Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Take it from one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, who valued his learning more than anything. A testament to this was his accomplishments as a profound polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, Freemason, and diplomat.
Indeed, education is the great equalizer, but sometimes opportunities don’t come knocking for the less privileged but most deserving in students.
That’s why companies, believing in the power of education, have leveled the playing field for those armed only with potential and perseverance to pursue their dreams through education.
Through the years, CSR in the Philippines has created a long-term, sustainable change to help provide and enrich the quality of education in the country.
From the public to the private sector, companies and agencies have been actively involved in the growth and development of education in the Philippines.
This is by ensuring to provide programs and support for scholars leading to the betterment of society, in turn, bringing a larger impact and imperative change in the society.
But CSR intervention does not stop in providing scholarships for higher studies, it also focuses on providing vocational skills and livelihood enhancement. These interventions help the students to be equipped with necessary skills for a growing economy and a need for a skilled workforce, here and abroad.
The main purpose of CSR is to create an avenue which will come full circle, and an investment in education ripples into more opportunities for everyone.
Because as the late great Nelson Mandela put it, “education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”