Smart Communications Energizes Power-starved Areas in Bicol

As a responsible corporate citizen, Smart Communications is committed to strengthening its community service initiatives on various fronts. Smart’s approach –- closely involving partner communities in the implementation of various programs, emphasizing sustainability, tapping partners to help other partners, and integrating programs and projects in the mandates of different business units of the company.

Key initiatives of Smart demonstrate the application of ICT for development, in support of a company-wide advocacy to promote digital inclusion.

A recent project provided electricity to power-starved areas in the Bicol region, specifically Labo, Garchitorena, Tiwi, Manito, Buyo, Virac, Pilar, Sorsogon City, Siruma and Cabusao.  
Power 4 All’s Mission Solar Power Stations have been installed in municipality offices, schools and community centers.  Due to the innovative plug-and-play and portable design of Mission, the entire project was completed within only 2 weeks and beneficiaries have immediately enjoyed the benefits of renewable energy to support activities such as government services, schooling and livelihood.
Through the company's programs on Education, Livelihood, Disaster Preparedness, and Tourism, Smart aims to contribute in the achievement of sustainable development goals for poverty alleviation, quality education, industry, innovation and infrastructure.
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