Preparing for the Road Ahead: JGF Conducts Basic Life Skills Workshops for Project ACE Scholars
Aside from providing our Project ACE (Improving Access, Curriculum and Employability) scholars from partner Don Bosco Centers with financial assistance, Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) also conducted a series of basic life skills workshops to help the graduating scholars better prepare for the workplace. A total of 119 scholars attended these workshops coming from Don Bosco Centers in Mandaluyong City; Canlubang, Laguna; San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; and Legazpi City, Albay.
The life skills workshops dubbed as “Matalas na Alas” was implemented in partnership with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). It included movement, improvisational and dramatic exercises to develop their communication, leadership and collaborative skills. These exercises also allowed the scholars to experience different scenarios such as job interviews and dealing with different personalities in the workplace.
Commitment to Help Others
Another important objective of the workshops was to encourage the scholars to use what they have learned from their experiences in the program to help not just themselves, but their families and communities as well. During group sharing sessions, scholars discuss how they can share their learnings with others and also provide suggestions on other activities that will be helpful for future scholars of Project ACE.
To date, 310 Project ACE scholars have graduated from Don Bosco Centers across the country while 30 are still in training.
Gideon Flores, graduate scholar from Don Bosco Mandaluyong, shares how Project ACE became a motivation for him to finish his college degree and help his family.
Together with PETA, scholars from Don Bosco San Jose City (left) and Legazpi City (right) experienced what it is like in the workplace, learn how to work with different personalities and develop leadership capabilities.
Jimwell Esmayor (left) from Don Bosco Mandaluyong and scholars from Don Bosco Canlubang presenting their groups’ “life lines”, an artistic depiction of a person’s milestones, life influences and goals.