On 3 July 2023, four out-of-school youths (OSY) graduated from the internship program of Pizza Hut. The batch was comprised of Baby Rhose Tulsa, Sunshine Cruz, Christopher Tablada, and Mark Jarred Regulacion. This was the 1st batch of interns for 2023, and the 4th batch since iLEAP started. The OSY second-chance learners from Quezon City successfully hurdled the training and they received offers to be part of the Pizza Hut crew. This was the first time that the Program immersed Alternative Learning System graduates of the Department of Education.
JAAF’s immersion Link for Enablers and Adapters Program (iLEAP) is a partnership program with USAID Opportunity 2.0 Program which supports systems in the Philippines to provide second-chance education to out-of-school youth across that lead to their successful employment and livelihoods. For the Araneta Group, the enabler-partner is Pizza Hut Philippines which immerses qualified OSYs for possible employment. This is part of the brand’s #EqualSliceForAll Program.
Group photo showed the trainees with representatives from PPI Ms Chacha Juanito, COO, Ms Rose Herrera, SVP for HR, Training Manager Al Guillermo. Representing USAID O2 were Kydee Estigoy and Sherryl Canlas, DepEd Education Program Specialists Gemma Abanilla and Ria Herjas, JAAF’s Diane Romero, Glenda Carlota, and Ola Gealogo.
Ms ChaCha Juinio expressed thanks to the trainees, and interest in expanding the Program further to serve the needs of Dairy Queen, on top of Pizza Hut’s.
Congratulations Jarred, Rhose, Chris, and Sunshine!