Energy Development Corp. has collaborated with the Project Aral program of National Bookstore Foundation Inc. (NBSFI) for its yearly corporate social responsibility project of financial support and charity of school supplies to over 25,000 students in various regions of the country where the geothermal energy company operates.
"Our collaboration with EDC is a testament to our ongoing support for each and every Filipino child's education," said Bea Andrea A. Torres, NBS Foundation Executive Director. "We firmly believe that by integrating EDC and NBSFI activities, we are capable of serving more children and make learning available or open to them. EDC has aided us to widen our Project Aral initiative to regions that we still haven't covered in the past few years. Allan Barcena, education is their stakeholders ' most basic ensures of building capacity, encouraging them to make their lives better and contributing to a positive impact on society and the environment.
"The objective of this easy yet long-running project of ours is to enhance pupil schooling by offering them with the right tools and tools for learning," he said.
National campaign beneficiaries included more than 15,500 students in the Visayas, 5,000 Manobo aboriginal community pupils in Mindanao, and 4,500 school children in Luzon through 85 partner campuses. The attempt, along with local authorities, is a private-public partnership between EDC and its partners.
EDC is the leading renewable energy company in the country and one of the world's largest suppliers of geothermal energy. The plants in specific regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been providing the Philippines for almost 40 years with 1,457.8 megawatts of clean and renewable energy.
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