Mariwasa Tiles inks P10M CSR pact with DepEd
SPEARHEADING the commitment to uplift the conditions of public schools in the country, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. once again supports the Department of Education Adopt a School Program for the next three (3) years.
This is contained in a Memorandum of Agreement inked between Mariwasa and the DepEd in a formal signing ceremony at L.B Soriano Hall, Seameo Innotech Commonwealth Ave., in Quezon City, last November 27, 2017.
Signing the agreement were Mariwasa President and SCG CBM Country Director Phaskorn Buranawit and DepEd Secretary Leonora Magtolis Briones, witnessed by DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito M.C. Umali and Dr. Margarita Ballesteros, Director of External Partnership.
Under the Program, selected classroom facilities around the country will be renovated in the coming years as part of Mariwasa’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
“We wanted to give back to the community and the best way we can do this is through the Philippines' public schools, because we know that uplifting the conditions of the schools could lead to better learning. This is line with the business philosophy of our mother company SCG, which puts an emphasis on Social Responsibility, caring for the environment and uplifting peoples' lives,” said Buranawit.
Last year, the leading ceramic tile brand adopted more than 100 public schools nationwide under the same DepEd program with a P4 million toilet sanitation renovation project. With the success of the project, the Company has decided to embark on a much bigger project valued at P 10 million in order to improve the quality of educational facilities for the sake of public school students.
Moreover, Mariwasa, in partnership with Tesda, will also conduct tile setting training in areas where the DepEd-identified schools are located. Through this tile setting training, Mariwasa and Tesda will teach local communities how to properly install tiles, a skill which local folks might consider as a livelihood and a way to also help their community.