Last July 14, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (CLFI) unveiled the first DepEd-Cebuana Lhuillier Community Learning Center at Nagpayong Elementary School in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City, kicking off a series of nationwide launches.
CLFI, in partnership with the Department of Education, is boosting DepEd’s nationwide Alternative Learning System (ALS) program by providing out-of-school youth and adults a second chance at attaining a high school diploma. CLFI will provide computer sets, teaching equipment, and other learning materials for 16 Community Learning Centers across the country.
“The Alternative Learning System is the means to realize the goals which are academics, livelihood, and spiritual or social enhancement,” said Atty. Cesar Vidal, CLFI Executive Trustee.
Also present during the event were OIC of the Office of the Assistant Regional Director of DepEd NCR Dr. Ponciano Menguito, Region 1 Manager Felix Contapay, and Head of Pawnshop Operations Miko Jimenez, who emphasized how education, through the ALS, can transform lives.