Aramaywan and Berong in Palawan. Aside from tuition fees, the company awarded its scholars with allowances, educational trips, books, among others.
The company provided 23 para-teachers, six alternative learning system facilitators and five-day care workers in Barangays Aramaywan and Berong with supplementary allowances. These teaching personnel served over 500 learners.
The allowances are meant to augment their existing salaries, to encourage them to stay at the local schools. Around 1,200 students from Barangay Berong benefited from the educational transport service extended by the company. With the free school bus service, BNC hoped to encourage students to continue their schooling.
ZAMBALES DIVERSIFIED METALS CORPORATION
ZDMC provided scholarships to 41 college students, 96 high school students and 1 special education student from Barangays Lucapon South, Uacon, Sinabacan, Malimanga, Malabon, Pamibian, Taposo, Yamot and Pinagrealan.
The company provided five-day care workers in Barangays Lucapon South, Uacon, Yamot, Pinagrealan and Sitio Acoje with supplemental honorarium. The five personnel took care of 150 day care students in the said areas.
Bata, TARA Na (Towards A Reading Adventure) aims to promote the value of reading books to children living in less privileged communities near the developments of DMCI Homes.
In partnership with Books for A Cause, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rotary Club of South Triangle and Siena Park Residences, DMCI Homes was able to reach out to over 500 children in Caloocan City, Parañaque City, Quezon City, and Makati City.
MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES, INC.
The award-winning water education program Daloy Dunong has taught more than 14,000 elementary and high school students about the importance of water, good hygiene and environmental responsibility.
Since its inception in 2012, Daloy Dunong has visited more than 350 schools and was conducted in more than 50 activities outside of campuses, converting close to 110,000 kids into champions for water, health and the environment.
Maynilad customers in Muntinlupa City, Parañaque City and Quezon City were taught how clean water and proper hygiene could help prevent dengue infestation in their homes. A total of 8 barangays were included in the campaign.
Participants were taught how to assemble an Anti-Dengue Mosquito Trap—a simple, innovative and affordable way to fight dengue. Around 2,000 residents attended the trainings.