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“Engaging Partnerships, Empowering Communities”

The Metrobank Group led by Chairman Arthur Ty poses in a group photo with the representatives from 32 grantees of the George S.K. Ty Grants Turnover last 29 August 2023.

Metrobank Foundation and GT Foundation, Inc. have turned over PHP40 million worth of development grants to 32 partners during the George S.K. Ty Grants Turnover on 29 August 2023, Tuesday, at the Grand Hyatt Manila, as part of Metrobank’s 61st Anniversary.

Under the theme “Engaging Partnerships, Empowering Communities,” the George S.K. Ty Grants Turnover celebrates the strong collaboration among development organizations with the collective goal of empowering communities to address challenges, especially in the areas of health, education, arts, culture, and livelihood.

“Our contributions will benefit individuals nationwide, but the work doesn’t stop there. Our story doesn’t end there. We must recognize that our role extends beyond implementing projects. It’s not enough that we follow the trends; we must also be committed to shaping them. In a rapidly changing world, we need to think “business unusual,” MBFI President Aniceto M. Sobrepeña said.

This year’s assistance from MBFI and GTFI to development partners will support interventions that would address malnutrition, ensure access to quality education, empower creative communities, and promote sustainable livelihoods, among others.

East-West Seed Foundation's representatives Ms. Ma. Elena Primicias van Tooren and Ms. Mary Joyce Gaviola

East-West Seed Foundation, Inc. Philippines (EWSF) is the corporate social responsibility arm of East-West Seed Philippines. East-West Seed Foundation envisions healthy Filipinos through increased appreciation, availability, and consumption of vegetables, enabled by sharing of knowledge on vegetable production and health benefits.

About the Project

The Gulayamanan Program aims to promote food security through the establishment and maintenance of cluster vegetable gardens, increasing the access & consumption of vegetables and creating additional income opportunities for the community. Twenty-five (25) family beneficiaries, who have no regular income will each be assigned a planting area of 200 sqm close to their residence and trained in vegetable production so they may grow vegetables for home consumption as well as for livelihood or income generation. Each family beneficiary will plant mixed crops and the produce will be sold within the community.

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