Foundation

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AES Philippines Power Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit organization guided by our values in putting premium on the quality of life of the people we serve and our unwavering commitment in community development on the areas where we operate.

AES Philippines Foundation was incorporated on January 2012 by the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the social development arm of Masinloc Power Partners Co., Ltd. and AES Philippines, we envision ourselves as the trusted partner in developing vibrant model communities effecting positive change and improving people’s lives by fulfilling our mission through knowledge-sharing and social development programs.

Our Partners

  1. American Chamber of Commerce
  2. Aurora Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  3. British Alumni Association Foundation, Inc.
  4. Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  5. Children’s Hour
  6. Department of Health
  7. Department of Education
  8. Department of Social Welfare and Development
  9. Hands On Manila
  10. Holy Family Home Makati Foundation, Inc.
  11. Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc.
  12. League of Corporate Foundations
  13. Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  14. Pampanga Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc.
  15. Pangasinan 1 Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  16. Philippine Army (24th Infantry Bat. 7th ID, Philippine Army )
  17. Pinagkaisang Samahang Magsasaka/Mangingisda Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  18. Provincial Public Safety Company (PNP – Zambales)
  19. Philippine National Red Cross – Zambales Chapter
  20. San Jose City Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  21. Tarlac I Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  22. The Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
  23. The Wildbird Club of the Philippines
  24. University of Asia and the Pacific
  25. World Vision
  26. Zambales I Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  27. Zambales II Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  28. Zambales War Against Poverty Foundation, Inc.

Thinking beyond business

At AES Philippines, corporate social responsibility is not just a program; we believe that it is our responsibility to empower the lives of the people and meet the social needs of the communities we serve.  The success of the company lies in their best practices  along with community advancement both in the economic and social context, hence they are mutually dependent. Through our programs, we are able to connect and engage our stakeholders focusing on sustainability activities that enhance societal and economic progress and positive impacts on our business operation. A business needs efficient workforce and sustainable resources to be competent. For a society to progress, a well-developed and profitable business should exist to support the financial and moral aspect of the local government and create opportunities for growth in a positive and sustainable manner.

Programs and Projects

 

Basic Health Welfare

We believe that a healthy community is a thriving one – able to prosper and sustain progress.  Through our health program, our goal is to continue to aid in supporting good health conditions and well-being of the people around us.

  1. AES Mobile Community Clinic

    Medical and Dental missions are conducted every month in our host barangays.  This mission is implemented in partnership with the Rural Health Office of the Municipality of Masinloc and the Philippine Army; where they provide medical team (doctors and dentists) and volunteers.

    To date, we have conducted 10 medical and dental missions benefitting over 5,000 members of Masinloc and Candelaria community .
    Dental Mission
    Medical & Dental Mission

Education

We believe in uplifting the lives of people around us and strengthening the economic conditions of our communities.  Key to this is boosting human capital development which ultimately helps alleviate poverty.

  1. Brigada EskwelaBrigada Eskwela is a project of the Department of Education (DepEd) – a nationwide voluntary effort of the community to do minor repairs on schools in preparation for the opening of classes.  The activity encourages volunteers to donate resources (such as paint, cement, lumber, tiles, and other building materials) or time community spirit (repaint walls, fix water pipes, patches roofs, repair windows, restore chairs and desks; and urban gardening).  As part of AES Philippines’ support in ensuring that public schools within the community are conducive to learning, we support the Brigada Eskwela campaign annually.Benefitted:
    348 children of Lauis Elementary School
    15 public elementary schools of Candelaria District
    3 high schools of Candelaria District
    250 students of Taguig National High School
  2. Access to Educational TV Program
    Consistent with our commitment to assist the national government in its efforts to alleviate poverty by supporting programs and project that contribute to the social development of Filipinos, specifically those dealing with education.  We partnered with Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. to conduct orientations and workshops to school principals and teachers on the usage of the K Channel educative media and the integration of the K Channel programs in the beneficiary schools. A total of six (6) schools in Masinloc, Zambales were identified to be the beneficiaries for 2013.
  3. Scholarship Program
    -        AES Philippines continues its scholarship program and is now on its fourth year of implementation currently benefitting fourteen (14) college scholars of Ramon Magsaysay State University in Zambales, and seven (7) university students of Holy Family Home Makati Foundation, Inc.  This project covers the students’ tuition fees and other miscellaneous school charges for the school year 2013-2014.To date, this program was able to produce 4 graduates with a degree in Computer Science, Accounting Technology, and Biology.
  4. Feeding Program
    Committed in helping to resolve child malnutrition and improving the cognitive development of undernourished elementary pupils within the community, the Supplementary Feeding Program, in partnership with DepEd and Jollibee Foundation – adopting their “BusogLusogTalino” program continues to provide 1 full meal to elementary pupils identified with below normal weight-for-age in our host communities.For 2013, 400 public elementary pupils are provided with 1 nutritious lunch 5 times a week for 6 months.

 

Livelihood

People empowerment is critical in helping to ensure growth in our surrounding communities.  At AES Philippines, we are committed to people development and skills enhancement.  Given this, we are establishing a community-based Livelihood and Training Center that will develop a pool of skilled individuals who will eventually become active participants in boosting domestic economy.

