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Helping street kids improve English
An English-language learning centre for street kids in Manila has helped Shell process engineer Kara Galicia-Dino work closely with local communities.
Kara Galicia-Dino, a Shell process engineer, has been involved in helping to set up a learning centre for street kids in metro Manila. The Tuloy sa Don Bosco School, equipped with a speech laboratory, hones the children’s English-language proficiency, important for employment in the Philippines and abroad. It has been set up since 2009.
Kara’s work with the centre has been done through Project Better World, a programme run by Shell. Over the years, Project Better World in the Philippines has focused on youth, environmental protection and other sustainable initiatives. The learning centre is one of its projects. “Volunteer work with Project Better World Philippines has been invaluable for employees, contractors and our families. The projects have given us exposure to the concerns and issues of the communities around us,” she said.
In her full time job, Kara works on the Malampaya gas project, an important project supplying a third of the power needs of the Philippines. She also coaches and drives process safety for the company.