The largest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines consistently upholds its commitment to sustain a healthier Filipino community with the Unilab Foundation.
Since 2011, Unilab Foundation has made it a top priority to make health and education within reach for communities that desperately need them.
Celebrating children’s events in style
One of the foundation’s first programs is Play It Forward. Launched in 2012, that first offered development and therapy for children afflicted by natural calamities. Since then, it expanded further by celebrating children’s months or days so they can enjoy their childhood.
Last November 20, it celebrated World Children’s Day with an event called ‘Kiddielympics,’ where 30 to 40 children played Filipino-inspired games at the Fe Del Mundo Medical Center in Quezon City.
Then on November 22, it commemorated National Children’s Month and National Play Advocacy Week at the Philippine Heart Center’s PediaCare by organizing a party. At the last day of the National Play Advocacy Week, PIF made a joint activity celebration called “Bata, Kasali Ka” with the Council For the Welfare of Children, National Youth Commission, World Vision, Museo Pambata along with other National Steering Committee on Children’s Rights Advocacy (NSC-CRA).
Giving new hope to PWDs
Formerly Project Inclusion, the Project Inclusion Network aims to provide employment opportunities to persons with disabilities (PWDs). One of its core beliefs is that if a person with disabilities when given proper support and the right condition can thrive in the workplace. It has now over 137 partner organizations ranging from government, advocacy groups, and academe sectors.
Since its launch in 2013, some 1,809 people with disabilities were given the opportunity to work from more comprehensive backgrounds including ice cream shops, corporations, and social enterprises.
Ideas Positive 10th anniversary
The 10th anniversary of Ideas Positive invited Sangguniang Kabataan Councils who exhibit passion, creativity, and innovation about health to join the competition. The contest received a total of 144 entries and then after a two-tier screening process, about 31 made it to the live screening round.
Last December 20, 10 finalists hailing from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao were announced. The top 10 finalists with their project names and teams are as follows: Project Daloy by the Water Mech Team from Bataan, Project Tuklas by team Life Pals from Sultan Kudarat, Project Cli+Med by team Cli+Med from Leyte, Vaccination Alternative Classrom Learning Activities by team Back-to-Vacc champions from Nueva Ecija, Project Iqrah by team 3i from Tawi-Tawi, MENtalk Movement by team BSYO from Rizal, Project KaiSAFEpan by team Red Cats from Camarines Norte, Project Saguna by team Hikma from Cotabato, Project Hello Yosi, Goodbye by team Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat from Bataan, and Project Makakaya by team Gabay from Aklan.
Heads Up PH launches Philippine Play Coalition
Heads Up PH celebrated Children’s Month last November to promote play as a children’s right. It was held at Quezon City Memorial Circle where 300 Filipinos of all ages flew hundreds of paper planes to commemorate the launch of Philippine Play Coalition. About 198 partners from public, private, and government sector joined the launch like Council for the Welfare of Children, World Vision Development Foundation, Unilab Foundation, Unang Hakbang Foundation, Educo Philippines, Kythe Foundation, and Tukod Foundation.