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IGFI Converts Scrap Pallets into Daycare Chairs!

Time and again, we are confronted with issues and concerns on education. For the past two to three decades, the education sector has been beleaguered with the same problems. Despite of the annual increase in the education budget it is crucial to note that the increase remains grossly insufficient in addressing the needs of basic education. This lack of budget, regrettably, imperils a smooth school opening as shortages in textbooks, chairs, classrooms and teachers continue to plague basic education.

Community daycare centers, considered as the foundation of children’s education, are not spared from experiencing such issues and concerns affecting students’ learning process. Lack of educational materials, equipment and needed furniture like chairs impede the efficient and effective implementation of daycare program.

It is in this context that the ICCP Group Foundation, Inc. (IGFI) initiated a pioneering move to convert scrap pallets into daycare center chairs in partnership with the Procter & Gamble (P&G). From P&G’s donated pallets, IGFI produces daycare chairs and distribute them to its host barangays. 650 daycare chairs out of pallets have thus far produced, and donated to IGFI’s communities in Cabuyao and Calamba, Laguna.

As a counterpart, daycare teachers are mobilized in painting the chairs prior to distribution to their respective daycare centers. At least fifty (50) chairs per center have been provided with pallet chairs.

Among other education projects, IGFI is indeed committed to continue such initiative in partnership with P&G to at best contribute in the increase of participation and completion rate of daycare kids.

About ICCP Group Foundation, Inc. (IGFI)

The ICCP Group Foundation, Inc. (IGFI) is a non-stock, non-profit corporate foundation duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 8, 1997 by a group of incorporators from the Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP) and eighteen (18) other corporations. Its main office is located at 17th Floor Robinsons Summit Center, 6783 Ayala Avenue, 1226 Makati City.

IGFI’s vision is to have empowered partner-communities with sustainable social and economic resources through building self-reliant and self-sufficient partners. IGFI believes that this shall be achieved through the implementation of sustainable, relevant and integrated community development programs in close partnership with and among stakeholders.

Indeed, IGFI pursues sustainable integrated programing.