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CLFI and Aboitiz Foundation Team Up to Promote Alternative Learning

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Jonathan D. Batangan(center right) and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Maribeth L. Marasigan (center left) do the ceremonial handshake to signal the start of CLFI’s online fundraising campaign for their Alternative Learning Program on KINDer. Joining them are Danny M. Cerence, Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Assistant Vice President (leftmost) and CLFI Program Development Head Anna Leah F. Macalincag.

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (CFLI) and Aboitiz Foundation Inc., recently formalized its partnership to promote the CFLI’s Alternative Learning Program (ALP) for education on the latter’s donations website KINDer by Aboitiz. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. Executive Director, Jonathan Batangan and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. President and COO, Maribeth L. Marasigan, led their teams during the partnership event.

The MOA signing and ceremonial donation signals the start of CFLI’s online fundraising campaign for the Alternative Learning Program (ALP) on KINDer. CLFI launched its ALP campaign to set-up new community learning centers for Out-of-School youth and adult learners.

“This is an exciting step forward for both Cebuana Lhuillier’s and Aboitiz Foundation’s advocacies to advance education in the country for the many individuals who benefit from our ALS program” said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.

“This partnership with Aboitiz Foundation opens another opportunity for CLFI to reach out and help other learners achieve their dream of completing education and pursuing better employment and livelihood opportunities in the future to help make their lives better. With the campaign going live on a successful platform such as KINDer I am glad and thankful knowing that we are bound for great things.” said Jonathan Batangan, CLFI’s Executive Director.

Maribeth L. Marasigan, Aboitiz Foundation’s President and COO also shared her excitement on the recent partnership with CLFI.

“We are always proud and excited to have new partners in advancing communities. Now, with our collaboration with Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, we are confident to reach more communities, widely advocate #KinderEveryday, and tap more supporters who will donate to the various social causes on our donations website, KINDer by Aboitiz.” shared the executive.

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc.’s Alternative Learning Program was established in 2013 in partnership with the Department of Education and aims to equip ALS learning centers with ICT equipment to provide Out-of-School Youth and Adults the chance to complete elementary or high school education. As of December 2019, the foundation has already opened 87 ALS centers nationwide

“With our ALS campaign on KINDer, I’m certain that more OSYs and adults will have the chance to continue schooling. This partnership is truly a great step forward.” added Mr. Batangan.

KINDer by Aboitiz is Aboitiz Foundation’s crowdfunding website that houses various advocacy campaigns in the Philippines. With KINDer, users can browse through the different campaigns and donate to provide their support.