Tuesday, September 7, 2010
CHUCKIE Adopts a School for GK Kids
Going in step with the Company’s CSV thrust, NESTLÉ CHUCKIE has turned its attention to the educational needs of children in the Gawad Kalinga Nestlé Village in Baseco, Tondo, converting an empty school building into a bright and cheery classroom for grade schoolers, furnishing it with books and toys, and sponsoring the school teachers.
Called Nestlé Sibol School, the CHUCKIE-sponsored classroom was inaugurated on June 19 with no less than Chairman and CEO John Miller cutting the inaugural ribbon with GK Executive Director Luis Oquiñena. Following an opening prayer led by MPED Head Ruth Novales, John delivered the welcome remarks expressing his delight at the creation of the school and reminding the GK kids about the importance of education to their future. In turn, the Sibol kids performed a dance number to show their appreciation and were promptly joined by their buddy CHUCKIE.
The inaugural program was also highlighted by the blessing of the school and its facilities by invited priest Fr. Rey. True to Filipino tradition, coins and candies were tossed to the air, which had the kids scrambling with delight to catch them.
Mr. Oquiñena closed the affair with a special message of thanks to Nestlé and to CHUCKIE, and wished everyone success in this endeavor. Snacks with CHUCKIE and NESTEA drinks were then served.
The Liquid Beverages Team of BEM Shahab Bachani, Children’s Segment Lead Jay Custodio, CHUCKIE CMM Kristy Tesoro, MPED Brand Specialist Casey Pichel and MPED Cluster Head Carlos Vergara together with the McCann CHUCKIE team were on hand to give their all-out support to the project. Also gracing the affair were Corporate Affairs Head Edith De Leon and Dave Laurel, who were part of the endeavor from the start.
With NESTLÉ CHUCKIE’s continuing support, the Nestlé Sibol School hopes to give GK kids a brighter future with fun learning, interaction, and adventure. CHUCKIE is happy to take an active part in planting the seeds of hope among these GK kids and helping fulfill their dreams.
Source: Nestle Family Balita (August 15, 2010)