For mid-year accomplishments, Holcim Philippines-Davao Plant is able to carry out projects as targetted amounting to Php 2 million benefitting not only the host communities but also the IPs and communities located in flood prone areas.
For two quarters of 2011, Holcim Philippines manages to cover all the target components of its 5-year Social Development and Management Program which basically includes livelihood, education, health and infrastructure.
Holcim Philippines early this year funded the “Bigasan ng Bayan” Project for four organized groups of Brgys. Mahayag, Bunawan, Ilang and Tibungco of Bunawan District amounting to Php 117 thousand pesos. The beneficiary groups are expected to pay back the amount in 3 years for the project to reflow to another identified beneficiaries.
Another recent livelihood project assisted by Holcim is the “Water refilling station” project of Tibungco Women’s Association which benefits the whole community of Tibungco. Other livelihood projects of Holcim include, among others are rope project, goat raising, orchard and rice vending projects which have been launched already in the past and are being monitored for their progress.
For its educational assistance program, Holcim gave financial assistance to 65 students of Brgys. Panacan, Ilang, Tibungco, Bunawan, Mahayag and San Isidro for their transportation, school supplies and uniform requirements. Holcim also provided Brgy. Panacan, Bunawan with a Day Care Center as per request by the local residents. The said project has already become operational for 2011-2012 school year with 50 preschoolers currently enrolled.
Under infrastructure, Holcim installed jetmatic water pumps to different Puroks of Brgy. Bunawan, and out of the 20 units water hand pump 8 are already functional benefitting more than 100 families. Also recently, Holcim was able to complete the construction of water reservoir in Brgy. San Isidro which is expected to benefit more than 50 families of said Barangay.
Other activities conducted by Holcim which are not included in its SDMP program, include the following: also a water reservoir construction for Sta. Cruz in Panabo, “Share our Closet” project wherein Holcim employees gave out used clothings, blankets, books and other items, brigade escuela, “Save Davao River Watershed” project wherein more than 40 families were organized to cultivate 50 hectares of farmland using the Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT), a farming method used to protect the land from possible soil erosion and support assistance for flash flood victims in four barangays of Davao City namely: Matina Crossing, Talomo, Matina Pangi and Maa.