PTC-CSJ Kicks off SY 2013-2014 with Promising Education Initiatives
01 August 2013

The PTC-CSJ Foundation kicked off SY 2013-2014 with its Nurturing Future Seafarers Project which aims to encourage graduating high school students of Sisters of Mary School Boystown to pursue maritime education as a prelude to a maritime career.  With support from Northern Marine Management (NMM), the Foundation conducted three key activities: a general orientation on seafaring, a visit to PHILCAMSAT, Mapúa-PTC CMET and Pacific Terraces Community, and a detailed orientation on BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering programs. 

On basic education, the Foundation’s flagship program, Growing Good to Great Kids or 3G, continues to gain momentum.  Now on its third year, 3G's nutrition enhancement component feeds a nutritious lunch and administers multi-vitamin supplements to 176 undernourished Grade 1 and 2 pupils of Bayanan Elementary School Main (BESM) in Muntinlupa City. 

Meanwhile, 3G’s sports development component, in partnership with the Junior Baseball and Softball Foundation of the Philippines (JBSFP), has been training four baseball teams in Bayanan with practice sessions held every Saturday.  Since July this year, a math tutorial has also been provided to these teams by JBSFP and PTC volunteers using basic mathematical concepts and baseball statistics.

Lastly, the Foundation, in partnership with the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, recently turned over a new library and pre-school classroom to San Luis Central School in San Luis, a third class municipality in Batangas province.

SMS Boystown students’ exposure trip to PHILCAMSAT (right), together with Capt. Fidel Ojera (above).

Library/preschool classroom donated to San Luis Central School
in San Luis, Batangas.

Photo shows (L-R) San Luis Vice Mayor Loreto Huerto, PTC-CSJ President Carla S. Limcaoco, San Luis Mayor Rodolfo Mendoza (partly hidden), PTC-CSJ Treasurer Josefina S. Sison, AGAPP Chairperson Pinky Aquino-Abellada and Batangas Vice Governor Jose Antonio Leviste II during the turn-over of the AGAPP-PTC CSJ classroom.