Dedicated to educate and empower the youth for future employment, SM Foundation recently welcomed 1,000 new technical-vocational scholars into its scholarship program. Committed to creating paths towards brighter future, The SM Foundation Scholarship program has invested in out-of-school-youths in various areas of the NCR and Luzon.
Through thoughtful planning and strategic partnerships, SM Foundation has built a network of innovative funding programs and progressive relationships with some of the country’s most respected and important community programs, schools, colleges and universities. Through the vision of its founder, SM Foundation continues to give equal opportunities to the deserving youth from the marginal society. “Our new scholars come from various locations with 300 of them hailing from the NCR, 300 from Luzon, 300 from Visayas and 100 from Mindanao,” shares SM Foundation Executive Director for Education Linda Atayde. Indeed, SM Foundation has quietly and confidently enabled the education of thousands of poor yet deserving youngsters of the country.
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Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairperson of SM Investments Corporation, expressed her support to technical-vocational education during the 2015 Forbes Global CEO Conference held in Manila. According to her, vocational schools will help improve people’s skills and allowing them to qualify and work in industries both here and abroad.