Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) has always placed importance on the community work that it does every year. This is the reason why the company established the Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF), which has become TMP’s constant partner in pursuing social development projects, particularly in the fields of education, health, environment, and community service. In 2016, TMPF was once again at the forefront of community work in the Philippines.
TMPF started the year by inaugurating the Toyota-City of Santa Rosa-GK Village Multi-Purpose Hall in Santa Rosa, Laguna in January. The Php3.0 milion project was funded by the proceeds from the Toyota Classics concert series and was done in order to provide a new venue for community events and programs.
In the field of education, TMPF once again continued to provide meaningful educational activities for Pulong Sta. Cruz Elementary School (PSCES), TMPF’s beneficiary in its ongoing Adopt-A-School Program.
TMPF launched a program that pursues both educational and environmental initiatives—the “Oh My Gulay! Tanim sa Kinabukasan” Vegetable Project. Launched in February, this project aimed at providing healthier food to supplement the school’s feeding program, while promoting a greener environment. The program was done in partnership with East-West Seeds Foundation, Inc., Oh My Gulay, Inc., and the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Santa Rosa, Laguna. Moreover, the vegetable gardening know-how was made available to parents through a vegetable workshop, each taking home gardening starter kits so they can start their own gardens at home.
Later during the year, 27 parents of grades five and six students of PSCES attended the vegetable workshop, each taking home gardening starter kits so they work on their own gardens at home.
Also in February, TMPF held its 8th “Lakbay Aral” Educational Tour for PSCES students and faculty members. This was followed in March by the annual “Toyota’s Quest for the Best” Quiz Bee and the awarding of gift certificates and tokens to the school’s top five graduates for school year 2015-2016.
Before the classes commenced in June, TMPF supported the annual “Brigada Eskwela” activities of PSCES by donating painting and cleaning materials to be used in the activity. This event was also participated in by TMP School of Technology (TMP Tech) faculty members and students.
Moreover, some 92 teachers and staffers of PSCES were given pneumonia vaccination as part of the Foundation’s medical intervention for the adopted school.
In September, TMPF also renewed its partnership with non-government organization Kabisig ng Kalahi Foundation to implement a feeding program in PSCES in September. Some 60 students from grades 1 to 3 were chosen to be part of the program.
In celebration of World Teachers Day in October, TMPF distributed tokens of appreciation to the teachers of PSCES and TMP Tech, as a way of paying tribute to their academic contribution.
In line with its health care initiatives, TMPF held in November its 52nd Medical and Dental Outreach Program (MDOP) at Pulong Sta. Cruz Barangay Hall in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. Surgeons from the Makati Medical Center and dentists from the Makati Dental Chapter participated to provide free medical and dental services to over 250 members of the community.
The Toyota Classics is a long-running classical concert that promotes culture and the arts while using music as an instrument of change by supporting various causes and charities across Asia.
In October 2016, TMP raised a total of Php 3 Million to be donated to Pulong Sta. Cruz National High School (PSCNHS), a public high school in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, where TMP’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant are located. The donation has been allocated for a school-wide computerization project that will help improve the academic aptitude of around 1,700 students by providing a conducive E-learning environment. More than 20 classrooms will be equipped with LED TVs and laptops, while the school’s library will be provided with desktop computers and printers.