Education & Skills Development

Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (1983-present)

Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (SKIL) was a fitting response to the widespread unemployment problem amongst productive youth and the growing demand for middle-level craftsmen here and overseas. It benefits deserving out-of-school youths trained in various technical courses such as welding, structural pipe fitting; and small engine, refrigeration, and air conditioning repair.

Gas Mo, Bukas Ko (2007-present)

Gas Mo, Bukas Ko (GMBK) is a programme collaboration among Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC)-Retail, Shell Dealers led by the Association of Pilipinas Shell Dealers, Inc. (APSDI), and PSFI. Its main priority is to provide a better future for retail stations’ neighbouring communities through capacity building programmes. These programmes shall enhance the employable and livelihood skills of the GMBK scholars as well as develop their values and character.

GMBK is a modified SKIL program. Like SKIL, GMBK hopes to provide opportunities to the youth through technical-vocational scholarships in the hope of enhancing their employability.

Unlad sa Pasada (2010-present)

Unlad sa Pasada (USP) is another collaboration between PSFI and the PSPC Retail Group. It is a programme given to loyal members of the Pepeng Pasada Club, PSPC-Retail group’s loyalty programme for jeepney drivers and other public utility drivers. It hopes to return the support of Shell’s loyal customers by committing to improve the capacities of their dependents through free education in various industrial and entrepreneurial skills.

Driver Reward and Incentive Program (2010-present)

The Driver Reward and Incentive Program (DRIVE) of PSPC Distribution-Road Transport Group aims to increase the employability of dependents or relatives of Class A drivers of contracted haulers of PSPC, thereby increasing the opportunity of additional income for their families.

Shell-PhilDev Scholarship (2013-present)

Created out of the firm desire to support the Filipino youth in pursuing studies in science and engineering, the Shell-PhilDev Scholarship provides opportunities for them to innovate and create technologies, products, and services that can compete in the global markets and stimulate further economic growth for the Philippines.

In partnership with The Philippine S&T Development Foundation-Manila (PhilDev), Shell, through PSFI, has supported scholars since 2013.

Health, Sanitation, and Safety

Kilusan Ligtas Malaria/Movement Against Malaria (1999-present)

PSFI co-implemented Kilusan Ligtas Malaria (KLM) with the Provincial Government of Palawanin 1999. Putting its community organizing experience to good use and through funds from Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. and its Malampaya Joint Venture partners, PSFI worked with the Provincial Health Office and the Department of Health Regional Office to organize and mobilize 344 villages in setting up a community-based malaria control program.

The accomplishments of PSFI and its partners in implementing KLM in Palawan paved the way for PSFI to become the Principal Recipient of a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in 2006. Dubbed as the Movement Against Malaria (MAM), the program has expanded its coverage from 5 to 40 endemic provinces in the country since 2010.

Road Safety Program (2007-present)

PSFI set up the Road Safety (RS) Program to reduce the cases of Filipino drivers’ lack of knowledge in defensive driving and commuters’ and pedestrians’ indifference in proper road conduct and behaviour.

The workshops include the following modules on road safety: our roads, pedestrian safety, commuter safety, bicycle safety, general road conduct, motorcycle safety and commuter and pedestrian safety.

Philippine Business Sector Response to HIV/AIDS (2009-present)

The Business Sector is in a vantage position to help curb the rising trend in HIV infections by setting up HIV/AIDS in Workplace Policies and Programs.

PBSR to HIV/AIDS aims to prevent HIV through information dissemination. It also intends to provide Treatment and Care thru Referrals to Peer Counselling and Referrals to Treatment Hubs. Program components: Stakeholder engagement (CEOs, HR, and Health and Safety Managers), Training of Peer Educators, Training of Trainers, Conduct of HIV101 sessions, Installation of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Policy and Program in partner companies’ worksites, and Engagement of supply chain

Movement Against Malaria

PSFI gained its experience in implementing a malaria program when it co-implemented with the Provincial Government of Palawan the province-wide malaria program, Kilusan Ligtas Malaria (KLM) in 1999. Putting its community organizing experience to good use and through funds from Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. and its Malampaya Joint Venture partners, PSFI worked with the Provincial Health Office and the Department of Health Regional Office to organize and mobilize 344 villages in setting up a community based malaria control program.

The accomplishments of PSFI and its partners in implementing Kilusan Ligtas Malaria in Palawan paved the way in PSFI becoming the Principal Recipient of a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in 2006. Dubbed the Movement Against Malaria, the program since 2010 has expanded its coverage from 5 to 40 endemic provinces in the country through the additional grants provided by the Global Fund.

PSFI was able to engage 66 partners consisting of NGOs, faith-based organizations, media, academe, military and people’s organizations who have contributed in enhancing program implementation particularly in the far flung villages and tribal communities.

The sustained private-public partnerships in malaria control has resulted to an 81% reduction in the total number of cases and 94% reduction in deaths due to malaria in the country in 2011 compared to the 2003 baseline.

Philippine Business Sector Response to HIV/AIDS

The Business Sector is in a vantage position to help curb the rising trend in HIV infections by setting up HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Policies and Programs. In partnership with Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), United Nations & AIDS (UNAIDS), International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), PSFI implemented the Philippine Business Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in 2009.

PBSR to HIV/AIDS aims to prevent HIV through information dissemination and HIV/AIDS education. It also intends to provide HIV Treatment and Care thru Referrals to Peer Counseling and Referrals to Treatment Hubs. Program components include Stakeholder engagement (CEOs, and HR and Health and Safety Managers), Training of Peer Educators, Training of Trainers, Conduct of HIV101 sessions, Installation of HIV and AIDS in the Workplace Policy and Program in partner companies worksites, and Engagement of supply chain.

