The Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (CENTEX) provides holistic, quality education for bright children from economically disadvantaged families, honing their confidence and competencies not just inside the classroom but also through after-hours learning in the performing arts and other skill-building activities.
CENTEX considers child development to be the collaborative work of teachers, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. It focuses on the essentials for lifelong learning—classroom pedagogy, development of critical thinking skills, values clarification, and use of technology in the classroom.
CENTEX started with two public schools in Manila and Batangas, and has now evolved into a program that delivers the “CENTEX way” of education through mentoring and teacher training across the Philippines.
public school teachers
trained and mentored
for CENTEX Manila and Batangas, SY 2021-22
Department of Education
City Government of Manila
Provincial Government of Batangas
Private donors including Ayala Land, Macquarie, Globe, and others