Caritas Manila and Winford Manila Resort and Casino (WMRC) recently formalized a partnership via a donation made by WMRC to Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).
YSLEP is the flagship program of CARITAS MANILA that aims to break the chains of poverty in the Philippines by providing opportunities for a college education for poor, underprivileged but deserving youth.
Since its inception in 1953, the program boasts over 14,000 graduates and currently supports 5,000 beneficiaries nationwide.
Representing Caritas Manila was Acquisitions Specialist Zita Morales to officially receive the YSLEP donation from WMRC through its Director for Corporate Communications Jami Ledesma.
“Winford Manila shares Caritas’ belief that education is the best means for the underprivileged to overcome poverty,” said Ledesma. “Through the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program, we found the perfect avenue to make college a reality, provide an opportunity to earn a degree, and ultimately breed an empowered graduate with the capacity to create a brighter future.”
In the interest of promoting employee engagement, WMRC also supports Segunda Mana, the donations in-kind program of Caritas Manila. It is a social enterprise that collects second-hand donations, which are converted to cash at Segunda Mana charity outlets in order to sustain its bottom-line development programs. WMRC executives and employees donated their pre-loved clothing and unwanted personal belongings accordingly.
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