Henkel helped revitalize the Navotas Habitat Community

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Henkel Asia Pacific Service Centre (HAPSC) organized its biggest company-wide activity with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) in Tanza, Navotas, on June 4, as part of its corporate social responsibility commitment towards forming sustainable communities and enriching the lives of Filipinos.

The milestone occasion was attended by more than 500 Henkel employee volunteers who contributed to various community development initiatives, such as waste management seminar, community clean-up drive, house-painting, and values-formation activity among the children of Navotas.
 
 “We would like the community to continue with the efforts we have started in order to further their own developments, whether in educating their children so they may have a better future or as responsible citizens in their community,” says Elaine Kunkle, Country Manager for Henkel Philippines.

Prior to the community engagement activity, HAPSC donated laptops to the local learning center. Henkel also donated a flat screen TV and library books to help the children study better.

“We are planning other livelihood initiatives to further empower this new community, by helping them build skills that open doors to other means of financial support. We also plan to conduct dental missions, tree-planting activity, and a solar lighting project,” she adds.  

HAPSC has also committed school kits in preparation for the upcoming school year.

“Habitat’s Navotas site is one of its largest communities in the National Capital Region, which houses families affected by flooding. We are thankful for Henkel’s confidence and support to our housing programs,” says Charlie Ayco, Managing Director and CEO of HFHP. 

“Henkel’s commitment towards enabling a sustainable community is able to help bridge and transform the lives of our home partners and we look forward to partnering with its employees in more development projects.”

The event is also Habitat’s biggest corporate volunteer event to date.