Words by Rebecca Torres, pic collage by Marizel Arambulo
In celebration of the 12th anniversary of Roots & Wings from inception in 2009, the Social Entrepreneurship Program was formally launched in February 2022.
The program’s vision is to be a channel for individuals and corporate sponsors/patrons to share their blessings to identified low-income beneficiaries in the Philippines to “fortify our roots.”
After a year, the Social Entrepreneurship Program of Roots & Wings has touched the lives of many kababayans in the Philippines. Financial support came in for the three chosen beneficiaries - the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of typhoon Odette (International name Rai) in the island of Siargao in Mindanao, funding the education of vocational students of Laura Vicuna Women’s Development and Training Center in Negros Occidental and high school students of the Laura Vicuna Training Center in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Roots & Wings is thankful to the generous support of its corporate media partners - Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, a pioneering health maintenance organization, and Italpinas Development Corporation, a design driven real estate development company, the Banker’s institute of the Philippines, a training institution that supports the banking industry, as loyal patron, and individual sponsors from Sweden and the Netherlands.
Through this Social Entrepreneurship Program, may the wide readership of Roots & Wings from among the Filipino - European communities in the 28 countries within Europe continue to touch the hearts of our kababayans to be instruments of change with social impact in targeted beneficiaries in the Philippines.
We will announce the next beneficiaries of the Social Entrepreneurship Program in its 2nd year in the February/March 2023 issue of Roots & Wings.