Group M, an international media investment company headed by Mr. Meckoy Quioge, chose Project Malasakit as their beneficiary for 2012.
Out of their corporate social responsibility and the goodness of their employees, they were able to raise Php1.1 million for us!
Group M, an international media investment company headed by Mr. Meckoy Quioge conducted a fund raising activity last February dubbed as “Amazing Raise”, for the Mangyan Tribe communities of Project Malasakit. The activity is part of Group M’s annual activity aptly named : “The Power of One”. This is Group M’s corporate social responsibility wherein Group M companies all over the world coincide a day of activity to give back to a community.
For 2012, Group M Philippines chose Project Malasakit as their beneficiary – specifically for the Mangyan communities in Bansud, Mindoro Oriental.
Out of the goodness of their employees, and solicitation from other companies, they were able to raise Php1.1 million for us!
The money will go to the poor Mangyan communities in Mindoro. We have identified three areas in Bansud, Mindoro Oriental to benefit from the donation, and we hope to expand our outreach projects to the next town of Bongabong.
There are no roads, no health facilities, no potable water system and no electricity in many upland communities in Bansud, Mindoro (specifically sitio apnagan, sitio dyangdang and sitio sawmill). The Mangyan families live in extreme poverty. Project Malasakit in our aim to provide solar power and build a potable water system in these poor communities, provided Solar Energy to Sitio Dyangdang last December 2011 (click to know more).
There is still so much more work to be done and this wonderful gift of compassion from Group M will truly make a big difference in the lives of our poor Mangyan brothers.