BDO Foundation and Don Bosco: supporting the financial well-being of Filipino youth

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, recently forged a partnership with Don Bosco One TVET Philippines for the development and inclusion of a financial education course in the curriculum of Don Bosco’s technical vocational education and training (TVET) schools all over the Philippines. The memorandum of agreement was signed by (from left) BDO Foundation trustees Ismael Estela Jr. and Lazaro Jerome Guevarra, BDO Foundation president Mario Deriquito, and Don Bosco One TVET executive director Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug SDB and external relations officer Mark Carlos Tito Gumapon. The signing was witnessed by (from right) BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa and trustee Ma. Corazon Mallillin. The partnership project aims to equip students of Don Bosco’s 18 TVET centers nationwide with the knowledge and skills to make sound financial decisions especially when they join the workforce. Supportive of Don Bosco’s mission to educate, evangelize and capacitate economically disadvantaged Filipino youth, the initiative contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal no. 8 to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

About BDO Foundation

BDO Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank. Founded in 2008, the foundation aims to contribute to nation-building by addressing the needs of underserved sectors of society through its disaster response and financial inclusion advocacies. Supported by the BDO Unibank community and in partnership with local government units and non-governmental organizations, BDO Foundation mounts relief operations, rehabilitates rural health units, constructs school buildings, implements financial education programs and undertakes COVID-19 response programs across the country. Its corporate citizenship initiatives have been recognized at the Retail Banking Awards of Asian Banking & Finance magazine and Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards of Enterprise Asia. For more information, visit www.bdo.com.ph/foundation/home, e-mail bdo.foundation@bdo.com.ph or call 8840-7000 local 36046.

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