SM Foundation, in partnership Summerhills Home Development Corporation (SHDC), recently turned over a brand new daycare and health center to the residents of Pasong Kawayan II in General Trias, Cavite. The center will mainly cater to the two nearby subdivisions of Heneral Uno and Heneral Dos.
The one-storey building was transformed and equipped by SM Foundation to function as both a day care and health center. The facility aims to help parents from the area prepare their children for entry to formal education through values formation and socialization. Included in the donation are tables and chairs for the children, a blackboard, cabinet with educational materials and toys, as well as a toilet and pantry.
This health center will also function as a sustainable clinic and health facility. As with other SM Foundation health centers, the SM Day Care and Health Center will provide not only medical aid but also cater to the emotional needs of its patients through the creation of a better environment for healing and recuperation.
Included in the facility is a reception area, treatment area, restrooms for abled and differently-abled patients and a Felicidad Sy wellness Center for Children and the Elderly. Additionally, basic health care equipment was also donated. This is SM Foundation's 115th wellness center to date.
SHDC, the socialized and affordable housing arm of the SM Property Group is the owner and developer of Heneral Uno and Heneral Dos as well as the nearby Rio de Oro and Centro de Oro subdivisions. Heneral Uno, the phase 1 of the housing project, is comprised of 2,365 houses. Currently, there are 300 housing units reported to have already been occupied.
With children from Heneral Uno (In photo, from left): Summerhills Home Development Corporation President Lynn O. Sy; General Trias, Cavite Mayor Antonio Ferrer; Chummy Chum mascot; SM Foundation Executive Director for Education Linda Atayde; Cavite Vice Mayor Maurito Centeno Sison; and General Trias, Cavite Councilor Mario Collantes Amante.
About SM Foundation
SM Foundation envisions a Philippines where everyone has the opportunity for self-improvement and the environment is sustained for future generations.
For more than three decades, SM Foundation has served as the social development arm of the SM group of companies. Using its vast reach and presence in communities all over the country, SM commits itself to creating a cycle of positive change through strategic and targeted approaches and investments in areas of food security and sustainable agriculture, health and wellness, education, sustainable environment, shelter and care for people with special needs.
SM Foundation will continue to create opportunities wherever it goes as proof that wherever we are, opportunities are sure to follow.
For further information, please contact:
Executive Director for Health
SM Foundation, Inc.
Tel. No. 857-0100 loc. 1678
Wednesday, March 30, 2016