A lot of Filipino children are deprived of the chance at a better life because they have limited access to education. Even if it is every child’s right to go to school, a lot are forced to drop out while others can’t go at all due to varying problems they encounter in their childhood. In fact, an estimated 1.5 million out-of-school youth were recorded in 2011. the severe shortage of classrooms nationwide. For school year 2011-2012 alone, the Philippine public school system lacked about 70,000 classrooms.
In the heart of Manila at the Teatrino Music Hall, well-known Philippine-based bakeshop Red Ribbon, Apl.de.Ap Foundation, and global natural ingredient company Franklin Baker Company, joined forces and launched “Red Ribbon Macaroons for a Cause,” to help bridge the education gap in the Philippines.
“Macaroons For A Cause” is our newest offering that lets you create more sweet moments with your family and friends,” says Zinnia Rivera, General Manager of Red Ribbon. “With each pack you buy, you’ll be giving our youth a better future through the gift of education,” she continues.
|Apl.de.Ap performing during the event.|
Sharon Chandran, Chairperson of the Franklin Baker Company, a global natural ingredient company and the leading branded coconut ingredient establishment in the United States flew to Manila to share this message, “As we celebrate 90 years in the Philippines, this is our way of thanking the country and sharing the natural goodness of Franklin Baker Company’s ingredients. The coconut taste and quality that will be experienced in Red Ribbon Macaroons for a Cause” is the same “gold standard” that Franklin Baker delivers to its food customers in the US. We congratulate Red Ribbon for only choosing the best ingredients for its customers.”
|Apl.de.Ap, Sharon Chandran, Zinnia River, and guests |
from Franklin Baker Company enjoying the macaroons.
Apl.de.Ap Foundation is a non-government charitable organization that is committed to improving the quality of life of children in the Philippines through education, technology, and music.
Zamboanga, one of the provinces that are in need of basic education facilities, was selected to be the beneficiary of the project’s pilot school that will benefit more than 600 students when it is completed. Rivera notes that sharing the vision of a future where no Filipino child is deprived of education is the reason behind the harmonious collaboration of Red Ribbon, Apl.de.Ap Foundation, and Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines. “Their goals are very much in tune with ours,” she quips. “We are confident that this collaboration will make a difference in the lives of Filipino youth.”
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