Toyota Foundation Donates P1M to Elementary School

Toyota Foundation Donates  P1M to Elementary School image

Text: / Photos: | posted December 02, 2005 00:00

Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF), the corporate social arm of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP), embarks on a joint project with the city government of Santa Rosa, Laguna, to build classrooms in a local public school. Ticket proceeds of the company's annual classical concert, the Toyota Classics, in the full amount of Php 1,000,000 will be donated to Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary School.

The Toyota Classics is an annual classical concert tour in Asia sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in cooperation with the different Toyota distributors in Asia. This year marks the 16th year of Toyota Classics, featuring the Budapest Operetta Theatre of Hungary. TMPF took this opportunity to mark the ceremonial turn-over of the donation with the presence of Mr. Nobuharu Tabata, President, TMP; Mr. Alfred Ty, Vice Chairman, TMP; Mr. Iwao Nihashi, Managing Officer, TMC; and Dr. David Go; President, TMPF. To receive the donation on behalf of the Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary Schools is the honorable Mayor of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Jose Catindig. And to bear witness to this donation are H.E. Ryuichiro Yamazaki, Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan, and H.E. Gyorgy Busztin, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary.

TMPF, together with Santa Rosa City Mayor Jose B. Catindig, will build a six-classroom building. Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary School is a public school established in 1957. Currently, they have 2,015 enrolled students with only 36 classrooms. Moreover, Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary School is TMPF's adopted school under the Adopt-A-School program of the national government.

This project's mission is line with TMP's program of corporate social responsibility aligned with national development goals, particularly in the aspect of helping the Department of Education improve access to elementary school education.

TMPF, the social and humanitarian arm of Toyota Motor Philippines in the pursuit of its commitment as the leading automotive company in the country, harness the Toyota Management and technological resources to strengthen its advocacy in the theme areas of quality education, health care services, environmental preservation and community services.

Founded in July 1990, with its Chairman, Dr. George S.K. Ty, and its president, Dr. David Go, TMPF has embarked in various projects and program to fulfill its mission. In the education sector, they have established market-driven scholarship programs, in cooperation with Toyota's vast dealer network in Metro Manila and the provinces. To date, they have helped graduate more than 400 students and more than 50 are still under their scholarship. The Adopt-a-School program on the other hand, helps public schools like Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary School in Santa Rosa City, in terms of building library and audiovisual rooms and training the teachers. They have also helped other schools through donation of classrooms and other facilities, as well as school rehabilitation.

In the aspect of health care, TMPF launches medical and dental outreach programs in partnership with various medical institutions. To date, the cumulative number of treated patients have totaled to 77,000.

Environmental preservation is enhanced through TMPF's clean and green project, ecological waste management, continuous rehabilitation of the Silang-Santa Rosa River, and various tree nursery preservation programs.

TMPF's community service programs include vehicle donation for road and traffic safety, traffic outposts and waiting sheds donation to Parañaque City, and financial assistance to calamity and disaster victims.

Every year since 2002, TMPF, through the Toyota Classics Concert, donates the full amount of ticket sales of P1,000,000. The Tabang Mindanaw Foundation in 2002, the Gawad Kalinga Foundation in 2003 and the Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation in 2004, were the respective recipients of the Toyota Classics donation.