TriHEALTHletes: a friends-raising activity with the IRONMAN Pros

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines, 12 August 2019 – Sunrise Events, Inc., in collaboration with Children’s Hour Philippines Foundation, Inc., and the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Triathletes conducted a friends-raising activity. They had a feeding activity for the benefit of 200 students of Buaya Elementary School and Ibo Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines.

IRONMAN Pro Triathletes participate in a feeding activity for students of Buaya and Ibo Elementary school. This activity was made possible through the partnership of Children's Hour and Sunrise Events, Inc.

On its 6th year of partnership, Sunrise Events, Inc. (SEI) has chosen Children’s Hour Philippines Foundation, Inc. (CHPFI) as its beneficiary for the Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3. This has been made possible through the steadfast support and advocacy of Mr. Wilfred Uytengsu, CEO of SEI and Board Trustee of CHPFI.

Last 2018, proceeds from SEI’s donation were used to create a table and six stools from ecobricks for the benefit of Punta Engaño High School. In response to the growing awareness and concern regarding single-use plastic and its impact to the environment, the workshop taught the students how to manage waste in their communities. 33 medicine cabinets filled with medical supplies were also donated to the school.

This year, SEI donated Php 150,000 to CHPFI in support of their projects in education, health & nutrition, and child welfare & development. Part of this donation provided nutritious meals to 200 students of Buaya Elementary School (Buaya ES) and Ibo Elementary School (Ibo ES). The feeding activity helped support the schools’ School-based Feeding Program (SBFP) for their students. There are currently 88 undernourished students in Buaya ES and 99 undernourished students in Ibo ES. Coming from low-income families, students have difficulty receiving proper nourishment.

CHPFI, SEI, and the IRONMAN triathletes spent their post-race day with the students of Buaya ES and Ibo ES. The students prepared performances to welcome their guests. The IRONMAN triathletes engaged with the students and distributed the nutritious meals to them.

“This feeding activity with the volunteers will definitely be supplemental in improving the nutritional status of the undernourished students of Ibo Elementary School and Buaya Elementary School,” said Mr. Erickson Name, Resource Deployment Department Head. “It could be a one-day activity, but surely it will impact its learners in the long run.”

This activity enhanced the nutritional status of the undernourished students. With proper nutrition, students are better equipped to go to school and focus on their studies. It also helps them be more active and physically fit, growing up healthy and achieving more in life.

Children’s Hour envisions a nation where Filipino children have access to their basic rights, such as the right to adequate nutrition. Children’s Hour believes that by providing proper nourishment, children are given the right to live a happy, safe and fulfilling future. With your continuous support, Children’s Hour can help more children to achieve their dreams.

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