Security bank gets corporate CSR award for its outstanding program in education
Security Bank Foundation Inc’s (SBFI) Build a School, Build a Nation program was recognized by the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) as one of the country’s Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects in Education. The award was received by SBFI Trustee Melissa Aquino and Program Manager Louie De Real during the LCF CSR Guild Awards held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project is a multi-sectoral initiative that aims to improve the quality of basic education in the Philippines by building more classrooms, training teachers and school heads, and engaging more people to volunteer and extend assistance to these public schools. SBFI’s project partners include Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, the Department of Education, and select local government units.
Security Bank Foundation has turned over 469 classrooms to 91 schools in 49 cities and municipalities, providing conducive learning facilities to 98,000 Filipino students. The Foundation has trained 1,387 teachers and 94 school heads from various beneficiary schools of The Classroom Project. SBFI is also at different stages of constructing 80 more classrooms nationwide, with the objective to donate a total of 549 classrooms by the end of 2019.
Formed in 1991, LCF was created by corporate foundations engaged in helping Filipino communities in need through various social development programs. Today, LCF is a network of over 95 corporate foundations and corporations in the country and remains at the forefront of promoting CSR innovations and best practices among its members. Its newly launched recognition program LCF CSR Guild Awards puts the spotlight on social initiatives with meaningful and sustainable impact to larger communities.