Chinese tech giant Huawei donated $200,000 (about P10.11 million) to PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF). This donation will help fund the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications Inc.
A Fund for All
The CSR initiatives for funding, determined by both PSF and Huawei, include disaster response, rehabilitation, and recovery, the promotion and enhancement of education, environmental conservation, and the use of technology in health services.
PSF chair Manuel V. Pangilinan said,
“I would like to thank Huawei for the $200,000 donation to PSF, which will go a long way in supporting our CSR programs like education, disaster relief, environment, telehealth, and many more,”
PLDT and Smart have been longtime partners with Huawei. PSF and Huawei’s partnership started years ago when the Chinese tech giant donated disaster relief equipment. Donations fell in the hands of PSF’s disaster response program.
It has also contributed 13 sets of school-in-a-bag with Huawei laptops for Smart’s education program. Moreover, Huawei donated the recent telehealth equipment for Makati Medical Center and Cardinal Santos Medical Center.
A national contribution
For Huawei Vice President Daniel Guo, the company intends to contribute more to the country through their support of the programs and initiatives of PSF.
Huawei leads in providing global ICT infrastructure and smart devices. It operates in over 170 countries and regions and serves more than three billion people around the world.
PSF President Ma. Esther Santos said,
“The initiatives were chosen to align with the program sectors of PSF, as well as to highlight the technology solutions of Huawei. These programs are also aligned with Huawei’s overall CSR strategy,”
“Moving forward, PSF projects will try to inject technology solutions enabled by technology companies Huawei and PLDT-Smart. This is also aligned with PSF’s vision-mission of a connected, empowered, progressive Philippines,”
PSF serves as the social outreach arm of PLDT and Smart, which created programs focused on education, livelihood and social enterprise, disaster response and recovery, youth, arts, and sports development.
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