About the Energy Education Program

The Energy Education Program or Energy Ed is an advocacy of One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the corporate foundation and social responsibility arm of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

Launched in 2014, its goal is to promote a deeper appreciation and responsible use of energy especially among the youth by developing learning materials, compatible with the K-12 curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd), that allow energy concepts and issues to be taught and discussed in the classroom.

To kickstart the program, OMF partnered with DepEd and the Cebu-based Coalition for Better Education (CBE) to develop the first Energy Ed Learning Cards, a set of flashcards that allow for a more interactive and engaging classroom discussion on energy. These cards may be classified into three types: Knowledge (Know) cards are basically question-and-answer type cards; Do (Activity) cards teach energy topics in a more dynamic and creative way; and PBL (Project Based Learning) cards enable students to solve certain issues concerning energy as a group.

Thirty seven (37) select educators from various public elementary and high school all over the country convened for weeks to develop the first set of 350 flashcards which will soon be used in teaching energy topics not only in the Science and Technology subjects but also in Mathematics, English, History and Values Education in 1,000 schools nationwide.

To make these learning materials accessible to more students and teachers, OMF launched the EnergyEd.ph website, an online portal which contains not only downloadable versions of the Energy Ed Learning Cards but also interactive games and quizzes, updates about the Energy Education program, opportunities for teacher trainings in Energy Ed, among others.

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About OMF

One Meralco Foundation (OMF) is the corporate foundation and social responsibility arm of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest electricity distribution utility in the Philippines.

It is a donee institution accredited by the Philippine Council of NGO Certification (PCNC), a registered social welfare and development agency under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and a member of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE), and the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF).

OMF’s primary mission is to make electricity within the reach of low income families in the Meralco franchise area, provide an alternative source of electricity to off-grid schools and indigenous peoples’ communities, and help expedite restoration of power services in communities affected by disasters such as typhoons. It also promotes community development by supporting community relations (grassroots) programs of Meralco and its subsidiaries, skill/talent development programs for the youth.

The foundation also provides opportunities for employees of Meralco and its subsidiaries to give back to society by donating to its fund-raising activities or through volunteerism.

About CBE

The Coalition for Better Education (CBE, www.cbephils.net) , is a conglomerate of individuals and institutions in the Philippines based in Cebu City, that is committed to promote and enhance quality education in the country through policy advocacy, teacher training, research and development and other support services for education. It is a Microsoft accredited training service provider and partners with Philippine industry leaders like Aboitiz Group of Companies (power, banking), Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (one of the biggest family foundations in the Phils), One Meralco Foundation (biggest electric/power corporation in the Philippines), SMART Telecommunications, Globe Telecom (the two leading telecommunications companies in the Phils), among a few, in the conduct of corporate social responsibility programs for education. It is the only accredited member-institution in SEAsia of the International Society for Technology in Education (USA). CBE takes pride in working closely with the Department of Education in implementing various education programs nationwide and producing world-class K to 12 teachers.