TELUS International Philippines refurbishes public school classrooms
In a strong display of support for the youth and education sector, 2,000 team members of leading outsourcing services provider Telus International Philippines volunteered to refurbish a two-classroom kindergarten building at Tenement Elementary School in Taguig City. With over 9,000 preschool to grade six students, Tenement is the second most populated elementary school in Taguig.
Prior to the initiative, the kindergarten students held classes in congested and run-down classrooms due to lack of funds. With the newly refurbished building, the children can now enjoy a new environment conducive to learning. Expressing her gratitude to TIP for its generosity, Tenement Elementary School Principal Geronima Garcia said the newly refurbished two-classroom kindergarten buildings will be used by eight sections with a total of 320 pupils.
Hands on Manila Board Trustee Gina Aboitiz said the project wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Telus and all its volunteers. The project highlighted the importance of a good relationship with Telus that has made Hands on Manila a trusted foundation partner. “To the students, we hope in the future you will be the one to help your school, your community,” Aboitiz said.
The newly constructed facility serves as the highlight of TIP’s annual Telus Days of Giving, with more than 2,000 TIP team members volunteering to clean up and refurbish Tenement Elementary School. This was implemented in partnership with Hands on Manila for the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela, a school cleanup program that engages stakeholders to donate their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the coming school year.
“I am truly proud to work for TELUS International Philippines, a company that puts people first. We see this investment today in the community as an investment in the long term health of education,” TIP vice president of Brand Marketing and Culture Warren Tait shared.