The Unang Hakbang Foundation Inc. (UHF), housed in Barangay Highway Hills and Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, is a non-profit organisation engaged in aiding underprivileged and out-of-school children to realise their potential, expand their life options and grow into empowered and empowering adults. It operates learning centres in key locations within the Philippines. Namely, these locations include Mandaluyong City, Pampanga and Camarines Sur. The foundation reaches out to over 1,000 children and youth, providing them with the opportunity to keep up with academics and give back to their communities.
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Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, currently aides the UHF with health care programmes, which involve vaccinations and regular medical check-ups, mentoring and tutorials, basic literacy skills learning sessions, arts and sports programmes, community-based story telling, a feeding programme and other fun activities. The hotel has extended its assistance through the construction of a multi-purpose centre at Barangay Addition Hills and by donating school supplies and sports equipment and enhancing the UHF's library. Hotel employees also volunteer to help with tutorial classes, community-based reading sessions, sports activities and more. A series of life skills sessions are also held for the children’s mothers to empower and improve the livelihood of their families.
Should you wish to know more about Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s social responsibility activities and efforts or visit the Unang Hakbang Foundation centres, please feel free to contact Inah Manalaysay, the Hotel’s Asst. Communications Manager, by calling (63 2) 633 8888 extension 2912.