In line with its thrust of promoting community development programs as it continues to bridge power and progress across the country, NGCP partnered with the Don Bosco Foundation of the Philippines for technical-vocational training programs in its host communities.
The partnership was formalized through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by NGCP President and CEO Anthony L. Almeda and Don Bosco Foundation President Fr. Anthony Paul E. Bicomong.
Through the sponsorship grant, qualified youth from NGCP’s host communities will be able to avail of Don Bosco’s Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) programs in Civil Works and Construction, paving ways for them to learn and upgrade their skills.
“NGCP believes that by creating these opportunities for growth, we not only improve their quality of life, we also contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the Filipino workforce”, said NGCP President and CEO Anthony L. Almeda.
The project’s pilot run will benefit around 6,500 urban poor families in the community of Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna. Most of the residents were victims of Typhoon Ondoy and informal settlers living along the Pasig River who were relocated by the government. The Don Bosco TVET Center in Calauan, Laguna will serve as the partner-school for this community.
“Nineteen schools and training centers were nominated for the project, but Don Bosco was chosen because its mission of serving the underprivileged and the youth, along with its educational discipline, are aligned with NGCP’s goal of opening avenues for skills development to residents of its host communities,” stated the company.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy, Jr. and Robert Coyiuto, Jr.