The progress of a nation depends on the kind of education it provides its people. Today, education is not only seen as a pivotal factor in the people’s national identity development; it is now seen as the main component of a nation’s advancement. Southville International School and Colleges recognizes that an educational institution is largely responsible for the future of its student but other students as well. SISC’s social responsibility efforts focus in education as a key to alleviate poverty.
The Save a Poor Urban Child (P.O.U.Ch.) program that started operation in February 1992. is an outreach program that addresses the daily nutritional and schooling needs of poor but deserving school children. The program provides beneficiaries with tuition subsidy, medical and dental assistance, school supplies and feeding program. The kids are treated to gift giving during Christmas. SISC holds a special day where each SISC student adopts a Po.U.Ch. for a day and interacts with the beneficiary.
On its 20th year, the Save a P.O.U.C.H. of SISC has helped about 300 students every year totaling to around 16,000 children from adopted schools.
Adopt a School Program
In conjunction with the Save a Po.U.Ch. program, SISC has supported the Adopt a School Program of the Department of Education. The school has adopted three public elementary schools in Las Piñas namely CAA Elementary School, Daniel Fajardo Elementary School and BF Learning Center and one public school in Parañaque, Masville Elementary School. This has earned SISC a national award from DepEd in November 2007.
SEED Foundation Academy (SEED)
The SEED Foundation Academy was established in 1999 by a group of outstanding academicians and industry professionals of SISC to operate an educational institution and learning center that shall promote courses of study in post-secondary, non-formal technology, vocational, office management, and entrepreneurship. It aims to provide highly competitive programs in Information Systems to students who wish to pursue computer and office management courses that are not only academically excellent but affordable as well. The courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working students and professionals who would like to learn IT.
Other Outreach Programs
Other outreach programs of Southville are integrated in the curriculum of the National Service and Training Program (NSTP). The activities are anchored on the vision and mission of the school, and are geared towards strengthening the values and character of our college students through involvement in community projects.