SRPC undertakes various initiatives to support and sustain basic education because the company believes every Filipino child deserves quality education. The company brings the power of education to the community through the following programs:
- Reading, Mathematics, and Science Proficiency Program
The program started in 2007 in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, Department of Education (DepEd) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) of San Manuel and San Nicolas in Pangasinan and Itogon in Benguet. The program aims to improve the reading and comprehension skills, understanding of numbers, and critical thinking of elementary pupils; improve local school governance through the reinvention of the local school boards; and promote greater awareness and involvement of parents in the education program.
- Arts & Crafts Workshop
An enrichment activity focused on different themes held every summer break to enhance the children’s creativity and artistic talents. It complements the Reading Proficiency Program as it includes story telling sessions.
- Donate A Book Make Reading Fun
The Company collects new and/or gently used books from the employees and other partners to be donated to elementary schools with needy libraries. The program promotes literacy among pre-school and elementary children and provides additional reading materials in schools.
- Education-Support Infrastructure
The Company started construction and/or rehabilitation of public school classrooms and other facilities in 1999 to create an environment conducive to learning and to meet the DepEd’s standard classroom to student ratio.
- Support to Volunteer Teachers
The Company started supporting volunteer teachers in 2001 to help meet the standard ratio of one teacher for every 45 pupils.
- Support to Brigada Eskwela
The SRPC employees volunteer their time and share their skills and resources in the maintenance of public school facilities in preparation for the school opening.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Promotion Project
WASH uses the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation approach to promote hygiene, sanitation and community management of water and sanitation facilities. This is in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross Dagupan Chapter and Benguet Chapters.
Supplemental Feeding Program
The program seeks to lessen malnutrition incidence among children. This is implemented with the support of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development, Parents-Teachers Community Association and the Department of Education. The program includes supplemental feeding, mother’s class and monitoring of nutritional status of program beneficiaries.