Save the Children Philippines held a partners’ day at Sheraton Manila Hotel, the official event venue partner, to recognize the valuable role of its corporate and institutional donors, gift-in-kind donors and media agencies for their commitment in uplifting the lives of Filipino children most impacted by inequality and discrimination – from raising awareness on issues faced by children to generously funding and supporting the programs of Save the Children.
One of the event’s highlights was when guests were served with a small portion of rice and kropek (fish crackling) – a typical meal of the children in Samar. This experience was a glimpse of reality to the 3.4 million Filipino families who experience hunger.
“Hunger is depriving a generation of Filipino children of their rights and heavily impacts their growth and development. The role of the private sector and corporate partners, as well as institutional donors, is ever expanding. Your support and active participation are crucial in accelerating progress for children and creating a lasting change in their lives,” said Atty. Albert Muyot, Save the Children Philippines CEO .
In 2021, Save the Children Philippines was able to reach 4.4 million individuals, including children, through its health and nutrition, education, protection, and humanitarian work in 15 regions in the Philippines.
“Save the Children cannot do it alone. The government, civil society groups and NGOs, communities, children and their families, and of course, the private sector including your respective companies, - need to work together to put an end to child hunger in the Philippines. We need a whole -of -nation approach,” Ms. Universe Charity Pauline Amelinckx.
Mars-Wrigley Foundation, Cargill, and Sony Corporation were awarded with the Grant Funding Merit for providing support that enabled Save the Children to conceptualize and implement longer term projects from start to completion.
Corporate Fundraisers, Marriott Worldwide Business Councils Philippines, Real Asset Management, and Atlassian were granted with the Corporate Fundraiser Merit for funding and supporting Save the Children Philippines’ health, education, protection, and humanitarian work.
The Campaign Merit Award was awarded to Micro Focus, Axa Asia & Africa, and Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc., for providing creative resources to the organization to effectively raise awareness in campaigns such as #SavetheChildrenfromHunger.
QBE Foundation, Shein, and Prudence Foundation were granted the Emergency Response Merit award for assisting in Super Typhoon Odette Response in Bohol, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte.
Netsuite, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc., and Robinsons Handyman Inc., provided essential and strategic resources for Save the Children Philippines’ programs allowing the organization to increase its support to affected children and their families.
GMA Network, Business Mirror, and ABS-CBN were awarded with Media Merit for their important work in raising public awareness on the issues, challenges, and situation of Filipino children and their families.
“Because of your unwavering support we have a new generation of children who are better prepared to meet present and future challenges,” said Mike Novell, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children Philippines.
The event showcased an interactive exhibit of products and services of Save the Children and its partners. Actor Adrian Lindayag graced the event with a special performance.