Assumption College unveils school building donated by Henry Sy Foundation
Assumption College San Lorenzo has unveiled its new five-story building that will serve as a home to the school’s transformative learning programs and courses for adults.
Named after SM group of companies founder Henry Sy Sr., the hall is home to “iNay: Circle of Leaders and Learners,” Assumption College’s set of programs that provides life skills and transformative education for adults.
The Henry Sy Sr. Hall was donated by the Henry Sy Foundation.
In the building’s inauguration on Wednesday night, Assumption President Dr. Carmen Lourdes “Pinky” Valdes said that the hall is a sign that the Sy family cares about people and education.
“You didn’t have to do this. You can put your money somewhere else. Why in a school? Why did you do this in La Salle, in Miriam, and Assumption? Why in a school?” Valdes said in her remarks.
“Because I think the Sys understand there’s only one thing that will change society—education. You cannot do it any other way. You can give people money but if you don’t educate them, it doesn’t work,” she added.
Valdes also recognized Sy-Coson’s indispensable role to the SM group of companies’ exponential growth in the past decades, noting that if Sy is a visionary, Sy-Coson is a catalyst who makes her father’s vision happen.
“I remember this line so well that it is in your plaque over there. I said, ‘Wow, you must be a visionary.’ This is where’s her humility is, she said: ‘No, my father is a visionary. I just make it happen,’” Valdes said.
The Henry Sy Sr. Hall, designed by renowned Architect William Coscolluela, is comprised of state-of-the-art facilities. The five-story building includes: the Paradiso Exhibit Hall; Pamana Museum; Liwanag Innovation Center; Little Theater; Biyaya Gathering Hall; Chinshi Contemplation Place; Entheos; Harmony & Discovery; and Ani Culinary Corner.
iNay: Circle of Leaders and Learners offers various courses and programs (called as “circles”) for individuals or groups. These are: the Entheos Retreat; Dance Therapy, Drums and Movement, Team Improv, and Yoga under the Wellness Circle; Public Presentation Skills under the Leadership Circle; and Basic English Cycle 1 and Interview Skills: How to get the job under the Learners Circle.
Other courses include: Planting Seeds of Kindness with Nimo Patel and Ghandi 3.0 with Nipun Mehta under the Talking Circle; Tangling Workshop, Terrarium Making, and The Art of Collage under the Craft Circle; and Cooking and Heirloom Recipes under the Culinary Circle.
The programs pay tribute to Philippine mothers as part of the institution’s efforts to provide bigger roles for women leaders.
For more information and bookings, please contact Ms. Princess Corrado at 09173003341 or (02) 8170757 local 1016 or email them at [email protected].