De La Salle University-Jesse Robredo Institute of Governance


  • 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Children & Youth

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Mission statement

The La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) aims to be a center of excellence in implementing governance research and training in partnership with local and international institutions. The institute undertakes activities, projects, and programs that are innovative and effective in creating knowledge products, developing capacity among key stakeholders, and strengthening performance, participation, transparency, and accountability in governance systems across the public-private divide.

"The Alalay sa Kapwa Kabataan Para sa Kalikasan at Kalinangang Matiwasay (AKAY)" is an initiative of De La Salle University students and faculty. It is a community engagement and action-research project that provides remedial classes for 285 identified non-readers and slow learners in a public school in the City of Manila. This was primarily designed to address the situation of 'youth-at-risk' in Manila's Rafael Palma Elementary School (RPES) There are 285 non-readers/slow learners in RPES from Grades 1 to 6, as of September 2012. By the end of the school year, we aim to have assisted these children in improving their academic performance as we document, analyze, and draw lessons from concrete experiences borne of this learning intervention. We need tutor-volunteers most of all, and people who can help us raise funds to sustain the project over one school year. For those who wish to be tutor-volunteers, you can commit to participate for at least 3 consecutive Fridays, 10am to 2pm, any Friday starting October 5, 2012.