The Ayala Foundation Inc. and the city government of Talisay in Negros Occidental launched yesterday the Leadership Communities (LeadCom) and Centex training programs, that will benefit 30 public elementary school teachers, 10 youth school leaders, and community-based and youth organizations.
Joanna Duarte, Ayala Foundation senior director for Operations, said the LeadCom project will train and empower community-based youth groups and organizations, by helping them design and implement relevant projects that will address pressing problems in their respective communities.
In tandem with the Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental, the Talisay City government also forged a partnership with Ayala Foundation Inc. for the development and implementation of the Centex Training Institute.
The Centex program, according to Mae Llamas, executive assistant III and local government unit coordinator of Talisay City, is a three-year training module for principals, school heads, and teachers.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod, in a resolution, authorized Mayor Neil Lizares to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Ayala Foundation to implement the Centex training to 30 public school teachers and 10 school youth leaders in Talisay, for three years.
The LeadCom council is chaired by Lizares and co-chaired by Dr. Christian Gomez, with Ismael Penado, Aristotle Tuvilla, Marcky Nick Pelaez, Maria Rosario Garcia, and Katheryn Rebelica as members.
Portia Mallorca, Negros Occidental Schools Division superintendent, and Councilor Rolin Albert Meliton, who represented Lizares, took turns in thanking Ayala Foundation for the LeadCom and Centex programs in Talisay City and the province.*
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