The most impactful and sustainable corporate social initiatives are driven a company’s mission. This means every program implemented has to be informed by its vision and values to deliver meaningful results.
To that end, a new partnership between Philam Foundation Inc. and LBC Foundation Inc., the CSR arm of the country’s leading courier and express delivery company, LBC Express Inc., hopes to make its mark through the AngatBuhay program.
“AngatBuhay, which is an existing program under Vice President Leni Robredo, is a project that hopes to raise the quality of life of every Filipino family. One of the key advocacies is education—a key focus area of LBC Foundation,” says Nena Wuthrich, executive director, LBC Foundation, Inc. “Through this, we hope to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
As part of the initiative and in support of this program, a school rebuilding effort will be undertaken in Bote Integrated School, Bato, Catanduanes. The original structure, a run-down, six-classroom building, was considered condemned after Typhoon “Nina” ravaged the municipality, completely blowing off the roof and doors of the school building.
Together with Philam Foundation Inc., a single story, two-classroom building intended for 579 elementary students for the community will now be built for the community; in addition to a single-storey, three-classroom structure for Damilag Integrated School in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
Barangay Damilag is recognized as one of the most populous barangays in the municipality, with no accessible high school. The construction of the high school is a way to ensure that children within the district have easy access to education and continue attending school.
he partnership was formalized last April 2017 in the presence of Max Ventura, President of Philam Foundation, Inc., and witnessed with Vice-President Robredo and is slated for completion by July.
“It is a great privilege and immense opportunity for both organizations to have found an initiative that will see the completion of education for some this country’s underserved youth. Through this partnership, we hope to continue to be able to fulfill the vision that the Foundation has set and find meaningful ways to uplift the nation,” Wuthrich said.
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