The F.U.S.E. Foundation (For the Upgrading of the Standard of Education) Inc. is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a non-stock, non-profit organization on April 12, 1994, started by Sen. Edgardo Angara and Dr. Salvador Escudero, both Chairs of Education Committee in the House of Congress. Together with Dr. Lucio Tan, they discussed how the state of education in the country might be raised. The Foundation partnered with the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education and Development and the People’s Television Network, 120 TV lesson episodes (40 in each of the three subject areas) were produced and aired. A group of educators were tapped, together with Center for Excellence in Teacher Education, to conduct seminar and trainings to teachers in public schools. Its main office is located in 12A Pearl of the Orient Tower, 1240 Roxas Blvd., Ermita, Manila. The Foundation has 2 regular staff, 4 project-based staff, 1 part-time staff, 7 regular volunteers, and 11 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for 1 year on August 22, 2006 which ended on August 21, 2007. The Foundation renewed its certification on November 3, 2013 and was given one-year which ended on November 04, 2014. On its second renewal, it was certified for 3 years on October 15, 2013 which ended on October 14, 2016.
From humble beginnings as a small group, the Foundation’s roster of members has grown to over 200, representing prestigious universities, colleges, schools, government, and the private sector.
The Foundation has conscientiously carried out its primary objective of training teachers and continues to undertake activities designed to upgrade teacher capability in English, Science, and Mathematics. The Foundation acknowledges that reforming the country’s educational system should begin by improving teachers’ skills and teaching methods, knowing too well that quality teachers make quality students. In doing all these, FUSE is able to help thousands of students especially in the depressed areas.