ADP Philippines associates are giving back to the community by helping a local village of people impacted by a volcano eruption. Nearly 50 associates recently visited the Villa Maria Aeta Resettlement Area, a community for people displaced by the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Villa Maria is located in Pampanga, Philippines, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the ADP office in Manila.
The school in Villa Maria teaches children in grades 1-10, with a total of 82 children enrolled this school year. It’s a small school and in need of refurbishment. And while the school is powered by grid electricity, the rest of the village is off-grid, relying on kerosene lamps in the evenings.
The ADP team went above and beyond to help the school and the larger community. Not only did they repaint the school and brighten it up, they donated solar lamps to provide sustainable light sources to the rest of the town. This outreach event was a great example of the community pillar of ADP CIRCLE, the corporate social responsibility program of ADP Philippines.
Thanks to all who came out to help!