Project Malasakit receives 1.1M pesos donation from Group M Philippines
Group M, an international media investment company headed by Mr. Meckoy Quioge conducted a fund raising activity last February dubbed as "Amazing Raise", for the Mangyan Tribe communities of Project Malasakit. The activity is part of Group M's annual activity aptly named : "The Power of One". This is Group M's corporate social responsibility wherein Group M companies all over the world coincide a day of activity to give back to a community.
For 2012, Group M Philippines chose Project Malasakit as their beneficiary – specifically for the Mangyan communities in Bansud, Mindoro Oriental.
Out of the goodness of their employees, and solicitation from other companies, they were able to raise Php1.1 million for us!
The money will go to the poor Mangyan communities in Mindoro. We have identified three areas in Bansud, Mindoro Oriental to benefit from the donation, and we hope to expand our outreach projects to the next town of Bongabong.
There are no roads, no health facilities, no potable water system and no electricity in many upland communities in Bansud, Mindoro (specifically sitio apnagan, sitio dyangdang and sitio sawmill). The Mangyan families live in extreme poverty. Project Malasakit in our aim to provide solar power and build a potable water system in these poor communities, provided Solar Energy to Sitio Dyangdang last December 2011 (click to know more).
There is still so much more work to be done and this wonderful gift of compassion from Group M will truly make a big difference in the lives of our poor Mangyan brothers.
Truly Amazing! A miracle of compassion.
Thank you Group M!
The activity in photo
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A school for the Mangyans of Sitio Apnagan
Project Malasakit embarks on another community project for the Mangyans. Last December, we gave a solar power facility to Sitio Dyangdang. This time, we plan to build a school for the Mangyans of Sitio Apnagan, Bansud, Mindoro Oriental thru the efforts of Group M Philippines.
How can you help?
You may help in our quarterly outreach projects in remote communities.
You may donate any amount of cash or in kind.
You can send us: - school supplies, - slippers, - clothes, - books, - food supplies, - noodles, - rice, - personal hygiene products, etc. These are the kind of things we bring to our quarterly outreach projects.
You may volunteer in repacking the goods.
We usually have our repacking one week before the scheduled outreach date. Details are posted on Facebook, Twitter and this website.
You may volunteer in the actual outreach and participate in gift-giving or distribution of goods.
This is an out of town trip — could be a day trip or an overnight trip depending on location.
Details such as schedule and expenses are usually posted on Facebook, Twitter and this website.
For donations and schedule of outreach/repacking, email:
Project Malasakit is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered foundation with Reg No. CN 201013987 and TIN: 007-861-739.