Education is a major catalyst for human development. Education equips people with the knowledge and skills they need to expand employment opportunities. We in the Lopez Group share this vision and strongly believe that by advocating Education through media, the Filipino will gain the confidence to be able to pursue their dreams in life.
This is supporting Education, The Lopez Way.
Building a Better World, One Book at a Time
Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation Manila branch (SMBC), in partnership with Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PAAFI), conducted a book donation activity last September 1, 2018 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Pasay City.
The activity is just one of the branch's several CSR projects for the year.
PAAFI is a non-stock, non-profit foundation under the Lopez Group of Companies which helps promote the value of education by providing scholarship grants and other educational assistance to elementary, high school and college students in Metro Manila public schools. PAAFI also initiated the setup of portable libraries in each of its partner parishes.
More than 500 books were donated by the employees of the bank which will serve more than 1000 beneficiaries from all partner parishes of PAAFI.
Also present during the event were: Mr. Hiroki Nakatsuka, SMBC General Manager; Mr. Yoshiharu Morimoto, SMBC JGM; Ms. Irma de Guzman, SMBC DGM; Ms. Ma. Armina Amado, PAAFI President; Ms. Mitos Santisteban, Lopez Foundation consultant; and Ms. Fe Beltran, PAAFI Coordinator.