Lingap sa Kalusugan ng Palawan

Impok pang-Kalusugan

PAMANA sa Pandacan

Operasyon Handog Ngiti

Palawan Adventist Hospital Upgrade and Charity Program

Barangay Emergency Response Program

Road Safety Program

Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) set up the Road Safety (RS) Program to reduce the cases of Filipino drivers’ lack of knowledge in defensive driving and commuters’ and pedestrians’ indifference in proper road conduct and behavior. The program conducts Road Safety Workshops in different elementary and high schools in Pandacan, Batangas and Bacolod to ensure that the students as well as their parents know proper road behavior.

Since its implementation in 2007, more than 13,000 people benefitted from the RS Program. The workshops include the following modules on road safety: our roads, pedestrian safety, commuter safety, bicycle safety, general road conduct, motorcycle safety and commuter and pedestrian safety.

In Batangas, public and private elementary and high schools actively participate in the RS program by regularly conducting RS workshops as a constant reminder for the students and parents to practice proper road conducts. These workshops are conducted by the student leaders and Road Safety mentors in each school.

In Pandacan, aside from conducting RS workshops to students and parents of participating daycares, elementary and high schools, defensive driving is also being taught to bus and motorcycle drivers because most of the public transport drivers in the country learned to drive in an informal setting.

Defensive driving entails taking safety precautions and practicing accident prevention while driving. The Road Safety Workshops are being re-echoed to other students and parents by the student-leaders themselves and also by the Road Safety mentors.

Livelihood and Enterprise

Livelihood and Enterprise Development

Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultura (1985-2013)

The Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultura (SAKA) was created in 1985, two years after SKIL was launched. It is offered to sons and daughters of farming families with small land holdings. As an agricultural skills training programme, it is designed to improve farm productivity and management of either lowland or upland farming. It is also intended to help alter the stigma placed in farming, and the lack of interest of young people to invest their future in the farm.

Integrated Farming Bio-systems (1989-present)

STF espouses the Integrated Farming Bio-systems (IFBS) designed to promote sustainable benefits of crop production and animal agro-forestry, conversion of farm wastes into bio-organic fertilizers with microbial inoculants, and farm entrepreneurship. It also addresses farm problems on soil erosion, fishpond water and soil pollution, and the high cost of inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds.

Shell Training Farms

Shell Training Farms (STFs) were established to help increase agricultural yields and address the plight of marginalised farmers by demonstrating the latest agricultural technologies and most sustainable practices in agriculture.

PSFI programmes on Integrated Farming Bio-Systems, Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal, and Community Skills and Accreditation Program are also taught in STFs.

Today, only STF-Bombon and STF-Pililla (Rizal) remain operational.

Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal (1994-present)

Sanayan sa Kakayahang Pangangalakal (SKP) provides residents in poverty-stricken areas the technical assistance and access to microcredit necessary to establish and expand small enterprises. As such, SKP helps improve income, especially in areas where employment opportunities are limited.

Social Development Programmes

PANDACAN

Pandacan Expanded Assistance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) is a comprehensive social development programme (SDP) implemented in the fenceline communities of Shell Pandacan terminal. It aims to generate employment, provide livelihood opportunities, develop skills through education, conserve the environment, promote health and safety, and enhance capacities of partner community groups.

BATANGAS

The Batangas SDP is geared towards helping the communities surrounding the Shell Tabangao refinery and the Malampaya onshore gas plant in Batangas. It seeks to help TALIM (Tabangao, Ambulong, Libjo, San Isidro, and Malitam) barangays develop self-reliance ad self-sufficiency to address their needs in livelihood and employment, health, and other basic social concerns.

PALAWAN

The Palawan SDP sprung out of the successful implementation of Kilusan Ligtas Malaria (KLM). With KLM as the springboard programme, PSFI introduced other programmes to support the Palaweños and increase their capacities for taking care of their own welfare, apart from health.

Today, Palawan SDP covers health, livelihood and entrepreneurship, support to indigenous peoples, environmental conservation, sustainable tourism, and emergency response.

PASACAO

A comprehensive social performance programme was implemented by PSFI for the Pasacao depot in 2004-2005 to show a tangible community programme intended to widen stakeholder base and manage expectations from the local government. To re-establish relations with the LGU and help alleviate extreme poverty in the area after Typhoon Reming (international name: Durian), PSFI re-launched the Pasacao SDP in 2007. In coordination with the Pasacao municipal government, PSFI adopted project-based, short interventions focused on addressing concerns of livelihood and employment, waste management, capacity building, and emergency response.

TACLOBAN

The Tacloban SDP is a partnership among the Shell Anibong Depot, PSFI, and the City Government of Tacloban, together with the local barangays (69&70). It is a response to the expressed needs of the community in areas concerning employment generation and skills development, livelihood and enterprise development; health, safety, and environment.

Leadership Enhancement

Leadership Enhancement and Attitude Development (1982-present)

PSFI provides Leadership Enhancement and Attitude Development (LEAD) workshops initially for individuals to become acquainted with their role as PSFI scholars and the responsibilities that it entails. The three-day psycho-social sessions are conducted to mould the scholars’ character by imbibing the right values and work ethics to prepare them for the world of work.

Today, LEAD is an integral part of all PSFI programmes, promoting positive values not only to scholars, but also to other beneficiaries such as teachers, housewives, farmers, out-of-school youths, and health workers.

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