At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, TEDSA trained SMS students to sew non-medical grade PPEs.
The SMS was established in 1985 and offers quality free high school education to poor but deserving boys and girls. The boarding school also provides free food, clothing, shelter, and medical and dental services. SMS also offers free vocational courses to their students like automotive servicing, shielded metal arc welding, bookkeeping, dressmaking, bread and pastry production, and technical drafting, to name a few. The SMS in Cavite belongs to a multinational institution dedicated to uplifting underprivileged but bright children. The SMS is supported by the Fr. Al’s Children Foundation Inc. or FACFI. Charlie Rufino, chairman of the FACFI, told INQUIRER.net that their regular fundraising activities were halted because of the pandemic, but they were able to mobilize donations from the private sector to sustain the bubble imposed in the compound in , Cavite.