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|Formation||November 6, 1973|
|Type||Non-stock, non-profit science foundation|
|Purpose||Technical-vocational education scholarship and training; agri-business education and training|
MFI Foundation Inc. (formerly Meralco Foundation, Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit science foundation based in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It has provided training and education in the Philippines for more than 30 years.
MFI has three centers: the MFI Technological Institute-Ortigas Campus, MFI Technological Institute-Pasay Taft Campus, and the MFI Farm Business Institute-Jalajala Campus.
Centers of Operation
MFI Technological Institute
Established in 1983, the MFI Technological Institute (formerly Meralco Foundation Institute) was established to help meet the industry demand for middle-level technical manpower. It has three main programs: the Industrial Technician Program (ITP) which targets the youth, the DTS or Dual Training System and the Technical Training and Testing Program (now MFI Training) which targets skilled workers, engineers, and other professionals.
ITP began as a full scholarship program but, in recent years, the program has begun to accommodate paying students.
As a partner institution of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), MFI-TI has conducted teacher-training programs for Saudi nationals. As a Model Center of Excellence in the Philippines, the institute has conducted training programs for ASEAN teachers through the sponsorship of the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS).
MFI Farm Business Institute
The MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI-FBI) was established in 2008 with the stated goal of empowering the farmers to become agri-entrepreneurs and serve as a catalyst in the development of the rural countryside. Through a partnership with the University of Rizal System (URS) and the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management (BSEM) major in Farm Business was first offered in MFI-FBI in 2009.
Launched in 2000, Tribong MFI events are a tripartite venture with Local Government Units (LGUs), and volunteer doctors and dentists from private and government sectors. Its medical missions are held periodically in community sites in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.
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