Epson, one of more than 240 member companies of PBSP working together to fight poverty in the country, aids to help the country any way they can, through both big and small endeavors. This time, Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. president Osamu Koshiishi shares a story of the legendary Japanese dog Hachiko to Grade 4 pupils during the turnover ceremony for a learning resource corner at Lodlod Elementary School in Lipa City last March 21. Through the Balik Baterya recycling program of Motolite and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Epson donated textbooks, chairs, and tables to beneficiary schools in Lipa, with the generated funds from Epson’s used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) and additional financial assistance used to sponsor learning resource packages to 12 schools in the city.
The Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program, launched in 2006, involves the collection of ULABs for proper recycling and production of new automotive and industrial batteries. Premium value of ULABs are given to donors who opt to support Project LEAP, an initiative to improve the quality of basic education through provision of text/workbooks, training of teachers, remedial reading camps, and supplemental feeding.