Sharing the Greatest Gift: Education

For over a hundred years, Marubeni has considered the Filipino people its partners in success. The company is committed to continue making significant contributions not only to the economy but also to the lives of young Filipinos nationwide. This commitment is concretized in the activities of the Marubeni Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Laying the Foundations

The Foundation was established on October 16, 1989 with an initial grant of US$200,000 to provide scholarship funds for less-privileged youth seeking a vocational education. The Don Bosco Youth Center in Tondo became the pilot learning center. Marubeni then infused additional US$50,000 in 1993, and US$100,000 in 1999. In 2008, as it celebrated its 100th year in the Philippines, Marubeni made a significant donation of US$700,000 hoping that the Foundation will expand its activities to include projects to improve the quality of education in the public elementary schools.


Our Scholars and Beneficiary Schools

The Foundation has granted more than a thousand scholarship grants to deserving students in technical and vocational courses. Today, graduate scholars of the Foundation are employed in manufacturing, construction, auto repair, welding, computer technology, hotels and restaurants both here and overseas.



At present, five Don Bosco training centers located in Tondo, Makati, Tarlac, Mandaluyong and Borongan in Eastern Samar offer Marubeni scholarships to out-of-school-youths and train them to become qualified technicians in automotive, electrical, mechanical, electronics and instrumentation technology. Marubeni scholars enrolled at the Dualtech Training Centers in Canlubang and Binondo and Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise in Cebu receive similar technical training in addition to welding, fiber optics, robotics, and other state-of-the-art technology.

The Balete Family Farm School in Batangas teaches a basic high school program for girls in rural farm communities. This is supplemented by professional agricultural training in processes such as agricultural technology and mechanics, cooperativism, farm management and marketing, and crop and animal production.

At the Punlaan School, young women hone skills that are valuable to a career in the food and

beverage industry. Similarly, the Manila Institute of Culinary Arts and Residential Services and Anihan Technical School train qualified young women for employment in the restaurant and hotel industries.

Other schools, which offer scholarships from the Marubeni Scholarship Foundation, are the Aemilianum Institute in Sorsogon, the De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Cavite, and the ERDA Tech and Vocational Secondary School in Pandacan.

Improving the Quality of Basic Education in Public Schools

Since 2008, the Foundation has been granting material donations to help in educating public elementary students. To supplement classroom education, we donated textbooks, TV and DVD players to several public elementary schools in Malvar, Batangas. The Foundation also supports computer literacy programs aiming to teach Grades One to Six pupils the basic computer education. Among the recipients of donations of computer units were several public elementary schools in Malvar (Batangas), Batangas City (Batangas), Hagonoy (Bulacan), Lumban (Laguna), and San Manuel (Pangasinan).

The positive results of these donations, which have been manifested in significant improvements in the National Achievement Test scores of the recipient schools, have become the Foundation’s inspiration to reach out to more public elementary schools in the future.



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