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Teacher Insights: Jollibee and Jollibee Group Foundation spread hope and joy among Marawi kids

The war in Marawi is over, but the moving on stage is very far from over. With all the trauma the war leave to the people of Marawi, it’s hard for people to start over with their lives. Especially for the young children whose saw the war right before their eyes. Making them happy in the midst of their trauma is indeed hard. But with the initiatives made by different organizations are finding ways to ease the kids even just for a while. 

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The Marawi students dance and sing to show their gratitude to their Jollibee friends who brought smiles to their faces through gifts of toys, books and other treats.

The country’s number one fast-food chain partnered with the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) to spread hope and joy last December through the “Magbahagi para sa mga Bata sa Marawi“, a Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko special gift-giving program.

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Jollibee and JGF volunteers also gave away Jollibee Yumburgers, Red Ribbon treats, toiletries and hygiene kits to more than 500 students from 15 schools who gathered at the Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School.

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The students and their teachers, school and local Department of Education officials welcomed Jollibee as he delighted everyone with a jolly dance number. The beneficiaries, in turn, showed their appreciation to everyone’s best friend by doing various song and dance numbers.

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The gift-giving activity was made possible with the help of the Alrose Group of Companies, Philippine Business for Social Progress, the local government of Marawi, and other volunteers. Other donation partners were Robinsons Department Store, Adarna House, Goodwill Bookstore, Katha Publishing, Rex Bookstore and Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

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The program supports Jollibee’s belief in #SharingJoy especially among children, as it fosters love, care and compassion for others.

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