Corporate Social Responsibility
DoubleDragon Properties Corp. is focused on integrating Corporate Social Responsibility by supporting Jollibee's Foundation with their programs of nurturing and educating the people living in the communities that they serve by bringing out the best in their entrepreneurial skills.
Make quality education accessible for the less fortunate
Empower the youth by bridging them to employment and entrepreneurship
Nurture a mindset of entrepreneurship among people
As a socially responsible company, we rebuild communities by:
- Implementing interventions that will encourage and empower the youth to be successful in their work and ultimately as entrepreneurs.
- Bring people together- the core of every community – and help them restore their dignity.
- Cultivate and nurture a workplace that values social good.
DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has been supporting Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) in its various initiatives since 2013. The company’s assistance has contributed to the implementation of the Foundation’s initiatives across the country: the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program enables smallholder farmers to become suppliers of institutional markets; the Busog, Lusog, Talino School Feeding Program builds central kitchens that serve daily lunch to undernourished pupils to help them stay in school; and ACE Scholarship Program helps underprivileged youth complete their tertiary education and gain employment.
In 2017, the partnership between DoubleDragon and JGF promoted access to education by building three classroom buildings in Iloilo, Capiz and South Cotabato benefiting more than 300 pupils and providing scholarships for five Technical Vocational students from Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City.
The school heads that received the classroom buildings expressed their appreciation for the assistance. Mr. Robinson Brillo, School Principal of Banica Elementary School at Roxas City, Capiz, said that their new classroom replaced their dilapidated, 67-year old Home Economics and Nutrition Center which now benefits almost their entire school. “This building has been used as a Home Economics and Nutrition Center by pupils from Kindergarten to Grade 6, and provided sufficient and safe space for over 200 pupils who we feed in the center. The room has also been a venue for our faculty meetings, conferences and seminars for 40 teachers”, Mr. Brillo shared.
Meanwhile, the scholars expressed profound gratitude for the opportunity to better their lives. Jerico Belen, a Domestic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning student, saw the scholarship as a means to start over and carry on in spite of the challenges that their family faced. “Sobrang mahalaga po sa akin ang pagiging scholar dahil hindi na po nahirapan ang nanay ko sa paghanap ng pera para sa aking tuition fee, at nabigyan pa po ako ng allowance kada buwan. Kahit na sobrang bigat ng problema ang dumating sa aming pamilya ay patuloy pa rin po akong nakapag-aral. Maraming salamat po,” shared Jerico. (Being a scholar is very important given that it lessened the burden on my mother to look for money for my tuition fee and monthly allowance. Even if problems will come our way, I was still able to continue my studies. Thank you very much.)
Another scholar, Robert John Payos, said that the assistance strengthened his resolve to finish his studies. Robert John said, “Sobrang saya ko nang malaman kong kabilang ako sa nabigyan ng scholarship. Hindi na ako nagdalawang isip na ituloy ang aking pag-aaral dahil alam kong ito na yung pagkakataon kong makapagtapos…at tuparin ang aking mga pangarap.”
(I was overjoyed to learn about my scholarship. There is no doubt I will pursue my studies as this will allow me to graduate and fulfill my dreams)
Indeed, the future is brighter now for the likes of Robert and Jerico as they face challenges equipped with right skills and mindset.
DoubleDragon partners with Teach for the Philippines to build schools
DoubleDragon Properties Corp (DD) partnered with Teach for the Philippines and Renovate to Educate last April 21, 2018, to help build and renovate facilities of Buhay na Tubig Elementary School in Imus, Cavite.
With more than 200 of its employees, including management and staff, the group finished repairing two hundred twenty-eight (228) chairs and tables, assembled eight (8) new black boards, painted three (3) murals, and made over four (4) bathrooms.
Quoting from the words of our Chairman, Mr. Injap Sia, from his book Life Principles by Injap Sia, "You don't have to wait until you are very rich to start helping others. And exactly like blood, you can only give away a certain amount, depending on your capacity so you can remain healthy and able to keep helping others."
With our Chairman's vision of instilling social responsibility in each of our employees, no matter how small it may seem to be, it still has a great impact to other people's lives - in this case, to educating the future generation.
"Like blood, money is a blessing that should be shared, but you must be a responsible giver," Injap says. Sharing our time renovating parts of the school, surely elevated the conduciveness of the school for learning, for the students of the Buhay na Tubig Elementary School.