The Sumner Group has a long history of business in The Philippines. As part of the charity’s Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Charter, we are proud to announce the launch of three humanitarian programs:
Water Search & Rescue (WSAR) Capability & Training Facility
The Sumner Foundation is proud to be launching its flagship project in The Philippines. The project is centred around the delivery of The Sumner Foundation’s National Water Search & Rescue capability and training facility. In consultation with the Philippines Navy & Coast Guard, the WSAR capability will enable a national first response mechanism for those in need during times of natural disaster. In addition to the service itself, a dedicated training centre is being set up and training offered to volunteers including members of the Philippines Navy & Coast Guard. This important project will work with existing networks and alongside other NGOs and government agencies involved in rescue operations as part of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Plan.
The Sumner Foundation Philippines would like to play a small part in helping underprivileged Filipino students reach a higher level of education to give them more opportunities later in life. A limited number of grants will be offered to young people born or residing in the Philippines to allow them to complete a course of higher education at a recognised academic institution.
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Support
A program that will provide Filipino nurses with a dedicated resource to support them in the event they get into any type of difficulty whilst working abroad.