Our Advocacy

Since our transformation into a family-empowerment oriented foundation, BSK has pioneered various convergence work linking civil society groups – their communities and leaders – as partners of government and the private sector in implementing development programs and entrepreneurial projects from the national down to the grassroots level.

THE BSK MODEL OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Building Synergy between Communities

Values Formation and Skills Enhancement at the Grassroots. We believe that the capacities of our community partners can be best enabled and developed by integrating commitments to sustainability, collaboration, and respect for each other with technical and entrepreneurial skills. This is why we insist on a holistic community development approach that involves a deepening of self-awareness, knowledge of history, and understanding of the multi-dimensionality of social issues and their linkages to personal goals, dreams, and aspirations.

Public-Private Cooperation as a Platform for Resource and Knowledge Sharing. We see the need to harmonize the plurality of initiatives and endeavors being implemented by both the public and private sectors towards a more concerted approach to achieving sweeping social changes and positive outcomes for the marginalized. This is why all our programs endeavor to bring together government – both national and local – and non-government – corporate, industry, as well as the non-profit sector – in conversation and joint activities that will facilitate exchange of best practices and common objectives.

Our Track Record
in Community Empowerment

Since our establishment, BSK has been able to enable empowered communities through the effective management of resources and grants provided by benefactors, partners, and through the Foundation’s own entrepreneurial activities.

  • Organized BSK Bottom-Up-Budgeting Programs in 2016  through grants from the Department of Trade and Industry – NCR  One Town, One Product (OTOP) Project, YamanPinoy Project and Clustering and Shared Service Facilities
  • Conducted crafts and arts workshops, and provided vulcanizing, welding machines, and air compressors to all the 11 TODA associations of San Juan City through a grant from the Department of Labor and Employment – NCR from the 2015 Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) Program;
  • Achieved a convergence of services between the Foundation and national government agencies in the National Capital Region with DOLE, DTI, TESDA, DOST, PDDCP, PTTC, RT WPB, PESO –SAN JUAN and CDO – San Juan in line with the thrust of enabling collaborative initiatives towards community empowerment;
  • Co-organized the Alternative Network of Industries (ANI) – a comprehensive agriculture program which started its implementation on June 1998. With a grant of Php 12,000,000.00 from the President’s Social Fund, the program provided training, agricultural research, crop production, market network and micro-finance operations for local farming communities;

  • Katahira International, a leading engineering consultant based in Japan granted BSK a Php 1,000,000.00 fund in September 1998 for the computer literacy training of students and out-of-school youth from various cities in the National Capital Region (NCR). The fund was used for the operationalization of CyberGuide, a computer training center of BSK located at the headquarters of Powerhouse, Inc. The center provided free training on basic computer applications such as Microsoft Word, graphics and animation.

Our Values

Guided by our vision of  “a peaceful and prosperous society where Filipino families are fully integrated in all aspects of development” BSK seeks  to continuousely develop the talents and potentials of Filipino families through networking, capacity building and implementing an effective mechanism that will continuously facilitate their active participation in global, national and local initiatives. 

At the core of our vision and mission are the values that we uphold and seek to mainstream among the communities we engage with:

  • Integral Human Development
  • Ecological Consciousness and Justice
  • Non-Violence and Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts
  • Gender Inclusiveness, Sensitivity, and Empowerment
  • Community Resilience and Risk Preparedness

"We rise together by marching shoulder-to-shoulder"

As we welcome the “new normal” across various aspects of our lives and recover from the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we at the BSK National Foundation Inc. remain firm in our mission of enabling grassroots communities realize the full potentials and possibilities that can only come in the spirit of marching on, shoulder to shoulder.

Guia G. Gomez

Chairperson Emeritus

Our Board of Trustees

Michelle Bautista Tañada

National President

Joan Corpus Araneta

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Chiqui Veneracion

Vice President for Business Development

Mike Marquez Cuneta

Vice President for NCR and Luzon

Suzette Ranillo

Vice President for Visayas and Mindanao

Ching Baltazar

Vice President for OFW Affairs

Susan Aviles

Treasurer and Director for Finance

Jessica Sagarbaria

Corporate Secretary and Director for Human Resources

Romma Bautista

Executive Director for Operations