Manulife partners with 3 NGOs for social development programs
MANULIFE Philippines has partnered with three non-governmental organizations for its corporate social responsibility initiatives focusing on health and well-being, inclusive economic opportunity and environmental sustainability.
Manulife, a subsidiary of international financial services provider Manulife, on Wednesday signed contracts with Gawad Kalinga, the Corazon Sanchez Atayde Foundation (CSAMF) and the Haribon Foundation.
“We have partnered with three NGOs that are aligned with our values and have the knowledge, expertise, experience and track record to effect positive change,” said Melissa Henson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from Manulife.
“By collaborating with these organizations, we believe we can maximize engagement with our sustainability programs and impact the communities we serve.”
The company will support Gawad Kalinga‘s The Goodbye Gutom program, which helps 300 families in 30 locations across the country grow their own food. They will also work to establish learning centers, where five Gawad Kalinga villages can access the internet for virtual lessons.
With CSAMF, Manulife is expanding its existing partnership for a financial counseling program to 1,200 students from 100 two years ago.
For nature conservation group Haribon Foundation, Manulife will support its Forests for Life movement, adopting 12 hectares of land in Laguna, Quezon and Rizal, where 15,000 native trees will be planted to improve soil quality and Water retention. — Tobias Jared Tomas