Equipment firm donates laptops, train students in Microsoft apps

Filipino-owned BJ Marthel International Inc. (BMJII), a leading supplier of heavy equipment and diesel marine products to various industries, has donated green-certified laptops to senior high school students for their training on various Microsoft Office programs.

“This will certainly enhance the “employability of these graduating students once they join the workplace,” said to BJMII President Alejandro Kanaan Jr. Already, senior high school students of St. Paul School Paranaque have begun their training on various Microsoft Office programs recently.

The hardware donation came with 20 training software, which is already installed in the donated laptops, with focus on Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel. This training program will make participating students proficient in creating, formatting, editing, and managing spreadsheets, presentations, and databases using Microsoft Excel.

Sis. Bernadette Padawel, the school directress of St. Paul Paranaque, said the decision to participate in and support this project is “an innovative step allowing their students to participate in this CSR initiative has greatly boosted their competitive advantage in job employability once they graduate and transition to the professional workplace.”

BJ Marthel International Inc (BJMII), which has been supplying heavy equipment to industrial and marine facilities for over 38 years, has decided to adopt this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program of equipping senior students with this useful Microsoft training software

Kanaan said their CSR program is “consistent with the company’s overall policy of making a meaningful contribution to the community and environment ultimately leading to a more sustainable and equitable future for all.”

The training will be facilitated by Audentes Technologies, BJMII’s partner in community and youth development. Each program will be tailored to meet Saint Paul's students' unique needs, via online, making them accessible to individuals who may not be able to attend in-person training sessions,” said Raphael Justin Paguyo, BJMII vice president and CSR head.

"We believe that education and training are essential to unlocking the potential of individuals and communities. We hope these programs will help St. Paul's students and staff build the skills they need to succeed personally and professionally,” Paguyo added.

CSR.jpg **LAPTOP and MICROSOFT TRAINING FOR STUDENTS -- **Representatives of BJMII and Audentes Technology turn over the laptops to St. Paul Paranaque. (L-R): Francis Xavier Hernandez, vice president of Audentes Technologies, Raphael Justin  Paguyo Vice President for Marketing and Head of CSR of BJ Martel International, Sr. Bernadette Padawel, School Directress of St. Paul Paranaque, and Marie Sol Reyes St. Paul Paranaque SHS Coordinator of St. Paul Paranaque.****

St. Paul is a well-respected organization that has been providing educational opportunities to underprivileged communities for over 70 years. The school offers a wide range of programs for children in kindergarten to high school.

Recently, as part of BJMII's CSR programs, the company deployed heavy equipment in relief operations in Leyte, in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. The company has a long-standing commitment to social responsibility and is involved in several initiatives to support the environment, education, and health.