LGU Champs Take the Off-the-Beaten Path to Financing Education

Providing universal access to primary education is second on the list of the Philippines’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Filipino children everywhere would have completed their elementary education by 2015. Despite government efforts, the results have been modest. Enrollment figures have improved but the completion rate is poor; and learning outcomes are on a decline.

SYNERGEIA Regional Education Councils: Brotherhood for the Filipino Child

Screenshot from the panel discussion on the Regional Education Councils during the summit

Since 2002, Synergeia Foundation has transformed and helped organize community leaders into a thriving movement of education champions dedicated to raise the country’s declining literacy and numeracy rates—a task that has become doubly challenging with the onset of the pandemic.