Starbucks Helps Rebuild Schools Through Teach for the Philippines’ Renovate to Educate Program

Starbucks Philippines together with its partner non-profit organization Teach for the Philippines (TFP) once again conducted a Renovate to Educate (RED) event; this time at the Quezon City Science High School (QCHS) last April 30, 2016.

PHOTO: Starbucks Philippines volunteers and the Teach for the Philippines team with the 87 repaired classroom chairs.

RED events aim to rehabilitate classrooms and facilities in public schools all over the country to enhance the learning environment of students. Recently, 100 Starbucks partner (employee) volunteers, together with the TFP team and teachers from QCHS, fixed broken chairs, desks, doors and blackboards in Quezon City’s premier public science high school. This is in addition to the 224 volunteer service hours Starbucks Philippines has rendered in the past months.

“While TFP believes that the leadership (Teacher) in each classroom is best equipped to maximize learning, it also recognizes that an enhanced learning environment correlates to an increased enthusiasm to learn. The commitment of Starbucks to Renovate to Educate, allows us to directly impact the learning environment with colorful functional chairs, landscaped gardens, and educational murals to name a few,” said Pat Feria Lim, Chief Strategic Resources Officer, TFP.

PHOTO: Starbucks Philippines partners (employees) help refurbish a broken classroom chair at Quezon City Science High School

Since 2014, Starbucks Philippines has hosted and involved hundreds of partners in several RED events in Manila, Laguna and Cagayan de Oro.

“We partner with TFP because we believe that every Filipino has the right to a quality education, and everyone should work towards giving Filipino children the education they deserve. Aside from supporting their programs financially, we also see to it that our partners get involved in the organization’s cause through these volunteer activities,” said Starbucks Philippines president Noey Lopez.

PHOTO: Starbucks Philippines President Noey Lopez helping repair broken school chairs during the volunteer activity

By supporting Teach for the Philippines – their fellows and programs like their RED events, Starbucks Philippines is honoured to share in this commitment to move the country closer to education equity.

To know more about TFP’s activities, please visit www.teachforthephilippines.org. You can also send an email to events@teachforthephilippines.org to ask about upcoming RED events.