The Juan Community Program is GBF’s commitment to bring its programs and new interventions in education to more Filipinos who need these the most across the nation. By developing strong and sustainable STEM communities in areas where our business units serve, GBF contributes to building the nation, one community at a time.
The Juan Community Program is GBF’s commitment to bring its programs and new interventions in education to more Filipinos who need these the most across the nation, in partnership with the business units within the Gokongwei Group.
GBF adopts community schools and reaches out to learners in these communities, in partnership with the Gokongwei Group, with the objective of closing learning gaps (especially in basic literacy, numeracy), and elevating their learning journey with focus on Science and Math. In the long run, the program aims to build STEM model schools in these communities.
Juan Community supports its adopted schools through the regular Brigada Eskwela initiative of the Department of Education with donations of printing equipment and supplies, teachers’ supplies, and other requirements that the schools requested.
In partnership with the Gokongwei Group of Companies such as Robinsons Land Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation, and Legazpi Savings Bank (subsidiary of Robinsons Bank), GBF turned over reams of bond papers to support module production, and boxes of face masks and gallons of alcohol disinfectants to aid learning continuity operations. In line with our Juan Community mission, GBF thanks our partner schools and business units for helping us render a meaningful service for the future of our Filipino learners.
In response to the second priority of helping learners become readers and critical thinkers together with receiving proper support from teachers and parents, the Juan Kapatid Tutorial Program was piloted in Simlong Elementary School in Batangas City in partnership with JG Summit Petrochemicals Group, AHA Learning Center and Huawei.
With the objective of closing the gap in literacy and numeracy as well as mobilizing teachers and parents to support learning, 65 learners from Grades 4 to 6 participated together with 65 Parents. Public school teachers are also provided an intensive training on Teaching at the Right Level approach, to further enrich their teaching practices and provide progressive learning support to their students.