Cebu Pacific and GMA Kapuso Foundation reach out to public school kids with Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan project
In line with its commitment to serve every Juan, Cebu Pacific has partnered with GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan (UHSK) for the third consecutive year.
GMA Kapuso Foundation’s UHSK project provides backpacks with a complete set of school supplies to incoming Grade 1 pupils in remote and far-flung areas all over the Philippines, just in time for the start of the school year.
GMA Kapuso Foundation continues its mission, this time with a partnership with Cebu Pacific (CEB).
“This project emphasizes the importance of education and provides hope to children from impoverished families nationwide. As they get to experience their first steps toward learning, GMA Kapuso Foundation’s backpacks with pencils, notebooks, and crayons go a long way in keeping underprivileged children in school,” said GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Executive Vice President Mel Tiangco.
Since 2010, Cebu Pacific has been assisting the Kapuso Foundation in reaching out to thousands of underprivileged school children by providing free cargo service to transport school supplies nationwide.
This year, Cebu Pacific has transported over 8,000 kilos worth of school supplies from Manila to Tacloban and Zamboanga. The airline also provided tickets for the GMA Kapuso Foundation teams to reach places like Surigao del Sur, Cotabato, General Santos, Samar, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga del Norte and Tawi-Tawi.
“It is through the support of corporate partners like Cebu Pacific that the Kapuso Foundation is able to sustain programs like this. Because Cebu Pacific flies to the most number of destinations in the country, their help has been very valuable in helping us reach out to more school children in need,” added Tiangco.
Aside from Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan, Cebu Pacific has been GMA Kapuso Foundation’s partner in fulfilling its advocacy of reaching out to Filipino communities. The airline provides free cargo services for the foundation’s projects including Give-A-Gift during Christmas, medical missions and relief operations in times of natural calamities.
Like Cebu Pacific, individuals and organizations can also take part in reaching out to underprivileged Filipinos through GMA Kapuso Foundation. To make a donation, deposit under the account name GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. For Metrobank, the account numbers are 3-098-51034-7 (Peso Savings) and 2-098-00244-2 with code MBTC PH MM (Dollar Savings). For Banco de Oro, the account numbers are 469-0022189 (Peso Savings) and 469-0072135 with swift code BNOR PH MM (Dollar Savings). For more information, contact the foundation at tel. no. 982-77-77 loc. 9901, 9904, or 9905, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.kapusofoundation.com.
Cebu Pacific Air continues to aid partner institutions and organizations in extending help and advocating education to Filipinos all over the country. For more information on CEB projects for the environment and education, visit www.cebupacificair.com.