The Foundation

The Primary Mission and Charter of the Foundation

The One Small Step Forward Foundation, Inc. was formally established by Jaime “Bing” del Rosario, former senior partner in Accenture Phils., in September 2006 to provide a legal vehicle for Bing and Elise del Rosario’s social work, which had been ongoing since June 2002. The Foundation was set up primarily to uplift the standards of public school education in the country. This has included, among other things, donating schoolrooms and research laboratories; building private school-standard libraries in public schools; donating schoolbooks, library books, audio-video aids, educational games and school supplies; providing after-school academic programs such as the iSipnayan math program, and MTAP tutorials for both gifted and remedial classes; conducting regular story-telling sessions; assisting public schools with infrastructure and equipment needs; providing sports coaching, athletic equipment and playing facilities; providing high school and college review classes and scholarships to academic achievers; coaching teams for inter-school math competitions, etc.

To date, the Foundation has gotten involved in several projects with six different schools in Quezon City, and discussions are in progress with several more. The Foundation views its public school mission to include the Philippine Science High School, where a major donation has been made to the PSHS Foundation to address urgent infrastructure needs, and the University of the Philippines, where the Foundation recently donated the Human Factors & Ergonomics Laboratory to the Industrial Engineering Department.

Outside public school education, the other areas of future focus for the Foundation are – job generation for the unskilled and low-skilled; improving public health; and micro-finance.