Globe Telecom gets its volunteerism programs in full swing to help various communities affected by the siege in Marawi City in Mindanao.
Just recently, Globe turned over a total of 20 bikes made by a total of 80 volunteers under its “Build-A-Bike” program. These bikes were donated to children in Marawi aged three to six years old in order to uplift their spirits following the tragic events that took in the city last year. Globe partnered with the Philippine Air Force and the Marawi Task Force to have these bikes delivered from Manila to Laguindingan Airport in Mindanao.
“We hope this initiative will bring joy once more to the displaced children of Marawi. Globe is one with the nation in rebuilding the affected communities in Marawi,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.
Globe Telecom, as an organization, and its employees are strongly dedicated in helping rebuild the lives of the people in Marawi. The real work for this initiative has just begun and we will continue to support rebuilding phase in line with our commitment to nation building,” Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.
The bike donations were undertaken in partnership with the Love of Christ Global Ministry (LGCM) from Singapore. From this partnership, a total of 80 Globe employees and LGCM members volunteered their time and effort in putting together the bikes for the benefit of children in Marawi.
Globe also partnered with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Lanao del Sur to help send gifts to around 70 kids in Marawi. These gifts consist of various school supplies that include portfolio cases, notebooks, writing pads, pencil case, pens, pencils, crayons, among others. Aside from the school supplies, the kids also received a hygiene kit that came in a sling bag containing white T-shirts, face towels, bath soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, a toy and a Globe gift card.
In collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Globe had also provided last year free calls and text messages to prepaid customers to help Marawi residents and the soldiers to reconnect with their families.
In partnership with Rise Against Hunger (RAH), an international non-government organization and the National Telecommunications Commission, Globe also brought in 300 of its employees to volunteer for a meal packaging program that resulted to a total of 100 meal boxes, for the benefit of Marawi residents.