Programs1. Child Education and Nutrition Enhancement Program (CENEP)
The CENEP Program aims to reach out to children and families in identified depressed areas through:
a. Nutrition enhancement (provision of daily nutrition intervention);
b. Provision of basic education based on the accredited program by the Department of Education for the specific level.
c. Provision of relevant teacher training seminars to incumbent teachers.
d. Conduct of a series of seminars for parents on topics related to parenting e.g. nutrition-growth standards, hygiene, and livelihood.
e. Conduct of special activities like educational field trips.
The primary beneficiaries of this program are undernourished children aged five to six. CENEP seeks to prepare these children to enter the regular elementary school upon completion of the 10-month program.
This program is implemented in two (2) sites – Tondo, Manila City and Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.
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2. Graces to Ensure Elementary and Secondary Education (GEESE)
This program provides full high school scholarship to former out-of-school youth (in partnership with the Makati Schools Division of the Department of Education). The support covers their uniforms, socks and shoes, daily transportation and food allowance, and other miscellaneous expenses. All these scholars are enrolled in the formal education curriculum of the Department of Education.
The UCMFI working committee meets with the scholars and the supervisory team of the Makati Schools Division of the DepEd every quarter to assess the performance of the scholars and to address any issue regarding their schooling.
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3. Literacy Accreditation and Continuing Education (LACE)
UCMPFI also supports the Non-Formal Education Program of the Makati Schools Division of the Department of Education through the LACE project. The objective of LACE is to assist out-of-school youth and adults who are unable to avail of formal education in public schools, but have a deep desire to complete their secondary level education.
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UCMPFI has thus far received funding support from a number of corporate sponsors locally. Recently, a multinational corporation provided support by working with a civic group that is undertaking an educational program for upper elementary school aged children.