As part of a shared advocacy to address hunger, promote food security and support underserved sectors of society, BDO Foundation has inked an agreement with East-West Seed Foundation (EWSF), a non-governmental organization that promotes proper nutrition through improved vegetable consumption.
The memorandum of agreement was signed by (from left) EWSF program manager Mary Joyce Gaviola, EWSF managing director Ma. Elena Primicias Van Tooren, BDO Foundation president Mario Deriquito, BDO Human Resources Group head and BDO Foundation trustee Evelyn Salagubang, and BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa.
Through a partnership project called Gulayamanan, BDO Foundation and EWSF will establish vegetable gardens in economically disadvantaged communities. The initiative will provide additional food supply to the communities and enable residents lacking livelihood opportunities to earn some income. In line with its financial inclusion advocacy, BDO Foundation will also conduct financial literacy training sessions for the beneficiaries.
Originally published: BusinessMirror, December 14, 2022