On July 23, 90 GE employees, plus family members and friends, spent a Saturday helping over 145 Hungry Minds children and parents from Paco and Pandacan learn about health and nutrition at the GE Volunteers Global Community Day: It’s All About Health. Volunteers had prepared a range of activities including doctors providing Dengue Awareness and explaining the Effects of Smoking, employees leading children in active games, and a Stress Management consultant offering insights on stress relief for children. How did the kids practice relieving stress? They sang!
In a partnership with Nestle, the Banco de Caloritas project was launched. The project aims to provide nutrition information and livelihood programs for communities in the Philippines where malnutrition and poverty are prominent. Each student was given a physical assessment. During the coming months, Nestle and GE Volunteers will continue nutritional assessments and a feeding program. On this day, everyone went home full with a hearty lunch.