About the program

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.


Year started



Program partners

Department of Education

City Government of Manila

Provincial Government of Batangas

Private donors including Ayala Land, Macquarie, Globe, and others


Program sites



Bago City and Talisay City (both Negros Occidental)

Cagayan de Oro City

General Santos City


2021 CENTEX Program Stats

1,206 students for SY 2021-2022

159 graduates of SY 2020-2021

160 students that received tablets and load allowance

73 teachers and other school personnel that received WiFi kits


2021 CENTEX Training Institute Program Stats

873 teachers

2,556 parents

February 2020

January 2020

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

January 2018

April 2017