Teach for the Philippines, Inc. (TFP), a non-government organization (NGO) that focuses making a positive impact in the public education system, has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Sorsogon City LGU, Department of Education (DepEd) Sorsogon City, and geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) to send teacher fellows to a local school in Sorsogon City. This marks TFP’s first teacher fellows in the Bicol Region.
Under the MOA, TFP will choose the teacher fellows to be assigned in public schools in Sorsogon City, in coordination with DepEd Sorsogon City. DepEd Sorsogon City will select the public schools where the teacher fellows will be assigned, and it will monitor and evaluate the teacher fellows’ performance. The teacher fellows have been assigned to Pumurayan Integrated School, a K-12 School in Brgy. Pumurayan.
EDC, on the other hand, will provide financial assistance pertinent to the expenses and needs of the teacher fellows.
The partnership was made official during a MOA signing ceremony at Pumurayan Integrated School held last August 28th.
EDC has supported education programs in the local community through school supplies distributions to students and financial scholarships for top-performing students in its partner schools in Sorsogon City and Manito, Albay. Moreover, these top-performing students receive assistance for their college entrance exams and financial assistance in the tertiary education through the CAREERS program.
TFP sends teacher fellows to different local public schools to become teachers for two years, while providing them with appropriate training and teaching materials that will help improve instruction in public schools.
EDC is the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company and the only diversified renewable energy firm in the Philippines, with a total installed capacity of 1,456.8 MW of purely renewable energy. It operates the 140-MW Bacman Geothermal Power Plant located in Manito, Albay and Sorsogon City.
INVESTING IN FUTURE GENERATIONS. Representatives from Teach for the Philippines, Inc. (TFP), Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Sorsogon City LGU, and the Department of Education (DepEd) Sorsogon sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on August 28 to send three (3) TFP teacher fellows to Pumurayan Integrated School in Brgy. Pumurayan, Sorsogon City. The teacher fellows will teach local public school students for two (2) years. Present during the signing were the following (left to right): Engr. Liberato S. Virata, EDC Bacman Geothermal Business Unit Vice President for Projects and Resource Exploration; Arles A. Janaban, Brgy. Captain of Brgy. Pumurayan; Margarita Delgado, TFP Vice Chairman; Nestor S. Vasay, EDC Chief Finance Officer; Sally A. Lee, Sorsogon City Mayor; Atty. Allan V. Barcena, EDC Senior Manager; Dr. Nympha Guemo, DepEd Sorsogon City Schools Division Superintendent; and Edgardo J. Bungcag, Pumurayan Integrated School Principal.
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.