Anniversary Grants Turnover by Metrobank Foundation
In Celebration of Its 55th AnniversaryDate: September 19, 2017Posted by: Marionette Martinez
Metrobank Foundation, Incorporated officially turned over 15 Million in grants to its partner socio-civic organizations, non-government organizations, as well as government agencies, for the accomplishment of various projects in health, education, arts, and livelihood, or HEAL.
The ceremony coincided with Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company’s (Metrobank) celebration of its 55th anniversary. The annual turnover of grants has been a tradition of the bank to “give back to the community” through the provision of funds for legitimate non-government organizations and foundations.
Metrobank Foundation (MBFI), together with GT Foundation (GTFI), the family foundation of Dr. George S. K.Ty, has forged a partnership with St. Paul University Manila in the implementation of its programs and projects for underprivileged, particularly in the area of education. The partnership was made possible with the assistance of Atty. Betty Dizon-Medialdea and in coordination with SPUM-HS Batch ’68, led by Dr. Wynna Marie Medina.
As a response to their Social Development Goal, which aims to provide quality education for all, Metrobank Foundation is providing support to the Hope of Paulinian Education Ablaze (H.O.P.E Ablaze) project of St. Paul University Manila to provide financial assistance to enrolled Senior High School students from public schools.
Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña, President of Metrobank Foundation, said the organization aims to help the country achieve the Millennium Development Goals of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, reducing child mortality, and improving maternal health.
Seventeen of the organizations which Metrobank Foundation is partnering with have Millennium Development Goals (MDG) related projects, while another 20 will be assisted in their education-related projects. Eight partner organizations have healthcare projects, while four have visual arts-related initiatives.
Sr. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC accepted the donation from Metrobank Foundation, which aims to support the scholarship of Senior High School students from public schools enrolled in SPU Manila.