Posted on October 26, 2015
What is Project 7500?
As a way to celebrate SMYPC's 75th anniversary, a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects will be held to express our gratitude to our stakeholders - thus, the Project 7500 was created.
Project 7500 is an internal campaign that aims to promote volunteerism in the organization with a target of eliciting a minimum of 7,500 collective volunteer hours from SMYPC employees. The project was cascaded during the 2013 Business Conference with the pilot CSR activity held on February 7 at the Sisters of Mary School in Silang, Cavite.
The Sisters of Mary Schools: Boystowns & Girlstowns
The Sisters of Mary Schools started its operations in the Philippines in 1985 through its founder, the late Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz. The sisters work primarily by establishing Boystowns and Girlstowns that serve as a school and home for deserving students coming from poor families. The sisters take proper care of the indigent youth entrusted to them by giving them free food, clothing, shelter, medical and dental services, and quality high school education.
Aside from the required academic subjects in the secondary education, the students are also given additional skills with more than 160 hours of training in each vocational course. Students at the Girlstown Schools are being trained in the following: dressmaking, industrial sewing machine operation, steno-typing and bookkeeping, electronics, advanced dress making, basic computer systems, call center training, and culinary arts.
Meanwhile, students at the Boystown Schools are being trained in electricity and electronics, machine shop and welding, computer technology (CADD), automechanics and driving, mechanical process, agriculture technology, and culinary arts.