Sun Life Foundation Marks 10th Anniversary With New Projects
Sun Life – Philippines Foundation, Inc. is marking its 10th anniversary by partnering with different organizations and launching seven new projects focused on education, health and wellness and the environment.
In partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc., Sun Life Foundation will construct a Linear Park with a lighted pathway in the Tumana-Malanday Creek in Marikina City. The project will benefit 19,000 households in the area and is expected to impact peace and order in the community and promote security especially at night with the mounting of the lighted pathways. There are also plans to maximize adjacent areas for family wellness activities, thus encouraging community ownership and promoting the bayanihan spirit.
Sun Life Foundation will also work with Children of Asia for the Comprehensive Education Sponsorship Program, which will help 208 elementary and high school students living in slum areas in Cebu pursue their studies.
Another project in line with education is the Project 120 Classrooms, which is in partnership with Children’s Hour. The project was launched way back 2015 to assist the rebuilding of schools affected by the Bohol earthquake and Super Typhoon Yolanda. This 2017, Sun Life Foundation and Children’s Hour will build more school buildings in remote areas in Leyte and Camarines Sur
Health care services will be the main focus of the project with Gota de Leche, which will have 280 beneficiaries from disadvantaged communities in Manila, Ifugao, Guimaras, and Gilutangan Island, Cebu.
Sun Life Foundation and International Care Ministries will work together for the Family Academy program, which will provide children with personalized one-on-one learning sessions at home, and will support holistic development that will focus on intensive parent/child coaching, health and sanitation practices, provision of nutri-packs to families, start-up business trainings, loans and savings group, and parenting classes.
Sun Life Foundation will also continue its partnership with Kythe Foundation, wherein it will support three programs: educational assistance for cancer survivors, Kythe Survivor’s Day - A Bootcamp for Kythe Survivors, and the Share-a-Fare program.
Working hand-in-hand with UNILAB Foundation, Sun Life Foundation will also sponsor innovative programs that will address the health needs of communities and will also empower and equip the youth to help underserved communities.
“Sun Life Foundation is thankful for the partners who have accepted our offer to partner with them in their mission and advocacies. Hopefully, we can have more projects together,” said Alex Narciso, president of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. and Sun Life Foundation. “More than the tangible help we are able to extend through the programs we mount, it’s really the gift of presence that matters. What we do helps fan the fires of hope and encourage people – especially the youth – to keep dreaming. That’s exactly the secret to having a brighter future: to keep on dreaming. That’s why giving them hope is very important.”