By empowering the minds of Filipino youth, we're transforming lives

Since 2012, Programa Genio has worked to empower Fillipino youth through education.

We work with the school divisions of the Department of Education to strengthen the senior high school program and partner with private sector donors that are passionate about school development. This ensures every Filipino youth, including those in disadvantaged circumstances, gets the opportunity for maximal personal and educational development. We work closely with the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education, which provides skills and livelihood training for youth and adults.

Our mission and vision: Discover, nurture, & realize the genius in every Fillipino child

Programa Genio is passionate about providing holistic school development services to help teachers and kids excel. We work on curriculum enhancements, design and conduct interactive teacher training, and develop learning resources for Fillipino youth.

Training helps teachers design student-centered classrooms to connect with and impact their students. Our programs helps Fillipino youth develop the knowledge and skills to go after their dreams. Many students go onto earn national level certificates, many work after graduating from high school, and many continue seeking higher education in college/university.

To develop models of excellence which can be learning grounds for other institutions
To inculcate in these models of excellence, a never-ending thirst to discover and evolve
To capitalize on the strengths of the organization in the awareness to enrich and accelerate the learning process


To discover, nurture, and realize the genius in every Filipino child.

Join us in our commitment to unlocking the potential of education for every child. Together, we can create a brighter, more equitable and inclusive society for generations to come.

Our impact on education in communities

Take part in evolving these communities with us

Children were rescued from child abuse
Children received scholarship grants
Children received medical assistance
Families and locals benefitted from outreach programs

Unlocking the Potential of Education for Every Child

In the Philippines, education inequities and gaps persist, depriving many children of equal opportunities to access quality education.

Here are some key data points that highlight the challenges we face:

  • Out-of-School Youth

    According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were approximately 3.8 million out-of-school youth aged 6 to 24 as of 2019. These young individuals are unable to attend school, limiting their chances of acquiring essential knowledge and skills.

  • Disparities in Basic Education

    Disparities in access to quality basic education persist across regions and socio-economic backgrounds. Remote and disadvantaged areas often face challenges in terms of infrastructure, resources, and qualified teachers, leading to unequal learning opportunities.

  • Dropout Rates

    High dropout rates are a significant concern in the Philippines. Factors such as poverty, lack of school facilities, long distances to schools, and the need for children to work contribute to students leaving school prematurely. As a result, they are denied the chance to complete their education and improve their future prospects.

  • Digital Divide

    The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the digital divide, further widening education gaps. Many students, especially those in rural and low-income areas, lacked access to reliable internet connectivity, devices, and digital learning resources, hindering their ability to participate in remote or blended learning.

Focus On Solutions

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation's Programa Genio, recognizes the challenges and obstacles that the education sector faces today. Millions of children in the Philippines are at risk of losing out on their education, hindering their ability to reach their full potential and achieve a brighter future.

However, we believe in taking a solution-oriented approach. Our mission is to empower minds and transform lives through innovative educational programs and initiatives. We strive to bridge the gap in educational opportunities, ensuring that every child has equal access to quality education and the necessary resources to thrive.

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Your support will enable and continue the following objectives and functions


Empower the disadvantaged and marginalized and prevent their exploitation and alienation from the national development process
Assist in making education learner-oriented and responsive to the needs, the circumstances and diversity of learners, schools, and communities
Contribute in making relevant the Senior High School (SHS) programs of its partner schools in order for them to empower and sustain their economic development especially because of the “new normal” brought about by Covid
Develop learners equipped with skills needed to get national level certificates and work after graduation from high school or continue seeking higher education in college/university

Core Functions

Procurement of Senior High School Equipment and Materials
Teacher Training
Teacher Training

Success Stories


We support the most dedicated teachers

“ABS CBN also gave us webinars on how to cope up with the pandemic mentally and emotionally. We had attended Building Better Mental Health and Self Care, Coping Strategies with the New Normal and Building Emotional Resilience which taught us how to learn to live with uncertainty and adapt to new situations in our life while nurturing ourselves reduce our stress and become an emotional resilient person. We were stressed teachers who live week per week in printing sorting and distributing and retrieving modules and we think that the more we do it the more our students can learn and the more we are accomplished. After attending the webinars, we have come to terms with our anxieties, and we have set more realistic goals with what our students can learn and what we can accomplish as teachers and individuals in this time of pandemic. We have also learned to sort our uncertainties as individuals and learn to know more ourselves and accept what we can do and improve on what we cannot. We now realized that the only way to do it is to take care of ourselves more. By doing so, we can achieve more for our students, our families, and ourselves and we are very grateful to ABS CBN for all of these.”

Melinda F. Celoso
Melinda F. Celoso
Teacher II
Leodegario D. Deocampo Sr. National High School, Roxas, Capiz

“As an ALE (Alternative Learning Education) teacher, we need to be flexible. And there are many factors affecting our emotions. So it's a good thing that we have this kind of training that really helps us. We can use all the principles in classrooms and also in educationg our ALS Learners.”

Rosaleo C. Grevialde
Rosaleo C. Grevialde​
Alternative Learning Education Teacher​
Sorsogon Province Division​

“We started the SY 2020-2021 struggling because this modular distance learning was all new to us. Towards the end of the year 2020, the great news came to us that ABS-CBN Programa Genio will be sending us a risograph machine. We were overjoyed. The agony of hours of printing will finally be over. But then we crossed the bridge. Modular distance learning became easy and was carried out smoothly in our school because of our partnership with ABS-CBN Programa Genio. We are and will forever be grateful for all that you have given to our school, learners and teachers. Salamat gid nga madmo and may God continually bless you siksik, liglig at umaapaw.”

Mary Grace A. Lorca
Mary Grace A. Lorca​
Senior High School Coordinator​
Salngan National High School​, Passi, Iloilo​

“The impact of the donation given by ABS-CBN will lessen the problem when it comes to the materials that teachers need in order for them to attain their targets in the module reproduction and distribution. It was also a big help for us as a student because it improves our ideas and knowledge taking into consideration your efforts in providing us these materials for module reproduction. Before, they have been struggling on how to provide us 1;1 ratio of modules and sometimes they use their own money in order to buy the materials needed for our modules just to make sure that our modules is completely distributed. But, after your donation the problem of our teachers were answered. They try their best just to give us a good learning experience in order for us to be knowledgeable. The school burden would be lessen brought by this pandemic. ”

Niña Grace Besonia Dechosa
Niña Grace Besonia Dechosa
Grade 12 - GAS
East Villaflores National High School, Roxas, Capiz