Camalig Bank Foundation (CBF) and Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) once again joined hands in conducting the Soup Kitchen and Financial Literacy Training activities at CBF’s beneficiary schools and barangays during the months of July and August 2017.

Twenty-five (25) packs of congee mix provided by JGF made possible the Soup Kitchen Activity conducted in five (5) public schools, namely Maslog High School, Maslog Elementary School, Mariawa Elementary School, Pigcale Day Care Center and Lourdes Elementary School (Sorsogon); and in five (5) barangays, namely Pigcale and Buraguis (Legazpi City), and Hologan, It-Ba, and Balasbas (Manito, Albay). Participants in the barangays were mainly 4Ps beneficiaries.

Left—Pupils from Mariawa Elementary School (Legazpi City) displaying their happy faces during the Soup Kitchen activity held on August 22, 2017 by Camalig Bank Foundation. Right—4Ps beneficiaries waiting for their turn to be served with the congee snack after the Financial Literacy training session held on August 18, 2017 at Balasbas, Manito Albay.

Aside from the setting up of soup kitchens, CBF also conducted Financial Literacy training sessions. The concept and importance of saving at an early age was the highlight of the training sessions in the public schools. While in the sessions for the 4Ps beneficiaries, the basic concepts on saving, budgeting, and banking were discussed. The Financial Literacy training sessions were conducted on ten (10) different dates during the months of July and August 2017.

CBF staff Mary Jonelyn Ardales leading the discussion on Financial Literacy concepts in front of 4Ps beneficiaries of Barangay Hologan, Manito Albay, on August 10, 2017 (left photo) and Barangay It-Ba, Manito Albay on August 25, 2017 (right photo).

Camalig Bank Foundation aims to continuously support the deserving sectors and communities through unceasing implementation of core programs and services such as financial literacy, scholarship, disaster preparedness and community outreach programs.

Jonelyn Ardales
Camalig Bank Foundation, Inc.
September 2017