I. Gawad Kalinga
The biggest partnership that AAICFI forged in the last quarter of Y2007 is with GK. AAI bought a 2,700 sqm lot Sitio Eldorado, Barangay Don Bosco, near Levitown Village and Better Living Subdivision in Bicutan, Paranaque. The formal donation was made in December, 2007 to the GK management. After so many meetings with the local government regarding roads, drainages, passing through spaces, the house building finally started in March, 2008. The area is called AAI-GK village with 4 clusters of 24 dwellings each or a total of 96 dwelling units.
The building of a multi-purpose hall was also sponsored by AAI in Y2010; this was blessed and inaugurated in June 10, 2010 with the presence of GK’s Head, Tony Meloto, Barangay Captain Teodoro Virata and Paranaque Mayor Jun Bernabe. This now serves as the venue of different GK acgtivities like the Sibol School for pre-schoolers, meetings, parties and other livelihood projects for the beneficiaries.
The CSR work in the AAI-GK village is still ongoing every Saturday, participated in by employee-volunteers who are set to complete 24 hours EVP hours annually.
AAI is an active member of Philippine Business for Social Progress, an NGO organization that is operating nationwide who work with donors from all over the world. It has numerous NGO and Non-NGO member companies who help in the implementation of its programs such as Brigada Eskwela, the conservation and protection of water resources, tree planting, adoption of communities, relief operations, education for the out-of-school youth, and other sustainable programs for the communities they serve and sponsor.