sponsors USAID World Bank Ford Foundation pen Ateneo


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.

 

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

Padre Garcia Schools Implement Reform Straight from the Classroom

Barefoot but all smiles, 7-year old Cyril Rocafort of Payapa Elementary School vibrantly utters the sound of the first letter that identifies the object in the colored picture she is holding up. "D-d-d-dress," she says in Filipino. The task is easy and it encourages Cyril to move on to other fun activity.

 

More...
   

Panasonic Lights Up Children's Learning Center with Gift of Solar Lanterns through Synergeia

Children residing in an off-grid mountain village in Balindong, Lanao Del Sur can now improve their learning capacity with solar lanterns regularly lighting their once dark classroom. Synergeia is one of the organizations in the Philippines chosen to distribute a number of Panasonic solar lanterns as part of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project in celebration of the multinational corporation's 100th anniversary.

More...
   

Mareng Winnie and Mayor John Rey Lend an Ear to Navotas Stakeholders' Concerns

Community representatives from Navotas City had a rare chance to meet with famous media personality and economist Prof. Solita "Mareng Winnie" Monsod in a forum provided by Synergeia Foundation during the USAID-funded Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) Convergence Workshop early this month. Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco also visited the workshop and graciously answered questions with regard to education.

More...
   

Padre Garcia Kids to have Fun Reading in June

Kinder and Grade 1 Pupils in Padre Garcia, Batangas will have exciting classes in the coming school year as their teachers apply the new techniques acquired from the training conducted by Synergeia Foundation under USAID’s Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) on May 4-5, 2015.

More...
   

LSB Initiative Leads to Future Storybook Publication to Develop Children's Enthusiasm for Reading

 

The local government of the municipality of Luna, La Union has reason to be proud. The local school board's (LSB) initiative to train its teachers in October 2014 resulted into the future publication and distribution of an original story made by five teachers to benefit children nationwide.

According to Luna Mayor Victor Marron, the success was the result of attending the LSB workshop conducted by Synergeia Foundation under USAID's Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) in October 2013. This was when he learned that effective education programs need not require big funds. "We started to think of projects that will have the biggest impact in enhancing children's learning abilities on a limited budget," he relates.

More...
   

School Head Leads Community to Improve Children's Learning Environment

The biggest challenge for Felomina Taplin, Teacher-In-Charge at Besong-Saddle Primary School in the municipality of Tuba, Benguet, was to raise the performance of her pupils by providing a more conducive learning environment for them. The school governance workshop conducted by Synergeia Foundation under USAID's Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) program taught her to engage the community to help with the task and how to do it effectively.

More...