The Students’ Transformation and Enrichment for Truth-Values Integration and Promotion (STET-VIP) Inc. was founded in 1995 by Dr. Vivian A. Gonzales, who was then Dean of Students at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on August 9, 2005 for the purpose of providing capability building of educators and stakeholders to undertake values education through civic welfare training service with their students in their respective communities, monitoring and evaluation of projects undertaken to benefit communities. STET-VIP has since helped over 800 Higher Education Institutions and TESDA-Supervised Institutions who have participated in its 56 Qualifying Courses. Its main office is located at One Tepeyac Place, Gov. San Luis Rd., Putho-Tuntungin, Los Baños, Laguna. It’s satellite office is in First Grade Finance, Inc., Unit 2601, 26th Floor, 88 Corporate Center, 141 Valero cor. Sedeño St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. The foundation has 2 part-time staff, 30 regular volunteers and 5 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 1 year on October 13, 2006 and which ended on October 12, 2007. First Renewal was certified for 3 years on November 28, 2008 and which ended on November 27, 2010. Second Renewal was certified for 3 years on May 3, 2011 and which ended on April 1, 2014. According to Dr. Gonzales, the reason for the delay of its application for renewal is that the CHED failed to renew STET-VIP’s accreditation for more than 3 years after all needed documents were submitted. A follow-up letter was sent to CHED, however the staff handling the matter has already resigned. Thus, they needed to re-submit all the voluminous requirements. However, Dr. Gonzales also applied for a Certificate of Partnership with DepEd and it was approved last May 19, 2017.
Its purposes, among others are “to develop social entrepreneurs serving communities as value-driven innovators for progress; to protect and enhance the Filipino youth’s physical, mental, spiritual and socio-emotional well-being, inculcate patriotism, nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs; and to promote and integrate values education, transformational leadership, and sustainable social mobilization for youth and family development, community building, national renewal, and global solidarity; and to eventually expand the advocacy to DepEd schools through fourth year high school students enrolled in Citizen Advancement Training/National Service Program (CAT/NSP)”. The organization’s programs now focus on the implementation of Citizen Advancement Training (CAT) and to prepare Grade 10 learners for the mandatory National Service Training Program (NSTP).