Three schools in Metro Cebu will soon have science laboratories with the help of Vivant Foundation.
Vivant Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of publicly listed Cebuano firm Vivant Corporation, has committed P3 million to convert one classroom each at Mabolo National High School, Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School and Mandaue City Science High School so that students will have well-equipped science laboratories.
The retrofitting, which will cost P1 million per school, falls under Vivant Foundation’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education support program.
Vivant Foundation is also allotting P1 million to enhance the Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) technical-vocational track of Cordova National High School.
The assistance is under Vivant’s Project Liadlaw and will enable the school to teach an enhanced EIM curriculum that incorporates solar technology. Under the assistance, Vivant will donate tools and equipment that will be used to teach EIM-solar.
“Our STEM support program and Project Liadlaw are part of our commitment to uplift public education and equip our youth with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to develop solutions for a world that is constantly changing,” Vivant Foundation executive director Shem Jose Garcia said.
Under its STEM support program, Vivant Foundation establishes science laboratories or donates science laboratory tools and equipment—or sometimes both. It also supports the Regional Science and Technology Fair (RSTF) in Central Visayas and provides scholarship to RSTF participants who want to pursue STEM-related college degrees.