Innovation for Inclusion
Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC (2013-Present)
Innovation is a response to our desire to be more inclusive in a world where people are marginalized.
When we talk about inclusion and innovation, we put innovation first not because it’s the most important thing but because there is inclusion that we need to do. Without inclusion there’s no need for innovating. How can you include better if you’re not innovating? Innovation is actually a response to our desire to be more inclusive in a world where people are marginalized - the poor, people with special needs and special conditions.
Is this difficult to do? Actually what I feel about Benilde is when you talk about innovation and inclusion put together it seems like it is just there, it is one of those things that is hiding, it’s not out in the open because we are not sure whether it will be supported by either the system or by administrators, by Benilde itself, by the atmosphere, by the working relationship. If we say this is who we are and people felt this is what Benilde is, innovation and inclusion, then how do we make it happen? When we put that forward that’s where people say well we need to collaborate, we need to support one another and that is where success would come in in this area.
Then the other level is we’re not doing this for ourselves, what I would say is the reason why we are doing this is it’s actually being a template for what schools should be in the Philippines.
Br. Armin Luistro FSC
It has in its very DNA the capacity and the creativity to keep experimenting ad infinitum.Benilde Is the Benchmark for Innovation in DLSP
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC
Lasallian education is an education that caters to everyone especially the last, the lost and the least; Inclusivity is now a big part of Benilde’s identity.Benilde Is a School Without Boundaries
Br. Victor Franco FSC
First, teach minds, second, touch hearts and third, transform lives.To Be Prepared for Living, Not Just for a Living