The ICCP Group Foundation Inc. (IGFI) donated thousands of recycled chairs for kindergarten pupils in communities in Laguna, Batangas, and Cebu.
In a media statement, the IGFI had distributed 2,000 chairs made out of paleta (pallets) to different communities.
“Before IGFI started to recycle the used pallets, these were just being disposed or sold to scrap shops by the locators,” the statement read. “But now under the program, locators are invited to convert their used pallets to school chairs for kindergarten students and to distribute these to neighboring daycare centers.”
In Laguna, the daycare centers in the villages of Diezmo and Pulo in Cabuyao, as well as the villages of Real and Lamesa in Calamba received 1,500 pallet chairs.
Meanwhile, in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, 225 chairs were distributed to the village of Anastacia, and 275 chairs to the villages of Basak and Babag in Lapu-Lapu in Cebu.
Based on its statement, the ICCP group’s purpose in distributing the recycled chairs is to teach children the importance of taking care of the environment.
“The recycled chairs also contribute to a better classroom and more conducive learning environment for the schoolchildren as it offers a sturdier and more comfortable support compared to the normal mono-bloc chairs,” their statement wrote.
The IGFI chair distribution program was launched in Cabuyao, Laguna in 2013.