GNPower Mariveles Energy Center Ltd. Co. (GMEC) and GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) attended a Department of Education Bataan Stakeholders Convergence at the Crown Royale Hotel last July 26.
Facilitated by the Bataan Schools Division Office, the activity aimed to create a collaborative and inclusive environment to strengthen the province’s education system.
Different public schools from the province presented their project proposals to potential sponsors. Meanwhile, these benefactors promoted their companies, including their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) future plans and best practices.
GMEC-GNPD AVP for Community Relations Arcel Madrid introduced GMEC and GNPD to the audience and expounded on the companies’ CSR initiatives and activities.
In his talk, Madrid highlighted the “E” in the company’s CSR focus called P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S., which stands for “Elevate educational opportunities”.
“Our immediate plan is to support the Adopt-a-School Program of the Department of Education,” he said. “We are in the process of providing a learning hub facility to one beneficiary school in Mariveles, Bataan.”
“We are also partnering with the Knowledge Channel Foundation to provide digitalization of our DepEd curriculum. We are currently supporting six public elementary and senior high schools in Mariveles, providing them with a smart TV loaded with over 150 DepEd-aligned curriculum modules.”
“Kung gaano po ka-importante ang Adopt-a-School Program for DepEd, ganoon din po namin gustong seryosohin ang Adopt-a-School Program ng GMEC and GNPD. And we hope to be your first choice in empowering progress,” he ended.
Under the Elevate educational opportunities are scholarship and financial assistance programs as well as education enhancement projects, which include public school support. So far, GMEC and GNPD have given 83 scholarships with 35 scholars graduated, and have supported 30 public schools within their host communities.
GNPD CSR Superintendent Joseph Paolo Mendoza and GMEC CSR Supervisor Abigail Jacinto acted as commentators and reactors to some of the beneficiary schools’ presentations.