Update on Ayala Foundation’s ‘Yolanda’ Fund-Raising (29 Nov)
After responding to the immediate needs of families affected by Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), Ayala Foundation has now set in motion the process of addressing some of the long-term needs of select typhoon-devastated communities.
Ayala Foundation has identified two communities in the northern portion of Negros Occidental, where it can implement house-repair, school-rebuilding, and sustainable livelihood projects. These communities are found in the cities of Sagay and Cadiz.
AFI will be distributing shelter kits that will help 100 families begin the process of repairing their homes. Comprising these shelter kits are GI sheets, plywood, sand, cement, and repair tools.
Ayala Foundation is also coordinating with the Department of Education to plan the reconstruction of two public schools in Sagay and Cadiz. After the reconstruction, Ayala Foundation, together with its partners, will bring the Text2Teach project to public elementary schools in the areas. Text2Teach uses mobile technology to deliver high-quality learning materials in English, Math, Science, and Values Education. Text2Teach is a partnership project spearheaded by the Department of Education, Nokia, Globe, Pearson, Toshiba, and Ayala Foundation.
To re-energize economic activity in Sagay and Cadiz, Ayala Foundation is helping repair the boats of (or providing new ones for) fishermen working and living in the coastal areas. This project will be implemented in partnership with the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation.
To implement these projects Sagay and Cadiz, Ayala Foundation need at least PhP38.66 million.
As of November 29, Ayala Foundation has raised PhP10.8 million in cash and PhP10.5 in pledges. Of the cash donations, a total of PhP6.7 million has been deployed, and were allocated for the feeding initiatives of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (PhP4.37 million, reaching roughly 8,000 families); feeding of Tacloban residents who had evacuated to Cebu, in partnership with the Ayala Business Club Cebu (PhP200,000, reaching 2,000 individuals); the transport of relief goods, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (PhP60,000); and through Globe Telecom, the construction of “Bangon Pinoy Hubs” in Leyte (PhP2 million).
Ayala Foundation has also distributed mobile phones (provided by Nokia) and SIM cards (provided by Globe) for ground workers of the World Food Programme and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The foundation also partnered with the rest of the Ayala group of companies to organize the “One Big Ayala Volunteer Night” at the Department of Social Welfare and Development on November 22. As many as 1,900 Ayala citizens, as well as friends and loved ones, helped repack relief goods in various DSWD sites.
To date, the following institutions have contributed significantly to Ayala Foundation’s Yolanda efforts:
- Mitsubishi Corp.
- Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation
- Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
- Far Eastern University
- Factoran and Associates Law Offices
- M. Walsh Milestone Group
- Great Eastern Resins Phils. Industrial Corp.
- Ayala Land Sales
- Premium Wine Exchange, Inc.
- Tobii Technology AB
- IATTS Forum Philippines
- Sinag Software Solutions
- Computer Simulation Tech
- Taters Enterprises
- Nail Tropics
- Prosciuttificio Dok Dall
- Urbanamerica Advisors
- North Beacon Commercial Corp.
- Makati Parking Authority
- AHYI and Co.
- Superguardian Corporation
- Bonifacio Hotel Ventures, Inc.
- Centersquare Investment MGMT Holdings
To see our Yolanda FAQs, visit this page.
You may also visit our Laging Handa page here.
To access our donation channels, visit here.
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