Dr. Eduardo Morato Jr., chairman of Bayan Academy, shares his vision and plans for the JPMC program with a JPMC Global Philanthropy officerAs it marks its sixth year of active corporate social responsibility in the Philippines, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) focuses on bringing holistic intellectual and human capital development through a renewed partnership with Bayan Academy.
Bayan Academy has structured this year’s JPMC Entrepreneurship Education for Community Development program to focus on developing high-tech, high-impact and indemand hard skills.
Under the two-year initiative, more than 1,000 beneficiaries will be trained in IT, welding and construction from June 2016 to March 2017. At least 500 teachers will also be trained online to use entrepreneurship and STEM modules.
During the initial phase of the program, Bayan Academy awarded 25 scholarships in 2D Animation NC III and another 25 scholarships in 3D Animation NC III. Fifty scholars for Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II and 25 Carpentry NC II courses were also given grants. Meanwhile, 162 teachers have been trained in Rizal, Cebu City and the National Capital Region in partnership with the Department of Education.
Bayan Academy chairman Dr. Eduardo Morato Jr. noted that JPMorgan is not only reaching the underprivileged segments of society but also helps Bayan Academy in achieving its mandate of designing, developing and delivering innovative social interventions.
“The story of Bayan Academy is incomplete without the generosity and trust of JPMorgan. With JPMorgan, we can reach more grassroots and propel the ‘technopreneurship’ program to its highest ideals. Through their seeds of support, NGOs like Bayan Academy are given wings to soar to greater heights, even beyond the scopes of its divine mission,” Morato said.