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Synergeia
is a coalition of individuals, institutions, and organizations working to improve the quality of basic education.
Synergeia: (see-ner-hee-yuh) Greek, n. a union of forces whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


We implement programs to improve basic education for nearly 1.5 million schoolchildren in 250 municipalities in the Philippines. We engage local governments, socio-civic groups, schools, teachers, parents, and students to work together in upgrading basic education.


Save a Filipino child from a lifetime of ignorance!

Every peso counts. No contribution is too small, whether skills or monetary.

 

Your support of Synergeia since 2003 has helped:

Jesse Robredo’s Governance in Education

Sec. Jesse RobredoSecretary Jesse M. Robredo changed mindset, processes and values in the way public education is delivered.  He made the system “bottom-up, transparent and  participatory”.  He emphasized the importance of measuring performance so that schools and public officials can be accountable to the people.  He “Reinvented Local School Boards”, expanded their functions, and broadened their membership.  He believed that people should be consulted on  how budget should be spent.  He exacted efficiency and honesty in public spending.  He held school summits shocking parents on the poor learning  performance of children.  At the same time, he challenged them to work with him in providing them  with the best education.

Read more about Secretary Jesse M. Robredo's Governance in Education


 

Latest News

The 9th National Education Summit

Real change has come to the delivery of basic education!

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School Building donation for the Children of Taraka, Lanao del Sur

The Juan and Isabel Zapanta Foundation shared with us the good news of the day.The Foundation will be funding a new two-classroom building for the children from Taraka, Lanao del Sur.

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I just hate waking up like at three in the morning to ready myself for an early flight but for Synergeia, my organization that teaches educators in the far flung provinces, I'm up and showering.
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Watch how Valenzuela City Government enables all children to read through a “Reading Camp”.  Those who are interested to adopt a reading camp can work with Synergeia Foundation and the Valenzuela Local School Board.
   

Synergeia has recently concluded our initial mid-assessment of the impact of Education for Governance Effectiveness (EdGE), a program that USAID is supporting.  We are happy to note that the program has very positive outcomes:

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USAID's Post-Disaster Assistance Inspires Island Community to Support Education

"I have a bag! I have a bag!" Second-grader Calasara Hodlero declared loudly as she came home from school. Calasara's grandmother, Nimfa Hodlero recalls how excited her 7-year old granddaughter was the day she received the new bag from USAID that comes with an English workbook and various school supplies. Calasara is one of about 35,000 pupils in the Visayas Region who received learning materials as part of the post-disaster aid component of USAID's Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) Program implemented by Synergeia Foundation.

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