Agboy Elementary School in Leon, Iloilo was named the Grand Winner of the 2015 Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) Excellence Awards topping entries from across the country. The school was honored for exceeding the BLT standards for food safety and quality, and its innovative approaches to working with the community to sustain the program.
Ms. Yolanda Peniero, the school Principal believes their collaboration with stakeholders was instrumental to their success. Parents, teachers, students, and the broader community were mobilized to contribute their skills and resources. They also launched the Piso Mo, Igma Ko (Your Peso, My Lunch) coin banks which were placed throughout the municipality.
For Feeding Coordinator Gemma Espana, transparency and accountability enabled them to earn the trust of their partners. “Our stakeholders – the LGU, barangay captain and barangay council, give monthly contributions. I list down whatever they give, and post it on the school board for transparency”, reported Ms. Espana.
Ms. Peniero noted the importance of the award they have received. “This award serves as our motivation in continuing the best practices that we have started. Let’s continue to serve our children and give our best in championing their health and education,” Paniero said.
Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) recognized schools that showed exemplary performance in implementing the Foundation’s Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program through the BLT Excellence Awards. The BLT Program aims to keep undernourished pupils in public schools by providing lunch daily. The awards were handed out to winning schools on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City during the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman of JGF and Jollibee Foods Corporation, noted the successful efforts of these schools and other partners. “The BLT Program has helped more than 142,000 undernourished school children from 1,500 schools in 200 towns and cities from across the country since 2007,” said Mr.Tan Caktiong.
JGF, led by its President, Grace Tan Caktiong, also paid tribute to its program partners from both the public and private sectors as well as members of the Jollibee Foods Corporation family. These partners have been sharing in JGF’s mission of empowering underprivileged Filipinos to live a life defined by dignity, purpose and active participation in nation-building. “Tonight is not just about JGF. We are actually honoring ten years of shared vision for our communities and collaboration with our partners,” Ms. Tan Caktiong said.
Aside from BLT, JGF’s other core programs are the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP), which assist smallholder farmers so they can directly supply institutional markets like JFC, which has assisted 1,000 farmers since 2008. and the Jollibee Group FoodAID Program that provides relief assistance and rehabilitation to communities affected by calamities.
The first successful farmer group, Kalasag Farmers Producers Cooperative from San Jose, Nueva Ecija was also recognized during the event.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) paid tribute to its partners from both the public and private sectors as well as members of the Jollibee Foods Corporation family on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City.
Led by its President, Grace Tan Caktiong, JGF recognized the invaluable contribution of partners to its mission of help empowering Filipinos to live a life defined by dignity, purpose and active participation in nation-building. “Tonight is not just about JGF. We are actually honoring ten years of shared vision for our communities and collaboration with our partners,” Ms. Tan Caktiong said.
JGF has worked with more than 500 partners and donors including Non-Government Organizations, Local Government Units, National Government Agencies and other Foundations and business institutions from across the country.
Tony Tan Cationg, Chairman of JGF and Jollibee Foods Corporation, noted the results of Foundation’s collaboration with partners. “The Busog, Lusog, Talino School Feeding Program has helped more than 142,000 undernourished school children; the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program has enabled 1,000 farmers to supply directly to institutional markets like JFC; and the Jollibee Group FoodAID disaster relief and rehabilitation program has benefited over 200,000 affected community members over the past few years,” shared Mr. Tan Caktiong.
Thank you for your interest in the 2015 BUSOG, LUSOG, TALINO (BLT) EXCELLENCE AWARDS! Through this first-ever awards program, Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) starts a tradition of honouring exemplary performance of BLT schools. Conferment of the awards shall serve as the highlight of the BLT Partners’ Summit Dinner on May 14, 2015.
The information below outlines the Award Categories, Eligibility, Submission, and Judging Processes for the BLT Excellence Awards. For additional questions, please contact Ms. LA Cruzat at firstname.lastname@example.org or (0920)974-8232.
