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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Two programs of the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) bagged awards at the 2014 Asian CSR Awards. JGF’s Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program won the award for Education Improvement while the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) won for Poverty Alleviation. The programs bested 109 other entries from 12 Asian countries.
Now on its 12th year, the Asian CSR Awards, presented by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), honors Asian organizations whose program achieves excellence in terms of services to stakeholders and innovative sustainable solutions to pressing social challenges. According to AIM, JGF is the first organization to win two awards in the same year.
President Benigno Aquino III, handed out the awards on September 3, 2014 during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night of the 2014 Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) held at the Rizal Grand Ballroom in Shangri-la Hotel Makati before an audience of senior executives and professionals from government, business, and civil society. JFC and JGF Chairman of the Board, Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong, and JGF President, Ms. Grace Tan Caktiong, received the awards together with JFC Directors Chief Justice Art Panganiban and Mr. Washington SyCip.
“We are truly honored and humbled by these awards. We celebrate cognizant of the fact that this would not have been possible if it were not for the commitment and hard work of our partner agencies coming from schools, community-based organizations, NGOs, local government units, government agencies, academe, international and local development organizations and most importantly our partner-beneficiaries across the country,” Ms. Grace Tan Caktiong said.
JGF is the social responsibility arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation, the largest restaurant company in the Philippines, operating the brands Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King. JGF implements and sustains food-related programs for the community in alignment with Jollibee Foods Corporation’s vision of spreading the joy of eating to everyone.
JGF’s partners have enabled the foundation to maximize the reach of its programs. By 2014, BLT has reached more than 100,000 pupils from 1,100 schools in more than 190 cities and municipalities. FEP, on the other hand, has assisted more than 900 farmers from 22 cities and municipalities by collaborating with more than 40 partners.
“We are very grateful to have had the chance to work with partners who share our desire to help communities become self-sufficient and sustainable. We share the awards with all of our partners,” Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong reiterated.
Since 2007, JGF’s BLT School Feeding Program has helped communities address hunger among undernourished public school pupils. The program supports 120-day feeding for the 40 most undernourished pupils within the school year in partner schools, to help them stay in school and learn better. Reports indicate that on the average 80% of BLT pupils gain normal Body Mass Index level after the feeding cycle.
FEP, which was launched in 2008, aims to improve small farmers’ income by linking them to the supply chain of institutional markets such as JFC. The program has assisted various farmer groups to develop market-oriented agricultural skills and the capability to deliver to JFC and other institutional buyers such as, supermarkets, and food processors. By directly selling to institutional buyers, farmers expand their markets and earn more profit, some at even five (5) times higher compared to what they would have earned if only through traditional means.
As JGF celebrates its 10th year milestone in 2015, looking back, Ms, Tan Caktiong said, “It is good to pause and reflect on the events that have led JGF to the point now and determine more strategies to sustain the gains of these programs and continue the scale up. As our programs are built on partnerships, we truly welcome more people and organized groups to join hands with us and become part of the solution.”
The Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) is the annual search of the country’s number one fast food chain for exemplary Filipino families whose notable advocacies have served as an inspiration and made a difference to their communities. This prestigious recognition program is now on its fourth year of honoring five Filipino families from across the country and one Global Pinoy Family.