Sustainable Development Goals
Part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals formulated by United Nations is poverty reduction. With the aim of ending poverty in all forms everywhere, the SDG seeks to eradicate extreme poverty for all people and implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all.
As a sustainable university, DLSU-D recognizes the need to uplift the plight of all members of the community through livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities that are sustainable and impactful.
DLSU-D implements a comprehensive approach in its efforts to eradicate poverty by collaborating with different sectors of the Lasallian community and its external partners.
Primarily, La Salle schools are working together for the South Luzon Zero Extreme Poverty (SLZEP) Project that aims to eradicate extreme poverty in the City of Dasmarinas.
Through the support of the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) and the Local Government Units, DLSU-D identified the poorest barangays in the City and is looking closely into the key social issues pertinent to high poverty incidence in these areas. This project adopts a participatory approach in which inclusiveness and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable sectors are integral components to its success.
As the pandemic dragged the economy, affecting employment and declining enrollment, the threat of displacing scholars became imminent. HANGO launched #noscholarleftbehind, which was possible with the working relationship of LCDC with De La Salle Philippines Zero Extreme Poverty (DLSP - ZEP) and the Covid Pulse Survey of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Learn more
Light a Dream
This project sought to provide start-up capital for temporarily displaced third-party/agency housekeeping and grounds personnel. They were assisted in setting up micro-businesses to address loss of income and help them sustain their livelihood. Funds from this project came from the generous donations of the members of the academic community. The partner-beneficiaries were able to set up micro-businesses such as sari-sari stores, carinderia (local eatery), food vending, beauty and wellness services, as well as buy and sell.