Leading real estate developer Megaworld Corporation’s socio-civic arm, Megaworld Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization, was created in 1997 following its chairman Dr Andrew Tan’s firm belief that education is the pivotal key to alleviating poverty in the Philippines.
This philosophy guides the foundation in creating programmes and activities that provide scholarship grants to financially handicapped but deserving students. The foundation—which initially started with just a handful of students—has grown to support over 400 students annually, with its network of partner institutions, supported universities and sectoral organizations, and beneficiaries, continuously multiplying.
Megaworld Foundation does not only support young and talented individuals financially. It also nurtures these younger generation by providing them with workshops, seminars, and other activities that build character and confidence, equipping them with the proper tools that will lead them to success long after they have graduated.
But it does not solely focus on educational endeavors for the Filipinos. Megaworld Foundation also provides ample assistance to various sectors that are affected by poor health, poverty, calamities and natural disasters, and social injustice. This commitment of Megaworld Foundation to help the Filipino people has transformed Megaworld Corporation into an institution that values its people, particularly marginalized sectors, and nurtures a culture of volunteerism, generosity, and dedication to one’s fellowman.
Chevening and Megaworld Foundation
Megaworld Foundation partners with Chevening because it shares the same vision as the foundation in shaping and supporting the future leaders of this country. Together, it envisions these aspiring individuals to be the catalysts of change that will contribute to the progress of our nation.
Megaworld says: ‘Through our partnership with Chevening, Megaworld Foundation will be able to strengthen its commitment of supporting educational programmes geared towards the social and economic development of our country. It will be able to produce new generation of leaders that will contribute to the country’s industrial advancement, thus, helping our country become a stronger nation.
Also, with the network of aspiring leaders and established leaders in various fields, this will provide the foundation a pool of experts that will help in the foundation’s programmes and future endeavors.’
Megaworld Foundation co-funds two Chevening Awards, available to applicants from the Philippines wishing to study subjects related to marketing, business and product development at any university.
Applicants who apply for an award in the relevant subject areas will be considered for a co-sponsored Chevening Award.