Synergeia’s Donors and Partners for 2017

The year 2017 was a productive year of public and private partnerships for Synergeia.  Four major PPPs were forged to support the goals of EdGE.  Two of these were with SMART Communications, Inc.  see related posts).  SMART provided a Technocart, each worth P200,000 to 8 of our partner-LGUs in La Union, Benguet, Capiz and Lanao del Norte.  The cart contained equipment such as a laptop, 20 tablets, a CD projector, pocket wifi, and learning packages.   SMART also supported the promotion and inaugural award of the Seal of Good Education Governance.   SMART gave away a learning and communications package worth P1.5 million each, markers and plaques, cash prizes and mobile phones to each of the 24 winners of the Seal.

Another supportive partner was Grolier and Scholastic Books which donated children’s books.   These books were distributed to the different schools in the Synergeia sites.   Zapanta Foundation underwrote the construction of school buildings and facilities in North Upi, Piagapo and Tarak (see related post).  The buildings came complete with tables and chairs for the classroom, toilets and library.

Hofer Development Corporation, another partner, offered to market the agricultural produce of parents of schoolchildren in our various sites.  With this partnership, parents would not become prey to traders who buy at very low prices.   The LGUs provided the logistics for organizing the market stations.  Hofer Development also provided livelihood training programs to the parents.

Jollibee Foundation ran its Busog Lusog Talino Kitchen Project, a school feeding project, 26 public schools in our sites in Agoo, Bacnotan and Luna, all in La Union province.

We are thankful for the various education partnerships we have forged in 2017.

Province/City/MunicipalityPartnership FormedDescriptions
1st Quarter  
      Batad, IloiloNACSEA RELIEF INC.To bring up quality of education in Batad – construction of school building
      Batad, IloiloNAK KARITATIVTeodoro Gomeri ES also formed partnership with NAK KARITATIV To finance some of the school programs and construction of school buildings
      Argao, CebuBrotherhood of Christian Businessmen and ProfessionalPartner in helping Guiwanon ES in organizing and implementing some of the school projects.
      North Upi, MaguindanaoZapanta Foundation (Manlapaz Foundation)Construction of school buildings / classrooms, library and school facilities
      North Upi, MaguindanaoZapanta Foundation (Manlapaz Foundation)Reading program – library equipped with children’s books
      Synergeia Foundation (For all EdGE sites)Hofer Development CorporationForged a partnership to put in place livelihood project for parents.  No amount specified by the partner.  It provides livelihood training programs.
2nd Quarter  
      Agoo, La UnionJollibee Foundation – Busog-Lusog-TalinoSupport to implement the BLT Kitchen Project:  San Julian IS – Lead School and satellite school: Balwarte ES, San Manuel Sur ES, San Manuel Norte ES, San Nicolas ES, San Joaquin ES, Sanijubr ES, Agoo West CES, Cubal ES & Sta. Rita ES. (School feeding program)
      Bacnotan, La UnionJollibee Foundation – Busog-Lusog-TalinoSupport to implement the BLT Kitchen Project: Bacnotan CES – Lead School and satellite school: Cabaroan ES, Sta. Cruz ES, Baroro ES, Galongen ES, Salincob ES, Quirino ES, Guinabang ES, Paratong ES & Mabanengbeng ES. (school feeding program)
      Luna, La UnionJollibee Foundation – Busog-Lusog-TalinoSupport to implement the BLT Kitchen Project: Luna CES – Lead School and satellite school: Rimos del Norte ES, Cantoria CES, Rimos ES, Barrientos ES & Oaqui ES. (school feeding program)
      Luna, La Union“The Storytelling Project” headed by Rey BusiStorybook development and publication – “Ti Dakkel Nga Amang”(about the local culture).  The partner will publish the book.  LGU will buy Php 200,000 worth of books.
      Taraka, Lanao del SurZapanta Foundation (Manlapaz Foundation)Construction of a school building in Malungun ES.
      North Upi, MaguindanaoZapanta Foundation (Manlapaz Foundation)Construction of a school building in Kabakaba ES.
      Synergeia FoundationGrolier and Scholastic BooksDonation of children’s books.
3rd Quarter  
      Synergeia FoundationUniteller Filipino, Inc.Forged a partnership with Synergeia for the EdGE sites.  The budget will be determined once a particular activity is identified.
4th Quarter  
      La Trinidad, BenguetSmart  Communications, Inc.Each was given a package that contains 1 laptop, 20 tablets, l LCD projector, 1 pocket wifi and Batibot learning application.  Total worth of the PPP is Php1.6 Million
      Tuba, Benguet
      Santol, La Union
      San Gabriel, La Union
      Sapian, Capiz
      Dao, Capiz
      Synergeia FoundationSmart  Communications, Inc.Marketing and Promotion of Seal of Good Governance
Plaque, Cellular Phones and Cash Prizes
24 municipalities received Php1.5 M each of learning and communication facilities as incentives for receiving the Seal of Good Governance