“The main criteria why we were very fortunate to partner with DTC (Dynamic Teen company) was our vision, and what we want to work on is education, its sustainability, sustainable livelihood for our community through education. When we met with Efren (Penaflorida) and understood that DTC works from the kariton, from children all the way to young adults who go through college and help them finish their universities, it just resonated because it hits exactly the core of what we want to do with QBE,” explained Karen Batungbacal, QBE Executive General Manager, when asked how and why they’ve chosen to partner with DTC.
QBE Foundation lays down its project with DTC starting on March 5, groundbreaking for a school facility and expected to be finished in about 7 to 8 months, followed by a Pushcart Classroom to be deployed in Manila and Cebu in a period of 6-month program. The last of the projects will be a Scholarship Grant for secondary and tertiary level students composing of 75 high-school students scattered in the Southern Luzon, Metro manila, and Tacloban, Leyte.
“We’re never too strong to do things on our own. We need and want to help one another and build each other up. Partenring with QBE is a blessing,” expressed Efren who stands as the president of DTC. Efern is also a 2009 CNN Hero of the Year. The QBE Foundation and DTC partnership will be working for long-term education programs that will help sustain lives for the less fortunate children and young adults willing to have a better education.
Funds were raised in Japan to jhelp buy the property where QBE Foundation-DTC school will be build in Cavite.
“We’re never too ordinary to be a hero. All of us here have that kind of hero inside us. We just have to unleash and be a hero for the next person,” Efren said as his parting words as he thanked everyone who made this education project possible during the official launch held last February 26, 2016 – same day the country was commemorating the EDSA People Power 30th Year Anniversary.
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