Christmas came early to the kids of Nabuclod as Hann Philippines Inc. (HPI) through its charity arm, Widus Foundation Inc. (WFI), gives Floridablanca a big boost by building the municipality’s first Child Development Center for Aeta kids.
Widus Foundation Executive Director Neki Liwanag together with Philippine Air Force executives and LGU officials led the official turnover of the newly built Child Development Center held at Nabuclod.
The day care rehabilitation project includes the construction of the new building and provision of basic school facilities, plus other donations of learning materials from Hann employees.
Liwanag, who recognizes the challenges in the remote areas of Pampanga and Tarlac, hopes that the foundation’s day care project dubbed as “My First School’” could help improve the quality of education being given to the public especially to the indigent and indigenous children from far flung communities.
“We at Hann will continue to work with the Philippine Airforce, CDC, LGUs, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in improving the general public’s access to good education and basic learning materials. This is just the beginning of the many more projects we have in the pipeline. Rest assured that we do not stop here,” Liwanag said.
An avid and enthusiastic CSR partner of WFI, the Philippine Air Force Commander Major General Augustine Malinit also gladly expressed his assurance in providing support to the foundation’s project especially to the indeginous children.
“With the combination of the generosity and teamwork of everyone, this new day care center is like an advance Christmas gift to the kids of Nabuclod. We are glad to partner with WFI in these community projects and we look forward to more collaborations with them and the LGU,” Malinit said.
For his part, Aeta community representative and Nabuclod school teacher Rodrigo Santos expressed their gratitude to Hann and its partners for the seemingly early Christmas gift that was given to their youth.
“We are very thankful to Hann, the Philippine Airforce, NCIP, MSWDO, PAGCOR and our beloved LGUs for their sincere generosity and dedication in giving our Aeta children a better place for learning. We almost lost hope in 2019 when a strong earthquake ruined our make-shift school. Now, we consider that incident as a blessing as it paved the way for us to have better and more colorful schools for the community. We hope this project reaches more communities in need,” the teacher said.