I. AWARD CATEGORIES
The awards open for nominations are the following:
Nominees should meet the following eligibility criteria:
|For BLT School Nominee||a. At least on the 2nd year of BLT implementation during SY 2014-2015;b. With an FAC rating of 2.0 or higher on the FAC tool, as administered by the AIP/LIP (see updated BLT FAC standards for SY2014-2015 here)c. Has completed at least 50 BLT feeding days by November 14, 2014;d. Has submitted the following required reports to LIP/AIP on or before November 14, 2014:
e. Is endorsed by DepEd Schools Division Superintendent to participate in the awards.
|For BLT Principal and Feeding Coordinator Nominee||a. Must be from a nominated BLT school;b. Has been assigned as Principal or Feeding Coordinator in the nominated BLT school for at least one (1) yearc. Must indicate concurrence via signature on AIP’s/LIP’s nomination formd. Is endorsed by the DepEd Schools Division Superintendent to participate in the awards.|
Nominations shall come from the AIP/LIP that is directly overseeing the nominees’ BLT implementation. A Sub-LIP may submit nominations directly to the BLT Excellence Awards Secretariat, but must inform its AIP prior to submitting the nomination.
To submit your nominations:
a. Ensure that your nominee meets the eligibility requirements for the award.
b. Completely fill up the nomination form that comes with this packet. (Download form here.)
c. Secure an endorsement letter from the DepEd Schools Division Superintendent.(Download sample endorsement letter here.)
d. Submit the nomination form and required documents on or before FRIDAY, November 28, 2014 via:
Courier: Jollibee Group Foundation, 6th Floor Jollibee Plaza
F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
All nominations shall undergo a thorough process of screening and evaluation to determine the recipients of the BLT Excellence Awards.
Review of submitted nominations
|The BLT Excellence Awards Secretariat validates the eligibility of all nominees.||Eligible nominees (cc nominators and DepEd Division) will be notified and advised of the next phase of screening by December 29, 2014.|
Selection of Regional Finalists
|The BLT Excellence Awards Screening Committee selects from among the nominees the top 10 finalists for each region (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) based on phone interview with BLT school representatives. Nominated principals/feeding coordinators from these shortlisted schools automatically advance to the next round of deliberations. The Screening Committee may choose to name less than ten (10) nominees in any region should its evaluation warrant such decision.||Regional finalists (cc nominators and DepEd Division) will be notified and advised of the next phase of screening not later than January 5, 2015.|
|Evaluation of Regional Finalists||Independent evaluators assess semi-finalists through the use of FAC tool and key person interviews during a pre-arranged date (any day from January 19 to February 6, 2015). During the set evaluation date, focus interviews will be conducted to assess nominated School Principal and Feeding Coordinator.|
Selection of National Finalists
|The BLT Excellence Awards Screening Committee deliberates on the evaluators’ reports and selects the top 2 schools for each region (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao).||National finalists (cc nominators and DepEd Division) shall be notified and advised of schedule for a video-taped final interview by February 16, 2015.|
|Evaluation of National Finalists||The BLT Excellence Awards Screening Committee arranges for a final videotaped interview with the National Finalists (any day from February 16 to March 6, 2015). This will include an interview of the principal, feeding coordinators and other stakeholders as well as the process of BLT implementation in the school.|
|Final Judging||The BLT Excellence Awards Board of Judges reviews finalists’ video interview and selects the awardees for each category. Decision of the Board of Judges is deemed final and will not be subject for appeal.||National winners (cc nominators and DepEd Division)will be informed by April 13, 2015|
|Proclamation of National Winners and Recognition Program||The winners are proclaimed and given due recognition through the following:
The winners will be proclaimed at the Awarding Ceremony on May 14 2015. They will also be featured in press releases and in social media.
Following are the incentives under the BLT Excellence Awards:
|FOR BLT SCHOOL AWARDS|
|FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS|
|BLT Feeding Coordinators||
VI. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
|November 28, 2014||Deadline for submission of nominations|
|January 5, 2015||Announcement of regional finalists|
|February 16, 2015||Announcement of national finalists|
|April 13, 2015||Announcement of national winners|
|May 14, 2015||BLT Summit Dinner / Awarding Ceremony|
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