The mission of the SERGIA ESGUERRA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, Inc. [SEMFI] through its two successful school projects – The Philippine Institute for the Deaf (since 1988), Empowering Deaf Children to Listen, Learn, and Talk, and The Integrated School of the Philippines [ISP] (since 2007), Integrating “Speaking” Deaf Graduates with Hearing Peers.. Our whole history, educational philosophy, and programs revolve around this simple, yet powerful, statement.