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In 2021, Lopez Holdings Corporation donated P440,000 for educational assistance.

Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (LGFI)

In these unprecedented times and increasing challenges, the LGFI has sought the opportunity to strengthen its role as a coordinating hub through the Lopez Group-wide Advocacy Cluster program.

In 2021 LGFI, committed to forge partnerships and collaborations within the Lopez Group to align advocacies, maximize resources, create deeper and long-lasting impact and significantly contribute to the global and national goals outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Ambisyon 2040 (Philippine Development Plan), respectively.

Cluster initiatives focus:
Environment
Education
Children’s Rights & Development
Humanitarian Action
Livelihood & Social Enterprise
Health & Wellness
Arts & Culture

COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

LGFI continued to provide social assistance to various groups and community pantries in Metro Manila, through monetary assistance and food donation.

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

LGFI continued its scholarship program to include four students from Dayap National High School in Calauan, Laguna, 10 students from Lyceum of the Philippines, Batangas that graduated from senior high school, and one student from First Industrial Science and Technology School (FIRST School) to alleviate their online learning needs.

LGFI is certified by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is a registered organization with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It is also an accredited Civil Society Organization (CSO) in the Province of Guimaras.

Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. / Lopez Museum and Library (LML)

In 2021, the Lopez Museum and Library (LML) continued all programs and activities in support of the preservation and restoration of Philippine cultural heritage, despite the ongoing pandemic and associated lockdowns. It also continued to assist researchers remotely, to engage with audiences beyond its walls, and to serve the broader community.

LML remained active in the Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums as Treasurer, as organizational support to activities, and presenter at the 2021 Manila Museums Summit discussing “The symbiosis between nature, heritage and the arts.”  LML also reached out to new audiences through the Lopez Group Arts and Culture cluster, partnering with Health and Wellness to offer a series of talks for employees across the Group on emotional wellbeing through the arts.

On an international level, LML was selected as Getty International Program scholar for the Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee on Conservation (ICOM-CC), where LML was a panelist sharing Global Points of View in Transcending Boundaries.

Looking forward, LML has also been preparing for a shift online, particularly for the extensive bibliographic collection of the library.  It received a grant from the National Committee for Culture and the Arts to assist with the enormity of migrating to a new integrated library system and dedicated web portal for a Lopez Online Library and Archive, which will launch in 2022.

Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI)

KCFI, the non-stock, non-profit educative media organization established in 1999, continued its commitment to be in the service of the Filipino children despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

With the Department of Education’s (DepEd’s) Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) for kindergarten, elementary and high school as basis, KCFI continued to create and acquire more video lessons ensuring greater availability and access to more appealing and effective video lessons that cover 100% of these competencies or standards. Over 200 video lessons were produced and acquired in 2021 through sponsorships, while daily livestreaming on Facebook and Kumu on selected competencies in Reading, Math, Arts and Financial Education promoted learner interactivity and better engagement, and further expanded KCFI's library of video lessons.

Acknowledging the alternative and distance learning modalities implemented by DepEd in the absence of face-to-face sessions, KCFI strengthened its platforms and ensured greater access to its video lessons. Through the spirit of Bayanihan and partnerships, Knowledge Channel now airs in more than 10 million homes on cable, satellite and digital terrestrial boxes-connected households through Cignal, Satlite, GSAT, SkyCable, PCTA cable affiliates and BEAM UHF channel. Knowledge Channel’s programs were also made available on free TV through A2Z Channel 11. Online learners watched Knowledge Channel video lessons on www.knowledgechannel.org, YouTube: knowledgechannel.org, and ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC and Just Love Kids. For module-based learners with no access to TV and internet, close to 1,000 Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries and KnowledgeTV sets were deployed nationwide through sponsorships of local governments and donations from private organizations.

More virtual training for teachers and principals were rolled out in 2021. Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal (KC TINN) trained 212 K-12 elementary and high schools or 1,667 teachers and principals. KCFI also trained 244 child development workers and teachers and 282 parents and other care providers of 3-4-year-old children on its KC TINN for early childhood development (KC TINN-ECD).

KCFI, in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation, raised funds through Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon Para sa Edukasyon and donated learning kits to over 2,000 children in Tanay, San Mateo, and Rodriguez, three areas in Rizal province which were severely hit by a series of typhoons in 2020.

