CLARK, PHILIPPINES – Wyndham Destinations employees in Clark have volunteered and used their green thumbs to support the planting activity and garden cleanup of San Joaquin Elementary School (SJES) in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
Through the company’s sustainability program WYNDGreen, employees from various departments cleaned the school’s vegetable garden that was covered by weeds and tall grass, removed old plastic mulch, and planted new vegetable seedlings.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, public schools in Pampanga have been facing challenges in maintaining their school gardens that also serve as a source of nutritious food for the students. When the students shifted to online classes, the schoolteachers have also faced difficulty maintaining the school facilities.
“We thank the school officials of San Joaquin Elementary School (SJES) for welcoming our team. Our employees are happy to contribute even in a small way. We are lucky to have team members who choose to spend their free time volunteering for these causes,” said Gloria Llamas, Director of Operations of Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific in Clark.
Ms Llamas said that the WYNDGreen looks forward to supporting SJES in the future and hopefully other public schools in the region, especially when “Brigada Eskwela,” the Government’s school maintenance week, starts.
“We are grateful for Wyndham Destinations for the much-needed support. It has been a challenge for us to clean and maintain our school garden because of the pandemic so the students and their parents will truly appreciate what the volunteers have done for us,” said Alan Arches, principal of SJES.
Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership company and a business arm of Travel + Leisure Co, has been organizing environmental projects for its employees in Clark like tree planting, garden and beach cleanups, and fundraising drives for turtle protection.
Through our WYNDGreen program, we aim to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats and prevent pollution. We adopt best practices and build a culture that continuously strives to improve and sustain positive environmental results over time,” said Ms Llamas.