QBE Foundation formally announces its partnership with Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) led by Efren Penaflorida, 2009 CNN Hero of the Year. QBE and DTC will work together to deliver a long-term program designed to fulfil the promise of education for a generation of disadvantaged Filipino schoolchildren from primary through to tertiary levels.
Through DTC’s Kariton Klasrum (Pushcart Classroom) which opens a chance for young street children to have access to education and better learning opportunities, L.E.A.P. (Learner’s Educational Aid Program) which send children to formal secondary school, and S.T.E.P. (Scholarship for Tertiary Education Program) which provides scholarship and educational assistance for deserving youth to pursue a college degree or get a vocational course, children of all ages can journey with QBE towards a bright future as empowered citizens and community leaders.
QBE will also be building the school facility that will house a new Senior High School Program of DTC in Cavite.
“We all have a responsibility to give back to our community and our country” says Karen Batungbacal, Executive General Manager of QBE Group Shared Services Centre (GSSC). “Through the Foundation, we are able to provide education to those who can’t afford it, and lead them to opportunities for livelihood, employment and sustainability.”
“QBE’s partnership with DTC is a blessing” says Efren Penaflorida. “Finding sufficient funds to sustain our efforts (at DTC) is an ongoing challenge. The support QBE gives us makes us more confident and determined that we can help more children and change their lives for the better.”
The QBE Foundation and DTC partnership was officially launched on February 25, 2016, on the 30th year anniversary of the People Power, at QBE GSSC’s Net Cube Building at Bonifacio Global City. As the nation commemorated the thousands of heroes who fought for our freedom through a peaceful revolution, QBE and DTC in turn sealed a commitment to fight poverty through an education revolution that would change and save the lives of many.
Efren once said, “Everybody has a hero in them. Look inside you. You are the change that you dream of and what the world needs to have.” And for QBE Foundation, championing a child in the classroom today to empower a leader tomorrow will no longer be just a dream but that first step making a difference in a child’s life.
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About QBE Foundation
QBE has always believed in helping the disadvantaged in the communities where it operates. QBE Foundation, launched in 2011, is the company’s major global corporate responsibility initiative. The Foundation supports charities and non-government organizations that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities, and live more independently, successfully, and productively. QBE Foundation reflects QBE’s insurance role in the community by assisting people in need with help from employees and volunteers.
QBE Group Shared Services Centre
QBE Group Shared Services Centre (GSSC), a division of Australia’s QBE Insurance Group, in the Philippines is based out of Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila (2013) and the Ayala Business Park in Cebu City (2014). It employs more than 2,800 people and is looking to further build its current pool of accountants, finance team leaders, finance operations managers, and experienced insurance or business process outsourcing industry professionals.
QBE Insurance Group is one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies, with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney. We employ more than 14,500 people in 37 countries. Our underlying business strategy is to maintain operations in the key global insurance markets and, where possible, to be a lead underwriter for selected lines of business.