"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." MicroSourcing’s CSR arm shares the same belief as Nelson Mandela in the transformative potential of education. Last June, the company takes significant strides in enacting this principle through initiatives and campaigns that benefit Filipino students. MicroSourcing partnered with Payatas Orione Foundation and Pathways to Higher Education to fund the scholarship of promising high school and college students.
MicroSourcing sponsored the scholarship of 10 talented high school students through Payatas Orione Foundation in keeping with the company’s belief in equal access to opportunities for all, including quality education. The organization’s scholarship program supports public high school students by providing tutoring services in English, Math, and computer subjects. Payatas Orione also hosts seminars, sports fests, and other activities that involve the scholars’ families to develop the students’ interpersonal and leadership skills and to ensure the holistic growth of each participant. Part of MicroSourcing’s sponsorship will go to school kits, shoes and uniforms, and yearly allowances of the scholars. Payatas Orione operates in Payatas, Quezon City, and in Dalahican and Talao-Talao, Lucena City.
MicroSourcing also partnered with Pathways to Higher Education to build a scholarship fund for five high-potential college students. Among the scholars, four are attending the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and one of them is set to finish college at the country’s state university, the University of the Philippines. Pathways is an organization dedicated to help deserving but marginalized students become conscientious leaders who will one day contribute to building the nation. MicroSourcing believes in the organization’s vision of a society that provides quality college education for all Filipinos. To nurture future leaders, Pathways implements a Trailblazers Program that enhances students’ psychosocial and leadership skills and encourages academic excellence to ensure that all the program’s graduates become successful role models and changemakers for the world at large.
The Corporate Social Responsibility arm of MicroSourcing is keen on supporting the growth of its scholars. If it interests the students, doors to MicroSourcing to explore careers in the BPO industry will be kept open for all of them. In the next few years, the company looks forward to funding the education of more promising students.