Special Report on the Economy

A culture of giving

TELUS International Philippines Community Board has made donations to seven Philippine grassroots foundations amounting to P4.4 million (CAD $ 110,000). Warren Tait, vice president for Marketing and Culture of TIP, says for a company or a person to be good in business, you have to be good to the community.

Philippine Business for Social Progress receives
CAD $52,698 cheque from Telus International
Project Pearls, Museo Pambata Foundation, Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Talim Island Academy Foundation, Kythe Inc, and Virlanie Foundation will receive up to CAD $10,000 each, while Philippine Business for Social Progress will be granted nearly CAD $60,000 as TIP Community Board continues to solidify its commitment to its philosophy "we give where we live."

Education for poor children has always been a priority for Project Pearls and Talim Island Academy Foundation, who teach underprivileged children from Bulacan and Rizal, respectively.

The scale is even larger for Philippine Business for Social Progress, which is rebuilding several schools that have been devastated in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda.

Project Pearls is on its
way to build a learning
center in Bulacan.
Virlanie Foundation, while still focused on the poor, seeks to address a specific sector by caring for children with special developmental needs. The foundation hopes to empower such beneficiaries to become self-sufficient members of society by allowing them to learn productive and income generating skills.

Kythe Foundation seeks to facilitate learning and development for under-privileged children who are confined in hospitals, though not necessarily limited to those with developmental conditions.

Kythe Inc., one of the
organizations which
received grant from TIP,
focuses on providing
opportunities to children
confined in hospitals.
Education involves multiple facets, and the Museo Pambata Foundation offers a broad range of creative and educational services for children.

The Center for Research and Communication Foundation seeks a similar approach, albeit through sports.

TIP invites charitable organizations to apply for one-time funding for projects in the areas of health and wellness, education and sports, and arts and culture. Previous grantees include Tulay ng Kabataan, Feed Hungry Minds, and Ballet Philippines, among others.

To apply for a TELUS International Philippines Community Board funding, visit www.telus.com/community.

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