CitySavings Project Synergy Expands its Reach


A DepEd participants is determined to conquer this “dragon” as part of the program’s leadership training.

CitySavings’ signature CSR initiative, Project Synergy, a three-day teambuilding and values integration program expanded its reach to more DepEd beneficiaries, both teaching and non-teaching staff (NTS) since its pilot run last September 2014.

Participants from DepEd Regions 1, 2, 3, 11, and from the Divisions of Marikina and Makati were trained from July to August at the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) Adventure Education Center, Balamban, Cebu.

Project Synergy provides an avenue for the individual members to come together and share meaningful experience. This approach challenges old ways of thinking and develops new beliefs and paradigms to achieve a common vision.

“This program is an opportunity for us to discover our personal and team values, our capacity to acquire necessary change to achieve and contribute something in the development of our educational programs”, said DepEd Region 11 Director Alberto Escobarte as he encouraged his team in visualizing a successful implementation of the senior high school.

The program also aims to establish a better working relationship among the members of the team, to open their minds to accept changes and challenge themselves to think extraordinarily.

“There are a lot of activities here in the camp that would test your team, however I’d like you to remember that the real and bigger challenges are not here, but it is when you come back to your division,” said RAFI facilitator Anthony Terence Ocampo during the program run for the Division of Marikina.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been an integral part of how CitySavings does business and has always played an active role through various education related initiatives and projects.

“We are focused on one thing, and that is education. We chose you to be part in this program because we believe that you have this great impact to the students, to better influence them to be good leaders”, said Marson Senica, Regional Business Head for Northern Luzon.

“Big thanks to CitySavings, we really enjoyed the activity. It was an experience to treasure and to share. Keep on touching lives,” shared DepEd Region 1 OIC Chief Dinah Bonao. Past beneficiaries of the program this year were DepEd Regions 4A and 8.