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, 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.
Project Citizen Philippines, a partnership of Tan Yan Kee Foundation and the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy, reached Calabarzon, Northern Luzon, Tagbilaran, and Zamboanga going beyond the the National Capital Region which was its main focus over the last five years.
In 2010, 160 more teachers, 111 schools, and 1,545 high school students underwent the rigid training in July in preparation for the preliminary and final showcases in December and early 2011.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation(TYKF) and the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED) recently sealed their partnership for the advancement of responsible citizenship in the country through Project Citizen.
The project has its roots in the interdisciplinary Committee on civic Education formed in 1964 at the University of California, Los Angeles. The committee was tasked to develop more effective curricular programs in elementary and secondary civic education. Eventually, the Center for Civic Education and Democracy (CCE) became an independent non-profit organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and in Los Angeles, California.