Last year’s PwC Philippines’ Christmas Party with the theme PwC High | Cliques at 96! allowed each group in the cross-LOS competition to fight not just for bragging rights, but also for the chance to give back to a beneficiary public school as our way of thanking our alma maters in shaping us towards becoming successful PwC professionals.
The Maroon team, composed of Risk Assurance and GTS, coordinated with the Department of Education (DepEd) which recommended the Pasay City North High School-Tramo (PCNHS-Tramo) among their list of public schools needing assistance. The team visited the school and noticed that many students struggle with their studies as they find themselves in dilapidated classroom chairs.
Despite not winning the first place, the team raised enough funds from personal contributions and donations from PwC RA-GTS alumni to purchase 120 classroom chairs through the Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation Seat of Hope program.
In photo, from left: RA Manager Alexandra Nicole C. Trajano, Pasay City North High School (PCNHS)-Tramo Asst. School Principal Rosa R. Alferez, RA and GTS Partner Rosell S. Gomez, RA Leader Geraldine H. Apostol, PCNHS Principal Nunilon L. Moreno, and Department of Education Senior Education Program Specialist Malou Benisano
On 2 February 2019, Risk Assurance and GTS Partners Gett Apostol and Rosell Gomez presented the Certificate of Donation to the school officers and signed the deed of donation during the turnover ceremony held in Pasay City North High School-Tramo.
Witnessing the ceremony were DepEd Senior Education Program Specialist Malou Benisano, RA Manager Alexandra Nicole C. Trajano, Senior GTS Specialist Arnold B. Mendoza, Foundation Secretariat Athenis Joy B. San Jose and several RA associates and senior associates.
The team arranged simple snacks for the students to enjoy after the event and took a brief tour of the campus together with school officers.
Deed of donation signing for 120 Seat of Hope arm chairs for students of Pasay City North High School -Tramo Campus in Pasay City.
The DepEd representative, school officers and RA-GTS partners and manager with PCNHS students in the background.
The Risk Assurance team happy to support the Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation Seat of Hope program.
Food carts for the students to enjoy after the turnover ceremony.
The Seat of Hope chair donation project of Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation aims to promote a conducive learning environment for students in selected schools nationwide. To date, the Foundation has donated 5,318 chairs to 39 schools all over the country.
Story by Risk Assurance Senior Associate Red Tamayor
Photos by Senior Global Technology Solutions Specialist Arnold Mendoza
Dennis P. Bautista
Markets Director, PwC Philippines
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Markets Senior Manager, PwC Philippines
Tel: +63 (2) 8845 2728
Markets Manager, PwC Philippines
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