About Megawide Foundation
Since its establishment in 2012, the Megawide Corporate Foundation, Inc. provides opportunities to the marginalized and disadvantaged communities where Megawide operates, and in areas where the company’s resources and expertise are needed.
Our programs are aligned with and support the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: Quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work & Economic Growth (SDG 8), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), and Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12).
The Megawide Foundation was accredited in March 2019 as a first level social welfare and development agency by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It also received its accreditation from the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) in December 2017, and has been renewed until 2022.
The Foundation is a member of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). We also seek collaborations with other non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and socio-civic organizations that share our company’s vision and values to achieve greater impact for our social development programs.
To be the innovator in providing underserved Filipino communities with first-world solutions.
We engineer a better future for underprivileged Filipinos by providing access to high quality
technical education and eco-friendly community building.
We underpin our projects with integrity.
We build partnerships beyond our own four walls.
We pour our heart and soul into uplifting the Filipino.
We deliver help and hope to those in need.
Megawide Foundation Annual Report
The Megawide Foundation’s Annual Report details the programs and projects the Foundation initiated and undertook in the reporting period, with the participation of Megawide’s strategic business units, subsidiaries, and employees.
The latest edition can be read or downloaded here.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Megawide, through the Megawide Foundation, is committed to uplift the quality of life in the communities where it operates. We continuously engage our host areas to deliver programs and contribute to their well-being.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is hinged on our pillars of High-quality Technical Education and Eco-friendly Community Building.
High-quality Technical Education
This pillar aims to:
- provide increased access to high-quality technical education for underprivileged but deserving students, and
- improve the quality of technical education in the Philippines through different programs and initiatives.
Megawide Engineering Excellence Scholarship (MEES)
The Megawide Engineering Excellence Scholarship (MEES) is the flagship program of the Foundation. It aims to provide technical and financial support to underprivileged but deserving college students studying in Megawide partner universities.
Since 2015, a total of 97 engineering and architecture scholars have benefited from the program. The program has produced 27 scholar-graduates to date, and Megawide currently employs six (6) scholar-alumni in its workforce.
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
- Technological University of the Philippines (TUP)
- University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD)
- Cebu Technological University (CTU)
Eco-friendly Community Building
Megawide Foundation partners with other institutions that share the same cause to further strengthen our commitment to building eco-friendly communities.
Together with our partnership with Green Antz Builders, Inc., an innovative and award-winning provider of building and housing solutions, we are promoting a circular economy through the recycling of our company’s industrial wastes.
Some of our collaborations were:
Eco-friendly waiting sheds
We combined our concrete wastes and plastic wastes from communities and turned these into innovative products like eco-bricks and eco-casts which are superior, eco-friendly, and cost-effective.
By providing these materials a “second life” and using it to become building blocks for waiting sheds, we are reducing the amount of gravel sourced from the environment, aside from diverting plastic wastes from landfills.
Plastic for chair-ity – handwash facility
Before the pandemic, we also built hand washing facilities using recycled concrete and plastic wastes.
These facilities were then turned over to a local school, giving students and school staff easy access to hand washing stations, while promoting proper cleanliness and sanitation and keeping the school community safe from bacteria and viruses.