Rebuilding schools for Typhoon Haiyan's victims
The Philippines suffered from massive destruction when Typhoon Haiyan swept across the country in November last year. To support the rebuilding of schools in Tacloban and Ormoc in Leyte province, two of the worst-hit areas in the Philippines, FWD donated 2 million pesos to the Philippines' Department of Education's ("DepEd") Adopt-A-School programme. In addition, FWD staff and distribution partners in Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Indonesia raised an additional 560,000 pesos through personal donations, which the company provided matching donations, making the total donation amounted to 2.56 million peso.
On behalf of the FWD Group, FWD Group's Board Chairman, the Honorable Ronald Arculli presented the Group's donation to the representative of the DepEd. "In the aftermath of the typhoon, millions of children have suffered huge losses. Allowing them to go back to school will help them recover from the trauma and bring some stability back into their lives,” said Mr. Arculli.
"Our participation in the rebuilding efforts in Leyte is an extension of our commitment to giving back to the regional Asian community we are a part of. FWD will continue to monitor the rehabilitation programme and see where else we can help in the long-term," Mr. Arculli added.
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