For the sixth consecutive year, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas, Inc. (TVI), in partnership with the Toledo City Health Office, extended help to improve nourishment in elementary school children through its Nutrition Enhancement Program and Health & Wellness Training.
A total of 200 students from grades 1 to 6 of Bato Elementary School received nutritious morning and afternoon snacks during the kickoff of this year’s program last August 22, 2019.
These identified malnourished to severely wasted children will be receiving morning and afternoon snacks daily from the months of August to November this year.
“Malnourishment is a problem that we need to give attention to. When children are hungry, it not only impedes their growth but also their ability to focus in school. It’s good that we have feeding programs like this as one way to address the problem,” said Bato Elementary School Principal Cleofe Cañete.
To further support the nutrition enhancement program, TVI also conducted a health and wellness training targeted for parents and teachers, which covered proper diet and nutrition for growing children.
“We hope that through this program, we can help students be present, healthy, and able to learn every day. We want to equip students with the necessary tools that can give them a better chance of attaining a better future,” said TVI Vice President and Plant Manager Arman Serenuela.
AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas, Inc. is the operator of the 340-megawatt Toledo Baseload Power Plant located in Brgy. Bato, Toledo City, Cebu. It utilizes the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology to ensure that it delivers reliable, reasonable, and responsibly produced power. The facility is an 80-20 joint venture between Aboitiz Power Corporation and Vivant, Corp. respectively. Together with Therma Luzon, Inc. and Therma South, Inc., the three primarily comprise the Coal Business Unit of AboitizPower.