The project is aimed at helping young Filipinos thrive under better scholarly contexts, with the first solidarity initiative having taken place last week in Tanay, Rizal, with more expected to arrive in the months to come.
It comes as the negative consequences that came with the Covid-19 pandemic in the country were not only health-related, but education-related, with several activities cancelled.
“2023 came in full of big expectations for FBM Foundation and its volunteers,” a statement from FBM Foundation read. “Providing young Filipinos with adequate resources to level up their learning conditions is a major step towards building a better future for these populations.
“To celebrate the International Day of Education on January 24, the first activity chosen to boost the Building a Champion by a Champion programme supported over 600 students whose development got compromised by the Coronavirus outbreaks, at the Camp Mateo Capinpin Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal.”
The Building a Champion by a Champion programme has scheduled further activities in 2023 for April, August and November, with the initiatives in the project specifically targeted at young generations affected by social and economic difficulties.
FBM Foundation Director Vítor Francisco commented: “Education is and always will be the major force to overcome hardship, and it is a sector often neglected in most societies.
“If we, as FBM Foundation, can support these communities with actions that deeply push transformative academic change, we won’t think twice about it. We will be there.”