The Rotary Club of Makati and YesPinoy Foundation sealed another partnership on December 1, 2020, at the Rotary Club of Makati Head Office for the support of the Foundation’s education-to-livelihood program that seeks to provide employment to workers displaced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The signatories to the agreement were Pres Peter Manzano and YPF Chairman Jose Sixto Dantes III, while PE Louie Aseoche and Raniel Rusuello of Doorbell Technologies stood witness. As stipulated in the MOA, YesPinoy is responsible for the design, execution and management of the program, while RC Makati is charged with funding it to the tune of P420K.
This is our second service tie-up with YPF. The first was the I am Super Project in RY 2018-19.
The new project is a Riders’ Training Program for 150 adults who had lost their jobs due to the shut-down or slowdown of businesses owing to the pandemic. The program’s goal is to provide a decent and steady means of livelihood that will enable the participants to support their families. It also aims to develop professional, responsible and hardworking delivery service men who take pride and joy in their work. Among the beneficiaries—erstwhile employees in the film, TV, advertising and auxiliary industries—are a lighting director, assistant director, dance instructor, event performer, stunt man, set decorator, advert talent, TV and film production crew, and a utility man.
The day also marked the kick-off of the 3-day comprehensive training program for the second batch of 15 riders, which was facilitated by the A-1 Driving School and a pool of technical experts. The module includes road safety, proper food handling, values formation, basic first aid, and financial management, among other life and skills enhancement topics.
On December 4, they received certificates after successfully completing the three-day intensive training. Pres. Peter and Raniel Rusuello handed out the certificates.
YP Foundation will continue running the training program until the 150 beneficiaries will have been covered. In consideration of the government health protocol on physical distancing, each class is limited to 15 trainees.