Hyundai Embraces Lanao’s Partnership (HELP) for Education program, a private-public partnership that advocates increased access of students to basic education as well as the training of teachers school boards parent leaders and local government administrators especially in remote parts of said area.HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo attended the meeting to provide strategic directions and financial aid to local government units that are mobilizing HELP for Education activities in several Lanao municipalities. Also echoed during the discussion were plans to expand this partnership in 2014 to other communities in Mindanao.
“To achieve higher standards of education, all stakeholders must play a part in the promulgation of learning. We cannot confine this to the classroom alone,” stated Ms. Agudo. “As a holistic education reform initiative, HARI Foundation and Synergeia’s ‘HELP for Education’ program resonates our continued confidence in the communities of Lanao del Sur as they continue to concretize our mission to create a culture of learning through cooperation in Mindanao.”
The partnership of HARI Foundation and Synergeia was established in November 2011. Since then, the “HELP for Education” program has made possible the construction and donation of 1,490 school desks to elementary schools as well as the training of teachers and local school boards in eight Lanao del Sur municipalities that comprise the Ranao Education Alliance: Kapatagan, Ganassi, Calanogas, Balindong, Marawi City, Saguiaran, Taraka, and Piagapo.
For its second year, “HELP for Education” will engage the academe and the local government units to undertake trainings for parents, school administrators, and barangay officials and to provide elementary school students with workbooks and other learning materials.
Through HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), HARI commits to localizing Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) global bid to promote a lifestyle of authentic caring and sharing. HFI aims to be an upstanding agent of change to empower Filipinos to lead productive and responsible lives and to contribute its share in building a strong and proud Filipino nation. This will be realized through HFI’s mission of spearheading relevant, creative, and results-oriented social, economic, and environmental programs to effect positive societal change, engaging and inspiring its stakeholders, industry partners, and the local communities to work together towards sustainable nation building.