The Philippine public schools lack 66,800 classrooms. While the government’s budget for the building of classrooms has increased in 2011 and is being increased again in 2012, the resources are still not enough to fully address the problem. The private sector, through the 57-75 Education Reform Movement, is responding to government’s call for support through a campaign called “Bayanihang Pampaaralan“. BP aims to solicit corporate donations, seek grants from donor agencies, and tap individual donors to raise the resources required to build 10,000 classrooms in two years.
Through TEN Moves!, Bayanihang Pampaaralan appeals to the Filipinos’ sense of citizenship and hopes to give everyone a concrete opportunity to respond to the education crisis and take part in nation-building. We hope this is reason enough for you to join us in this campaign.