  1. Masinloc Training Facility-        AES Philippines has established the Masinloc Training Facility in partnership with the Municipality of Masinloc and TESDA as part of our efforts in human capital development. The center aims to equip the out-of-school youths and unemployed adults of Masinloc and Candelaria through skills enhancement.

    -        The structure was built in compliance with TESDA’s specifications which are based on a class size of 25 students or trainees requiring an ample space requirement for the teaching, learning and circulation areas including various tools, machinery and equipment in accordance with the prescribed resources required by TESDA-accredited programs.-        To date, there are 34 graduates of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II Training. 96% of the total enrolees for 2012-2013 passed the TESDA NC Exams.
  2. Mother’s Club-        With the intent of improving the household income of our host community, AES Philippines Foundation aims to revive the Rural Improvement Community (RIC) and empower the rural women of Masinloc.  The Samahang Pangkabuhayan ng Barangay Bani has initiated the project in Barangay Bani.  -        To date, 32 mothers are expected to graduate this 2013 for the 2-month training program on Dress Making conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Environmental Stewardship

As a global company, we are committed to being environmentally responsible.  We have been actively involved in environmental compliance protection and preservation programs and we will continue to honor that commitment into the future.

The AES Ridge to Reef Conservation Program primarily provides access to water supply to Masinloc households.  Other components such as upland and mangrove forest rehabilitation and maintenance, adopt-a-river project are equally essential in maintaining and sustaining the water level in Masinloc-Candelaria water basin which supplies fresh water for residential and industrial use in the two municipalities.

*8,700 seedlings dispersed

* Established 5 hectares each of Mangrove Plantation in Brgy. Bani, Masinloc and Brgy. Sinabacan, Candelaria, Zambales

*On-going establishment of reforesting 10 hectares plantation in Brgy. Lauis, Candelaria and 20 hectares plantation in Brgy. Sta. Rita, Masinloc, Zambales.

Disaster Response

As an active member of the community, we make sure to take part in providing support in rehabilitation activities in calamity-stricken areas.

To date, a total of 4,850 households from Zambales, Pampanga, and Aurora Province benefitted from our relief operations. 

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MyShare Program

With the objective of engaging our employees in company-initiated volunteer programs and activities and instilling the value of volunteerism and service to others, the MyShare Program was launched as an avenue for employees to initiate and implement volunteering projects.

Inspired by the company’s commitment to social responsibility, the employees initiated a summer tutorial program this 2013.  The Pag-asa sa Pagbasa project run for three weeks and was designed to help non-readers and slow learners boost their skills in basic reading comprehension and engage in a more focused learning-situation to interact and improve social skills.  Each of the beneficiaries was given tutorial kits at the start of the program.

A Parent Effectiveness Seminar was held for the benefit of the parents/guardians of the tutorial beneficiaries.  Said program was designed to increase parents’ level of confidence to enable them to communicate effectively with their children. 

*38 pupils and 20 parents from Barangay Bani, Masinloc benefitted in this project.
*48 employees volunteered in this project.

CSR for Electric Cooperatives

  1. Safe School Project (Safe School Facilities for Better Education)-        In line with the Company’s Core Value – “Putting Safety First”, this project will help the school children to be safe while in school.  They will no longer conduct their classes on a make-shift stage or under the tree.-        The project entails construction of a Maharlika-type classroom which is 7 x 9 meters bigger than DepEd’s standard size for classroom which is 7 x 7m.-        This SAFE School project is the flagship program of AES Philippines in Education.  It aims to reduce the class size of students per classroom to have conducive place for learning.
  2. ICT Infrastructure Enhancement Project-        AES Philippines believes that human capital development is the key to help the poor to raise their capacity to help themselves.  Most of the CSR projects of AES Philippines and Electric Cooperatives are providing support to the Department of Education.-        This project will help the public schools in far flung barangays using the donated desktop computers for hands-on activity of students.  The project is a donation of complete set of desktop computers and printers.  This will also help the school system in delivering accurate records of students reporting to DepEd-Central Office.
  3. AES Connect-a-School Project- In partnership with Knowledge Channel Foundation, this project aims to connect public schools to educational media facilities and on-line management learning system that has curriculum-based, multi resources in key learning areas, i.e. Math, Science, English, Filipino and Social Studies.
  4. Pro-poor Infrastructure Project: Construction of Community Clinic and Evacuation Center- As part of our commitment in helping the franchise areas of our customer-electric cooperatives, infrastructure projects such as construction of evacuation centers and community clinics are an ideal development strategy for poverty reduction. The benefits of these infrastructures can make a significant impact in the community providing equal access to the facility.

AES Academy

- AES Academy is a pioneering program that allows AES Philippines to provide professional development and capability building to the employees of selected distribution utilities in the Philippines. Since 2010, the Academy has offered modules in safety training for power distribution utility personnel, financial management and planning in power distribution, corporate governance, customer service excellence, total quality management, human resources and organizational behaviour, and power quality and reliability standards. Through this training program, AES Philippine is able to empower and equip distribution utilities to be globally competitive.

*Over 50 Safety Officers Certified
*95% attendance of partner Electric Cooperatives attended this year’s training series line up.

 

Training Series Attendees
15 100%
16 90%
17 100%