KCFI actively leads the Education and Children’s Rights and Development clusters of Lopez Group Foundation. In partnership with other Lopez companies and foundations, the Education cluster has trained and is mentoring 39 teachers and principals in eight public schools in Lobo, Batangas on more effective strategies in learning grades 3-10 science. This project will help contextualize and localize the science curriculum and lesson plans in the Lobo district, provide learning kits and entice children to love and pursue courses and professions in the sciences. The Children’s Rights and Development cluster on the other hand has trained 50 parents of children 0-8 years old on matters related to child safety and welfare. 

This 2022, KCFI continues to find ways to innovate, adapt and thrive with the times. Undaunted by numerous challenges and difficulties, Knowledge Channel remains the first and the go-to curriculum-based educational channel in the country with a library of over 2,000 video lessons and growing while its KC TINN programs continue to evolve to better address the needs of teaching and learning in the continuously changing normal.

Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PAAFI)

PAAFI assists elementary, high school and college students in Metro Manila public schools by providing a monthly allowance. In partnership with 23 parishes and two schools, 1,101 scholars were enrolled for schoolyear 2021-2022. This brought to 21,129 the total number of grants provided by PAAFI since 1986.

In February and again in May 2021, Philippine International Aid (PIA) sent food packages to the families of the scholars to help ease their immediate need for food, as they lost their means of livelihood due to mobility restrictions enforced during the surging waves of the pandemic.

Among the PAAFI scholars for 2021-2022 are 109 children of ABS-CBN employees who lost their jobs following the denial of the company’s broadcast franchise in 2020. A fund-raising initiative of the FPH and FGEN Group called “EduAksyon” focused on providing assistance to these children. Donations came from their companies and employees. LPZ and employees, INAEC Aviation Corp., Lopez Inc. and Third Gen Holdings Corporation also sponsored some of the children.

In compliance with quarantine protocols, PAAFI did not conduct its traditional Christmas get-together for beneficiaries, however Christmas gift packages were distributed to all scholars, as well as to area coordinators who have been assisting PAAFI in its uplifting work all these years.

PAAFI’s registration with the DSWD and accreditation with the PCNC, both effective until 2021, are due for renewal in 2022.

Oscar M. Lopez Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation (OML Center)

The OML Center recognizes that the past two years have provided a deeper appreciation for the human-nature interconnection and underscored the value of working together to push knowledge to action. In 2021, partnerships and collaborative projects helped it expand climate discussions and strengthen the usability of climate science for different actors.

First published from 2016 to 2018 in partnership with the Climate Change Commission, the Center’s Philippine Climate Change Assessment (PhilCCA) Reports received the 2021 Outstanding Book and/or Monograph - Special Citation from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The second cycle is currently underway.

The Center conducted a training program with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Climate Change Service (DENR-CCS) on the use of a Climate Responsiveness Criteria in assessing the agency’s plans and programs. The Criteria was developed as part of a United Nations Development Programme-funded Study on the Implications of IPCC’s Special Report on the Impact of Global Warming of 1.5 ℃ (IPCC SR 1.5) to the Plans and Programs of the DENR. During the program, DENR-CCS presented Department Administrative Order (DAO) 2022-21: Guidelines on Mainstreaming, Cascading and Institutionalizing Climate Change Concerns in the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Priority Programs, which endorses the use of the criteria.

The Center also launched the media component of the Balangay Project, which seeks to organize local journalists and other media practitioners for more science-based reporting on the underreported climate realities in the country.

It features the Umalohokan Fellowship, a mix of co-production and capacity building activities, as well as the conduct of media blitz campaigns by the participating Fellows. A total of P800,000 in grants were given to meritorious teams.

The Center’s implementing partners for developing the specialized training program include Climate Tracker and TheNerve. Collaborating partners in lab sessions include the Association of Young Environmental Journalists, Climate Central, EB Impact, PumaPodcast, and Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Media partners include ABS-CBN News, MovePH, PhilStar.com, and The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

The campaigns were capped by “Turning Climate Stories Into Action: A Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Approaches to Climate Storytelling” in December. The forum aimed to push the stories into action steps towards addressing the issues and challenges to climate action. In partnership with The Climate Reality Project Philippines and with the participation of Asia Society Philippines, the forum is intended to be part of a series of forums arising from the Umalohokan Fellows’ campaigns.

Also in 2021, the OML Center organized a by-invitation-only COP26 Roundtable Discussion with Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Philippine Business Leaders in partnership with the British Embassy Manila. Minister Trevelyan is the UK Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth, and Climate Change, and International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for COP26.

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