PSBank renewed its support in providing for the welfare of visually impaired and special children through its three Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners.
A total of PhP300,000 was recently turned over by PSBank for the various programs and activities of World Vision, Resources for the Blind, and Chosen Children Village Foundation. The financial support of PhP300,000 given by PSBank would help provide shelter, education and nurturing to underprivileged, visually impaired, and mentally and physically challenged children. PSBank has been a strong supporter of these non-government organizations for many years now.
Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI), has been a strong advocate for the education and integration of visually impaired children to society. Visually impaired children across the nation are taught Braille, values education, and computer in the respective RBI facilities in Quezon City, Davao, and Cebu. RBI also ensures that books and other learning materials are made available to persons with visual impairment by producing them in accessible digital formats such as RBI’s Mobile Phone Library app.
“We’re very grateful for PSBank’s help. Our projects for the children won’t be possible without the Bank,” Resources for the Blind Executive Director Amy Mojica said.
In December last year, the PSBank Glee Club visited the Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc. (CCVFI) where the group presented the Bank’s PhP100,000 financial support. Alongside the donation, the Glee Club members also gave gifts and serenaded the CCVFI children. CCVFI provides abandoned children with mental and physical handicaps a place they can call home. They train these children to become productive and self-reliant members of the society despite their disabilities. To date, there are 75 children housed in 11 cottages who they rehabilitate and care for in their property in Silang, Cavite. For most of these children, this will be home for the rest of their lives.
“I would like to thank PSBank for its generosity. We accept infants as young as 1 month old. Some are fortunate enough to have adoptive families but most stay with us for life which is why we need all the help we can get to provide for them, just like what PSBank does, “ CCVFI sponsorship coordinator Grace Cueno said.
World Vision, on the other hand, is committed in building a better world for children by providing education, healthcare and a source of livelihood for their families in World Vision communities nationwide. They also provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters. A financial support of PhP100,000 was also provided by PSBank to World Vision.
PSBank has also sponsored the completion of the elementary and high school education of nearly 100 children from Resources for the Blind and World Vision under its Save It Forward (SIF) program since 2009. To date, nearly 90 scholars have graduated from the program.
If you wish to help World Vision, RBI or CCVF, you may visit their websites www.worldvision.org.ph, www.blind.org.ph, and www.chosenchildrenvillage.org for more details. You may also donate to World Vision and RBI through PSBank Online via www.psbank.com.ph.