GT Foundation adopts 150 Scholars
Ms. Joyce Dyan Tee, Education Unit Head of Metrobank Foundation, represented GT Foundation during the Commencement Exercises held at Dualtech which highlighted the support given by the foundation to 150 Dualtech scholars.
GT Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization of the founder of Metrobank, Chairman George Ty, and his family. The foundation helps in the sector of health, education, environment, and livelihood as its main advocacy for the good of the country. Dr. Ty and his family wants the foundation to assist underprivileged communities by providing the opportunities to a sustainable and decent living.
Education is the main priority of the Ty family as they believe that every individual has the right to have quality education to break the cycle of poverty amongst many Filipinos. Dr. Ty can be an inspiration to Dualtech scholars who despite having no university degree, never stopped to work and provide for his family, a feat was hardly thought to be possible. Through his diligence and perseverance, he was able to found Metrobank at the age of 29. Ms. Joyce Tee shared, “Sinabi niya (Dr. George Ty) na mas mahirap ang landas patungo sa tagumpay lalo na at hindi sapat ang iyong pinag-aralan. Kaya sa murang edad ng kanyang mga anak ay minulat niya ang mga ito sa pagkakaroon ng kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng magandang edukasyon at ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit ang sector ng edukasyon ang isa sa mga pinagbibigyan halaga at focus ni Dr. Ty ng GT at Metrobank Foundation.”
Dualtech became a partner of GT Foundation in 2016 with 25 scholars. This was then followed by additional 50 in 2017, and again another 50 scholars were supported in 2018. They have chosen Dualtech as first partner in vocational education because of its links to industrial companies “Naglaan po kami ng budget para sa programang Technical Vocational sa pagkat naniniwala po kami sa magandang pamunuan ng Dualtech at lalo’t higit na naniniwala kami sa mga kabataan Pilipino sa inyong kakayahan at kung ano ang inyong pwedeng marating at maiambag sa pag-unlad sa ating bayan.”
For the first batch of GT Foundation scholars who graduated, Ms. Tee advised that they ought to bring the values taught by the school. Through the training acquired at Dualtech and industry partners, they have been prepared to be self sufficient and be capable of facing the challenges of life and work. “Naniniwala kami sa inyong pagsisikap na makatapos sa pag-aaral at magkaroon kayo ng maganda at permanenteng trabaho. Makakatulong na kayo sa inyong pamilya at unting-unti makakamit ang inyong mga pangarap”, she says.