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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!

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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

QC Community Unite for Children's Future

“Keep the students in schools and help them be the best person they can be,” City Schools Division Superintendent Dr.Ponciano A. Menguito addressed participants during the first education summit for Congressional District 1 of Quezon Cityon April 11, 2014.

Working together, engaging all the stakeholders and preparing children for a better future were the general theme from the guests of honor led by Mayor Herbert Bautista who assured that the fruits of the summit will be adapted in other Quezon City districts.


Padre Garcia Teachers Look Forward to New School Year to Apply New Teaching Strategies

Padre Garcia, Batangas - “Excited na akong mag-June,” a public school teacher declared after completing a two-day training through the initiative of the local government of Padre Garcia in partnership with Synergeia Foundation and the Department of Education (DepEd).


Over 48,000 Pupils Receive Special Gift from Wyeth

It was perfect timing. The relief felt by Principal Jonette Penites of Maybunga Elementary School was evident when she related of the moment she was informed that her school was to be the recipient of special notebooks by Wyeth Philippines through Synergeia Foundation. Three pupils had knocked on her door just a few days previous to inform they were out of notebooks to write on. Such a basic school implement is valuable in a school where half of the student population are indigents residing along the edge of Pasig River.


How a Community Rebuilt a School Damaged by Yolanda

When Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayan region on November 8, 2013, the residents of the Municipality of Batad, Iloilo are among those that had to contend with the aftermath. Apart from displaced families, damaged properties, farmlands and buildings, many public elementary schools were practically rendered useless even as temporary evacuation centers.


Teamwork Makes the School System Strong - Usec Lino

A school is not a one-man team, according to DepEd Undersecretary Lino Rivera as he urged school heads to work together with other stakeholders for the betterment of education in the Philippines.


Not Innovations for One but Continuous Improvement for All

All the pilots that the Department of Education has initiated are done, according to Undersecretary Lino Rivera as he encouraged principals to exercise good judgement in managing their schools.  “I am not looking for breakthrough innovations that only one school can apply. What I’m after are improvements, continuous improvements that will benefit not just a few but all our schools.”