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ERDA Foundation

Partner Type

Non-Governmental Organization

Areas of Interest

Key Officials

Dir. Dolora H. Cardeño
Executive Director

Rev. Fr. Pierre T. Tritz, SJ
President / Founder

Florence Pasos
Program Officer - ABK2

Remegio Apit
Program Officer - SABANA

Organizational Mandate

Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA) Foundation, 1974

    A human development organization, ERDA Foundation (or ERDA) provides educational assistance to children of poor families so that they can finish an elementary education. It runs community-based preschool classes to help prepare poor preschoolers for elementary school. Tie-up arrangements enable ERDA to extend its educational assistance and preschool programs nationwide. To complement its educational programs in the Metro Manila area, ERDA runs community-based livelihood and health programs, and a continuing education program which provides values formation and leadership training.

    ERDA envisions a nation where all children will have access to quality education that they might have decent human life and prepare them for a better future.

    “Improve the quality of life of marginalized Filipino children and youth by providing greater access to basic education through educational assistance, capability building and advocacy activities while effectively strengthening their capacities, their families and stakeholders in the community”


    • to participate in initiatives and efforts toward ensuring access to quality basic education
    • to enable families to support and maintain their children in school;
    • to organize and develop functional children's and people organizations for them to effectively manage and sustain their own program / projects;
    • to raise the levels of awareness and participation of children, youth, women and families in addressing issues and concerns affecting them;
    • to ensure organizational viability and sustainability;
    • to promote and enhance staff's organizational commitment, professional competence and welfare towards the fulfillment of the mission of the foundation; and
    • to develop a systematic compilation and consolidation to serve as reference for the development of strategies, materials, and publications.




    66 Linaw Steet
    Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City
    1114 Metro Manila
    Exec. Director: (63 2) 743-0382
    Prog. Mgr.: (63 2) 732-7815
    (02) 732-3198 /

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