Pasar Foundation Inc.’s projects in education are geared towards helping address the challenges of local education particularly in the public sector. As our main thrusts, projects under education consist of various initiatives.
Improving Student’s Achievement through Better Environment in Learning (ISABEL)
The project helped build and/or repair classrooms, laboratories and libraries in the public schools in the different barangays in Isabel, Leyte. Through partnerships and multi-stakeholder approach, Pasar Foundation Inc. is instrumental in building 16 DepEd standard size classrooms including a math laboratory and rehabilitation of 44 public classrooms and two libraries in the local public schools. The project also constructed new armchairs and tables and repaired several chairs for the primary grade pupils.
PASAR and Gawad Kalinga Partnership
In 2004, to support the involvement and volunteerism of the many of its managers and employees in building homes for the poor at Gawad Kalinga, PASAR Corporation entered into a partnership with Gawad Kalinga Development Foundation to build 25 houses for the poorest of the poor in the town of Isabel, Leyte. A total of 35 houses were built under the partnership to include the 10 houses sponsored by individual PASAR officers and managers. More than a hundred employees volunteered on weekends during several house build activities under the arrangement. As there are many other poor squatters in need of decent shelter in the area, to continue the initial gains and with the inclusion of the local government of Isabel in the partnership, the agreement was extended for another 5 years to build another 100 houses.