There are millions of indigenous people in the Philippines, and a majority of the younger generations have limited access to quality education.
In 1991, the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SFIC) started literacy classes for communities of indigenous Filipinos in the mountain villages of Zambales. One community, in particular, is the small town of Mangan-Vaca in Subic where they now run the Saint Francis Learning Center, a school for the Aeta youth, with a clear mission of empowering Aeta people so they could live as equals with the rest of the community.
As part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, Fujidenzo, the leading provider of quality home and commercial appliances in the country, held an outreach program for the Aeta students of Saint Francis Learning Center to support this mission of the SFIC.
Aside from bringing cheer to the students and teachers by providing an afternoon of fun and entertainment, the company also donated some basic supplies as well as small appliances to be used inside their classrooms.
“Fujidenzo is known for producing durable and energy-efficient appliances because our goal is to give the highest level of satisfaction to all our customers. Since quality is our number one priority, we also aim to improve the quality of life of all Filipinos through CSR programs like this,” said Joy Catiis-Cruz, Marketing Manager of Fujidenzo Appliances.
“Education empowers the youth and gives them the necessary tools and skills to help them reach their full potential. And we know that learning can be greatly affected by classroom conditions which is why in our own little way, we hope to have helped in providing a comfortable atmosphere conducive to learning,” explained Cruz.
Should you also wish to extend your assistance, you may visit them at Saint Francis Learning Center located at Nibangon Mangan-Vaca Subic, Zambales or you may get in touch with SFIC Sr. Mary Francis Borje at (0939) 7529535.