On July 16, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Aspen Philippines adopted a spirit of volunteerism for the revitalization of the Bagumbayan Community located in Bagumbayan Taguig Metro, Manila. This destitute community is home to about 70 families, approximately 300 beneficiaries in total.
The Aspen team’s efforts kicked-off on July 16 by painting the walls of some houses in the community. They also hosted two lectures – one on hygiene and another on cultivating 10 local plants. Some 100 hygiene kits were handed out at the event and a basketball hoop was installed to encourage fun and exercise for the community.
A long-term sustainability initiative is also taking place with Habit for Humanity to ensure that programmes are hosted for this community throughout the year and not only over Mandela Day.
As in the past Aspen Philippine’s sales team engaged in random acts of kindness while out in the field – an initiative which has proven to touch the hearts of those in need and those who reach out and make a difference to less fortunate folk.
On July 19 Aspen’s team also joined in the Mandela Day efforts of the South African Embassy hosted at the Il Delfonso Parish Community. Celebrations focused on community uplift and Aspen joined in the program and also distributed learner’s kits to 150 children.