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Cebuana Lhuillier empowers Pinoy learners through ALS

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., (CLFI), led by businessman Jean Henri Lhuillier, has announced the establishment of 155 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Community Learning Centers (ALS-CLCs) across the Philippines. This initiative aims to address educational gaps and empower Filipino learners in the provinces.

Implemented in close collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), the program is now reaching out to 60,000 learners across 70 provinces in the country. The company recognizes the crucial role of education in shaping competent and productive individuals.

The ALS reported a 63.36 percent passing rate, an affirmation to its holistic approach and program offerings.

“Education has always been deeply personal advocacy for me. I believe that it holds the key to unlocking the full potential of individuals and communities alike. To achieve this, it is essential to prioritize the empowerment of educators. They are the backbone of our education system, guiding and inspiring the next generation of changemakers. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we work tirelessly to ensure that they are equipped to deliver the highest standards of education,” said Lhuillier, who sits as the president and chief executive officer of Cebuana Lhuillier.

This success is fueled by the program’s comprehensive curriculum, coupled with its dedication of ALS educators, who receive full support from CLFI.

The Foundation ensures that educators are equipped with the necessary resources and assistance to deliver quality education, further enhancing the impact of the program.

One of the ALS educators who exemplifies the positive impact of this support is Evie Madolid, an ALS Educator from Malabon.

Madolid expressed deep gratitude for the invaluable assistance received from Cebuana Lhuillier, which fosters an environment where educators can inspire and guide learners effectively.

“I’m very thankful to Cebuana Lhuillier for extending their help to the program, where they provided laptops, projectors, and other supplies that we can use to enhance the quality of our teaching,” he said.

“I feel so proud of my students and feel so fulfilled. They expressed their gratitude, saying that ALS has given them another chance to fulfill their dreams. Some of my students have reached out to me, sharing the good news of their achievements. I have a student who is now a police officer; some have become my co-teachers; others are now working abroad; and some have even started a small business. Finally, I can say that they really are successful,” he added.

Cebuana Lhuillier reaffirms its commitment not only to the learners but also to the educators, who play a pivotal role in shaping the success stories emerging from the ALS program.

By providing comprehensive support, Cebuana Lhuillier ensures that ALS educators can continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of their students, creating a ripple effect of positive change within communities.

Lhuillier said, his company Cebuana continues to championing education and empowerment through its ALS program.

By addressing the unique needs of out-of-school youth and adults, the company is making significant strides in shaping a brighter future for communities across the Philippines.

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