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Article Date: 4th December 2013

Schneider Electric takes Action to Help Population in the Philippines

Electrical Distribution - Energy Management - Energy Automation - MV Distribution

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Following the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, Schneider Electric employees, supported by the Group Foundation, have joined together to bring their support to affected populations and help prepare for reconstruction.

Schneider Electric has coordinated its actions toward emergency help by launching a €250,000 emergency and rebuilding programme, as well embarking on an international call for donations.

In the short term, the Schneider Electric Foundation has donated €70,000 to fund food packs for 20,000 families – which equates to around 100,000 people. Schneider Electric will also focus its efforts on projects contributing to restore or bring energy access; and projects involving the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of technical training centres dealing with energy management.

The international campaign for donations at Schneider Electric was completed on the 25 November, with the Schneider Electric Foundation matching all funds raised. All of these initiatives were coordinated by the Schneider Electric Foundation and its 120 delegates’ network, as well as a dedicated project team based in the Philippines.

As a partner of Gawad Kalinga since August 2013, Schneider Electric has collaborated closely with this Filipino Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life of people at the base of the pyramid, to maximise impact through its knowhow and networks.

Gawad Kalinga holistic community development program encompasses refuges, healthcare, education, food and housing. Today, it is the largest NGO in the Philippines, having set up more than 2,300 villages housing some 1 million people, with the help of around 1 million volunteers. Typhoon Haiyan affected nearly 600 of these communities.

For more than 10 years, the Schneider Electric Foundation relays employees’ involvement. It has already proposed more than 10 mobilisation campaigns following natural disasters: for instance, in Japan in 2011, in Haiti, Pakistan and Chile in 2010, and in Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam in 2009. After a first contribution for emergency, the Foundation strongly invests with local teams to put Schneider Electric skills in the field of energy at the service of rebuilding.

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