As the new school year officially started, 43 Tulong Aral scholars from Don Ramon Roces Memorial Elementary School received their benevolent support from Petron Foundation Inc. thru a free shopping spree of school necessities at The SM Store Puerto Princesa.
With a mandate to fuel hope for the less privileged, the Petron Foundation Inc. (PFI) undertakes its education program dubbed as Tulong Aral ng Petron.
The said scholarship program is a long term and strategic initiative program undertaken by the Petron Foundation that aims to secure a better future for the country’s less privileged children by giving them the chance to get into school, keeping them there, keeping them well, and making sure that they learn.
With its partnership with SM, DepEd, and DSWD, PFI envisions its education program as a system-wide and sustainable business solution to the country’s social problems, in particular, poverty.
The Tulong Aral ng Petron programs support elementary, high school, college, and technical – vocational scholarship programs. Furthermore, they also have a Reading Programs and Youth Entrepreneurship & Skills Training Program.
The company takes a step further by initiating the entrepreneurial education and development program, which seeks to develop the Filipino youth to become wealth creators. By leveraging on Petron’s competencies, the company can help enhance the current high school curriculum on entrepreneurship, give them opportunities for employment and, in the long term, guide them to become entrepreneurs.
The Tulong Aral ng Petron sends over 6,000 children from indigent communities to public elementary schools, under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan program.