Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nestle Phils distributes books for South Cotabato school kids

Nestle Phils distributes books for South Cotabato school kids
By Danny Escabarte
PIA News Agency 
October 20, 2010

Butuan City - "Books hasten the learning process. The more we read, the more knowledge we gain and better pupils we become", says Anthony John Bercades, Grade VI student, as he received the books handed to him by Dennis Llovido, Nestle' Philippines AVP for Transport Operation and Connie Deligero, CSR Officer from Ramcar-Motolite, Inc.

With funds generated from used recycled batteries under the Balik-Baterya Program, Nestle' and Motolite purchased textbooks for school children of Teresita Elementary School and Ambalgan Elementary School all of Sto. Niño Town in South Cotabato. Both schools have a total enrolment of 209 and 572 students respectively.

As member company of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Nestle' and Motolite has been in the forefront of addressing shortage of textbooks among target public schools in Mindanao and other parts of the country as an expression of corporate social responsibility for depressed communities. (PBSP-MRO/PIA-Caraga)