Thursday, May 27, 2010

SMC donates reading materials for Brigada Eskwela 2010

PBSP Brigada Eskwela 2010 Highlights
SMC donates reading materials for Brigada Eskwela 2010    

The fight against illiteracy in the country continues.

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), in an effort to improve the education standards of public schools in Cebu, donated more than P100,000.00 worth of reading materials for the schoolchildren through the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the largest corporate-led foundation for social development in the country.

The books were given to Cabancalan I Elementary School in Mandaue City and Sunog Elementary School and Cambagocbok Elementary School in Magsaysay, Cebu as additional reading materials for their libraries.

There are approximately 240 to 1,080 pupils from each school.

San Miguel Corporation Communications Officer Romelinda Garces (left) 
turns over the books to PBSP represented by Maria Bunao (right). 
The books will benefit 240 to 1,080 pupils of 
Cabancalan Elementary School, Sunog Elementary School 
and Cambagocbok Elementary School.

The donation is part of SMC's CSR initiatives in support of PBSP's Brigada Eskwela from May 24 to 28, where the foundation helped repair and paint classrooms from Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo and Samar.

SMC visayas Communications Officer Romelinda Garces said that SMC's brand of corporate social responsibility has always been focused on the development of the individual. For years, SMC also conducted supplemental feeding and provided medical supplements to its communities to ensure that this goal is reached.

The books, which were donated by SMC employees, include textbooks, and workbooks, children's stories and student journals, fiction novels, hard-bound documentaries and educational magazines, among others.

 THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE. Elementary pupils of 
Cabancalan I Elementary School take a grab of the 
reading materials donated by San Miguel Corporation.