To be a premier faith-based organization in the delivery of Alternative Learning System doing front-line mission in the education of all towards a total human development.
We commit to ensure that all youths and adults, especially the indigenous and those at the margins of society, have access to quality non-formal education and skills training, enhance opportunities for employment and livelihood, and acquire lifelong learning that are rooted in gospel values.
WHO WE ARE
The Foundation has focused on the literacy alleviation of the out of school youth, the elderly and the indigenous communities. However, it dreams to expand its missionary calling through the alleviation of poverty among the least fortunate in terms of equipping technical knowledge and entrepreneurial skills for future micro business ventures.
Cognizant of these enormous tasks, the Foundation envisions to widen the scope of its networks and linkages with government units, local NGO’s and possibly engagements with international organizations abroad. The Foundation exists in response to the holistic formation of society specifically with a preferential option for the poor and the less privileged starting with literacy alleviation, economic empowerment, but most importantly, taking care of the spiritual well-being among its candidates and the community surrounding the learning centers. It organizes meaningful spiritual activities that would develop a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord and become responsible members of society.
The foundation has also established linkages to support its expansion efforts such as the Indigenous Learning System in Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan. In 2006, The Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Foundation Inc. asked for the technical services of the Foundation. And with its experience in Non-Formal Education (NFE), around 300 indigenous people joined the indigenous Learning System (ILS). The generous contribution of the Mining Foundation especially in shouldering all financial matters helped the Foundation to re-channel its resources to other fruitful engagements.
Ajcmfi celebrates 20 years of sharing EDUCATION
AJCMFI’s humble beginning started with the establishment of Sagip Dunong, the first Alternative Learning System community learning center at the very heart of the City of Dasmariñas in Cavite.
Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation, Inc. (AJCMFI) was established in 2002, initially with the purpose of supporting the construction of the Simbahan ng Jesus Nazareno. However, the conditions of the urban relocates, who were informal settlers from Manila, provided a new understanding of its missionary dimension. Inspired by the Spirit of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Founder, St. Arnold Janssen, the call to serve the poor through non-formal education became the most strategic response to nation building.
Board of trustees
Ms. Victorina Amalingan-Sales
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD, Phd., STD
Dr. Carmelita Quebengco
Mr. Edwin Ty
Mr. Manny Villar
Mr. Alex Sañez
Fr. Flavie Villanueva, SVD
Fr. Joaquin Ferrer, SVD
Mr. Ronnie Siasoyco
Mr. Bobby Novenario
Mr. Joel Artemio Salazar
Dr. Eugenio "Boy" Abunda, Jr.
Fr. Ferdinand Antoine Bajao, SVD
Fr. Lawrence Llona, SVD
Dr. Maxwell Felicilda
Ms. Perlyn Liparanon
Ms. Ma. Isabel Caragay
Assistant Program Director
Mr. John Howell Loristo
Fr. Judy Bañez, SVD
"AJCMFI helps make education within the reach of all"
Fr. Jerome A. Marquez, SVD, JCL