DLSZ courtesy call to Atty. Robredo.
PHILIPPINES - De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ), one of the 16 district schools in the Philippines, partners with Angat Pinas, Inc., more commonly known as Angat Buhay NGO.
Angat Buhay is a non-profit, non-governmental organization headed by the former Vice President of the Philippines, Atty. Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo. Angat Buhay anchors its programs on four pillars. They are: (1) Public Education; (2) Nutrition, Food Security, and Healthcare; (3) Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation; and (4) Community Engagement.
Through DLSZ’s Social Action Office and Lasallian Formation and Mission Department, this partnership has been officially established during the Ugnayan: Thanksgiving for Partners and Terms of Engagement Signing on 23 September 2022. Representing Angat Buhay in this milestone is its Executive Director Mr. Raffy Magno and Program Officer for Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Mr. Robin Waban.
The Ugnayan is an institutional event of the school which engages community partners that uphold the same social action advocacies of DLSZ and De La Salle Philippines. These Lasallian advocacies encompass: promoting good governance, justice and peace, environmental and disaster response, poverty reduction, and most importantly protecting children and youth at risk.
Together with Angat Buhay, DLSZ has signed with a total of 19 partners involving: 6 education sectors, 4 non-governmental organizations, 7 government organizations, and 2 local communities.
This collaboration between DLSZ and Angat Buhay aims for the holistic growth of the Lasallian students through social formation programs and the socio-civic involvement of the Lasallian adult partners and stakeholders. Both parties envision to spark and develop a great sense of volunteerism in the DLSZ community in order to reach out to the marginalized sectors of the country. (Text & Photos: Mr. Jayjay Jacinto - DLSZ Lasallian Formation and Mission Department Director)