Software leader SAP donated a $25,000 grant to support the Batang Bayani Life Skills Program of Teach for the Philippines (TFP) as part of its 25th anniversary in the country.
The Batang Bayani Life Skills Program is a tried and tested skills development program of TFP, a non-profit organization working to improve the education of Filipino children. The program focuses on building student capabilities and parents’ capacities to support their children’s education.
Under the program students undergo sessions on such topics as stress management, building good study habits, communication, responsible use of technology, and social awareness. For the parents the program is a platform to learn relevant skills like stress management, empathy, and active listening.
SAP’s role is to bring digital solutions to the Batang Bayani Life Skills Program. For this particular initiative, SAP’s aid will be used to train 100 educators, composed of parents, guardians, and co-teachers. The grant will help in the student development curriculum implementation for around 300 public school students. The program’s implementation will coincide with the academic year 2021-2022, as announced by the Department of Education (DepEd).
Clarissa Delgado, CEO of Teach for the Philippines comments that, “At Teach for the Philippines, we believe that all Filipino children deserve a sense of possibility and have the right to an education without compromise. Our collaboration with SAP Philippines enables us to reach both public school students and their parents. Our collaboration with families ensures that our students grow up to become responsible citizens who can articulate their goals, understand the path to attaining them, and thereby be in charge of their own life trajectories. Amid the ever-changing education context both locally and globally, we are grateful to be working alongside a strong champion of education like SAP Philippines. SAP Philippines trusts not just in the work that Teach for the Philippines does but also believes in the potential of Filipino public school students to shape our country’s future.”
SAP has always dedicated efforts to creating leaders of tomorrow. Among its projects include SAP’s University Alliance, a global program integrating the latest SAP technologies into the educational curricula. Currently, it has 15 member universities in the Philippines.
SAP also collaborated with the ASEAN Foundation to run a flagship program, ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ASEAN DSE). This initiative has educated more than 16,000 young people across 370 institutions of higher learning in the 10 ASEAN countries to increase their digital literacy, particularly in using SAP Analytics Cloud and has helped cultivate a greater sense of responsibility and ownership of the region’s future. In the Philippines, the initiative has trained 5,561 students and lecturers across 87 Institutes of Higher Learning.
In a statement, Edler Panlilio, managing director of SAP Philippines, stated that “SAP has always been dedicated to helping the world run better. We see it as our duty to go beyond boundaries to help create a better world and a brighter future. We will remain committed not only to helping businesses transform into intelligent enterprises with solutions like Rise with SAP but also to support programs that will shape tomorrow’s leaders”.
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