"The experience is incomparable to any program and it will stay with me forever for which I'm grateful" expressed Rudolf Tan from the Division of Pangasinan II after his three-day experience at the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Kool Adventure Camp, Balamban, Cebu.
In 2019, 85 school heads from the Department of Education (DepEd) Regions 1, 5, and 12 experienced Project Synergy, a signature Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings) which integrates values and leadership capabilities through adventure-based learning.
In this program, participants were immersed in various activities that challenged them to conquer their fears, develop inner strength, build confidence and trust, and foster a stronger and more unified team among themselves.
Marlon Martinez, Principal of Central National High School in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental considers Project Synergy as 'the best experience to make leaders'. "It shaped me to be the individual I always dreamed to be. I now have full confidence to face my fears and to become a greater version of myself."
When asked about the objectives of Project Synergy, RAFI Kool Adventure Camp Facilitator Leo Urpiana shared "Our goal is to transform educators into proactive leaders and catalyst of change by equipping them with the 3Cs – character, competence, citizenship".
Since 2014, Project Synergy has empowered over 1,200 DepEd teaching and non-teaching personnel nationwide. This program is a collaboration between CitySavings and RAFI Kool Adventure Camp to advance business and communities.