About Us

Who We Are.

The TORM Philippines Education Foundation, inc. (TPEF) is a non-stock, non-profit organization established and registered in the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 12, 2007.  It promotes access to and quality education by granting college scholarship to children of poor families across the country as well as to deserving beneficiaries of Torm Shipping Philippines’ ordinary seafarers and land-based staff.

TPEF seeks to address the limited and even lack of opportunities of the rural Filipino youths particularly in the remote areas to study in higher education institutions and earn a degree mainly due to the families’ poor economic condition which often, transmitted from one generation to another.

In its March 2013 first Strategic Planning, TPEF broadened its direction, not only extending college education financial aid to poor students, but also influencing their development as responsible individuals to their families, communities and society, by providing other avenues of learning aside from the formal education.  It also engages in other development work with its partner public schools, community development organizations and disaster-affected rural communities.

Our Vision

We envision socially responsible, educated
and productive youth that contributes
to the development of their families,
communities, and the society, in general.

Our Mission

We are committed to develop the youth
as role models of society through education
as well as other transformative learning avenues.

Our Goals

For 2017 to 2021, TPEF aims for:

  • Ensure TPEF sustainability in five years.
  • Develop integrated approach in TPEF’s implementation of its three (SGP, SDP
    and SDI) programs.
  • Established TPEF Scholars as a solid and unified group.

Our Core Values

Equality
Respect for people regardless of their gender, ethnicities, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, personal attributes such as physically able or with disability. Equal access and opportunities.

Fairness: Gender Fairness & Cultural Sensitivity
Aware and understand gender differences. Reduce or eliminate gender biases. Capability to recognize, learn, respect, and adapt to differences or diversity in cultures thus reducing or eliminating barriers in communication, cooperation, and the like.

Integrity
Honest, truthful, and consistent with one’s actions.

Leadership
Strive for high academic performance. Take part in school and other activities. Developing and enhancing skills in problem solving, critical analysis, time management, communication, facilitation for individual and group development.

Empathy
Compassionate. Understand other people’s feelings or situation which motivates the desire to extend help.

Relationship
Value interpersonal relationship to foster solidarity, camaraderie, and engagement in social actions.

Social Responsibility
Take part in efforts that brings positive impact to the community and society.

Respect and Commitment to Social and Ecological Causes
Aware, understand, support, or do efforts that uphold actions that help improve people’s lives, protect, and manage the environment.

Board of Trustees

Jesper S. Jensen
Chairperson
Grinnabelle C. Duran
President
Atty. Joseph Manolo R. Rebano
Secretary
Joan T. Ortiz
Treasurer
Mailyn P. Borillo
Member
Allan Dan Jensen
Member

TPEF goals realized into three programs as follows:

Scholarship Grant Program (SGP)

Scholars’ Development Program (SDP)

Engagement in other Social Development Initiatives (SDI)

Educational support for 10 scholars — senior high school graduates or out-of-school youth — awarded every year for a 4 or 5-year degree in college.

Capability building efforts among scholars to develop or enhance their knowledge and awareness on various issues like climate change, gender fairness, disaster preparedness; soft skills such as communication, teamwork and collaboration, resiliency, leadership; and positive attitudes and values on social responsibility, managing finances and sustainable lifestyle.

Aimed at promoting quality education and helping improve the lives of the people particularly in rural communities. Support is provided to partner public schools in scholars’ selection in the form of repair or improvement of school infrastructure, provision of information and communication technology facilities, skills enhancement of teachers and students, as well as to partner community development organizations; and assistance and/or implementation of humanitarian efforts to disaster-affected communities.