Effective SY 2017-2018, PTC-CSJ Foundation has adopted Muntinlupa Elementary School as its fourth partner-school, together with Bayanan Elementary School-Main, Lakeview Integrated School and Sucat Elementary School Main. All four are public schools in Muntinlupa City.
Since 2010, the Foundation has been implementing its flagship Growing Good to Great Kids or 3G Program that aims to improve the quality and outcomes of basic education. For the current school year, the 3G Program’s support interventions to the four schools include: the provision of nutritious meals to 140 undernourished Grade 1 pupils, learning enrichment activities including a summer Reading Camp to improve reading skills, sports development through baseball, and training for teachers and parents.
The four schools are also part of the Adopt-a-Ship (AAS) 10-week program from September to December 2017. AAS aims to develop awareness of the shipping industry among Grades 4-6 students. Seaspan, Grindrod, Hydroussa, Exmar and TechnipFMC are participating in the AAS through weekly email exchanges between the ships’ Captains and their partner-teacher. All the information received from the Captain is then discussed by the teachers with their respective classes. Students keep track of their adopted ship’s movements on a big world map.
Twenty teachers and their cumulative 97 classes with 4,540 students are currently enjoying and learning from AAS. Hopefully this will inspire the students to pursue future maritime careers.