SmarTrade, together with ATFX Cares, Cebu Pacific Air, and GenSys Global Solutions, Inc, distributed relief goods to a municipality in Bohol as part of a rehabilitation project to aid many communities still suffering from no electricity and lack of potent drinking water in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette.
This was held in collaboration with the local government units headed by Panglao Mayor Leonila Montero and Councilor Aya Caindec.
Together with the Panglao Tourism Office and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Panglao, SmarTrade volunteers reached out to a municipality in Bohol that had not been reached yet by any relief efforts – the Municipality of Bien Unido, which is two hours travel from Panglao by land.
The other beneficiary of the project was Tangnan Habitat, a housing community for people with disabilities (PWD), specifically the blind.
This is SmarTrade’s first outreach project in 2022. It is the company’s way of giving back to the Filipino community for the support they received in the past four years providing financial literacy through their free learning sessions on online trading and other investment topics.
“Every year, SmarTrade has several corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects as our way to go beyond the four walls of our financial learning platform. Calling these initiatives as projects does not fully mirror our intention because, for us, this is not just a company activity,” shares Joyce Ann Mayo, SmarTrade’s President & CEO.
“We truly believe in giving back to the Filipino communities that need our help because this is one way that we can raise each other up. This is aligned to our mission of providing free financial literacy because we wish every Pinoy to learn how they can change their lives through learning financial wellness.”
SmarTrade, together with ATFX Cares, the CSR arm of ATFX, a global leader in online trading, distributed 200 food pails containing a blanket, rice, and canned goods, 100 food bags, 250 water jugs and bottled water as well as 150 hygiene kits. Cebu Pacific Air boarded almost two tons of these donation goods free of charge, while GenSys Global Solutions, Inc. provided the hygiene kits.