The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc.(TYKFI), in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) helped schools in Ilocos Sur and Nueva Vizcaya prepare for school year 2013-2014 via a three- day workshop on “Enhancement of SY 2013-2014 Annual Improvement Plan (AIP) and Discussions on SY 2014-2016 School Improvement Plan (SIP).”
When George Bernard Shaw wrote, “youth is wasted on the young” he was definitely not referring to the young high school students who have joined Project Citizen (PC) -- an international program organized through the partnership between the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Incorporated (TYKFI) and the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED).
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, in cooperation with Tanduay Distillers, Inc.-Vigan Branch, PNB-Vigan Branch, DepEd Vigan City and Ilocos Sur Divisions, and the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology brought the Science Centrum’s Sci-Fun Caravan to the public school students and teachers of Vigan City and 1st District of Ilocos Sur. The exhibit remained in the Ilocos Sur National High School Gym from November 8, 2013 to December 20, 2013 benefitting some 20,000 public school pupils and students from Grades 4 to 12. The Foundation hopes to promote the quality and raise the standard of science learning among public school students. Through the creativity and the everyday, practical phenomenon of each exhibit, science learning is multiplied, inspired, and instilled in each student and teacher walking through the various exhibits. The Foundation sees the importance of raising the quality of education of the youth especially in the areas of science and reading, because the youth is as has often been said, the future of our nation.
The Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education (FUSE) held last September a five-day training for teacher-trainers in the subject areas of Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physics, Mathematics, and English.
The course was a partnership between FUSE, as the delivering organization, in cooperation with the Philippine Science Consortium.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. covered North and South of the country for its Adopt-A-School Program together with the Department of Education and Local Government Units in the areas, during the first semester.
Selected indigenous student populations in elementary schools in Nueva Vizcaya last June received school supplies for one school year. The package included pad paper, pencils, notebook for the curriculum needs, especially as a support for students as they begin complying with the K to 12 program.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) continued to address the lack of classrooms and facilities in areas difficult to reach for both students and educators. The inauguration, held at the start of 2014, was warmly welcomed by stakeholders in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Named after the late matriarch of the Tan Family, Chua King Ha, the Educational Centers’ vision is for the schools to be exemplary education centers that provide focus and opportunity for teachers, students, and the community. Considering the distance between schools and the difficult terrain of the mountainous region, the Chua King Ha Educational Centers also provide dormitories for educators that efficiently facilitate inter-school activities and sharing of teachers as well as promote psychological and social aspects of the educational experience.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. (TYKFI) and the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED) successfully concluded the National Capital Region’s Project Citizen Philippines 2012-2013 run with the support of the University of Makati.
One hundred thirty-six (136) teacher-moderators were trained, and 38 schools and 1 guest presenter school (42 teams) successfully completed the process. Two showcases were organized, with a total of Eight hundred forty (840) students presenting.
The Sisters of Mary, whose charism is to the serve the poorest of the poor by giving them quality secondary education intensive of technical-vocational training, try to respond to this dire need of the youth. The Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz, our founder and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for International Understanding in 1983, had envisioned that if the youth would be equipped with skills fit to the job market demand coupled with moral and spiritual values, then they will be productive. This would redound to progress not only to their families but to the country as a whole.