April 4, 2017

MoneyGram Foundation, with Ambassador Robin Padilla Donates Books to Support Early Education in the Ph

Education is the most important source of children’s development, it fulfills the role in forming their full persona in the country. For many, it is more necessary to invest on education due to its effect on the future country.

MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer services, through the MoneyGram Foundation, has reinforced its commitment to support early child education in the Philippines.

MoneyGram Foundation believe that education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment.

Robin Padilla, MoneyGram's brand ambassador

With MoneyGram's brand ambassador, Robin Padilla, during a recent event at the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UP IS) in Pasig City, the MoneyGram Foundation donated school supplies and art, mathematics, literature and science books for the benefit of hundreds of school children.

Alex Lim, MoneyGram’s country manager for the Philippines
“There is no doubt about the positive impact of early education in the life of a child. By making learning resources more accessible we are children to learn and gain skills they need to transform their lives and the reality of their families,” said Alex Lim, MoneyGram’s country manager for the Philippines.

Books are from the US,  elementary and college, business, art books, social sciences, and others, about almost all subjects.  These are great for references And also, donating books are distributed to libraries.

Last Sunday, April 2, art workshop was held with UP IS students , media, and Robin Padilla , held at the Chan Lim Art Studio.

MoneyGram is well-known for supporting educational programs and activities worldwide that result in better economic prospects, healthier families, individual freedom, and empowerment. During last two years, MoneyGram has delivered school supplies to barrio schools in various Indigenous Peoples communities and built classrooms for school children in Central Visayas in the Philippines.

“We hope that by providing educational materials, we will inspire children to keep learning, keep dreaming and to grasp the opportunities that occur every day,” said Lim. 

“We are extremely grateful for MoneyGram’s generous contribution to the education of our youth. These books will help fuel their inquisitive minds to go further in their pursuit of knowledge,“ said Mr. Chito Angeles, University of the Philippines Head Librarian. “As educators, we hope that our students will be able to contribute to the progress of our society one day.”

The event was attended by Robin Padilla, MoneyGram's brand ambassador, Sabrina Chan, MoneyGram’s marketing lead for APAC, Joseph Consul, MoneyGram’s marketing manager for the Philippines.

University of the Philippines Integrated School (UP IS) is the country’s pioneer integrated school and the laboratory school for the University of the Philippines College of Education in Diliman, Quezon City. It offers education starting from kindergarten to a senior high school level. 

About MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. In 2016 MoneyGram received the “Remittance Product of the Year” award from The Asian Banker. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com

About MoneyGram Foundation 
MoneyGram established the MoneyGram Foundation in 2012 to help children around the world gain access to educational facilities and learning resources. Its mission is firmly rooted in the belief that education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual freedom and empowerment. The MoneyGram Foundation is focused on inspiring minds and improving lives and grants funds to deserving organizations with this mission in mind. To learn more, please visit moneygramfoundation.org or connect with us on Facebook.

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