Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc.
"Improving the Quality of Life of Filipino Families"

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Through your generous donations, we will be able to help more beneficiaries in our programs in Education (Scholarship), Health (DREAM (for Children with Special Needs) Project & Mobile Dental Van Project) and Special Advocacy (Tree Planting, Bloodletting, Meal-Sharing & Gift-Giving).


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EDUCATION

Scholarship / Computerization Project / School Rehabilitation



Life is full of ups and downs. We struggle in this world to overcome obstacles toward success. For this, a lot of hard work is necessary. During my childhood, up until now I still remember the phrase that my parents used to tell me. ‘’ To become a better and a successful person, you must have to sacrifice and always think positively so that the result of your sacrifices would be fruitful.’’

Success has always been my motivation during my stint at the Center of Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE) Technical Institute, Inc. I always made sure that I put my best foot forward and never give up on my dreams. Inspired by the generosity the people in my school showed me, I never entertain the idea of not finishing a course; I know with God there is always a way.

The Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc. (JIKFI) played an immense role during my trying times. The scholarship it had granted me wasn’t just a mere sponsorship; it was a ray of hope. For three (3) years of my study, I never had to worry about tuition fee and it enabled me to focus on something else. I started to do odd jobs like working for a canteen to get free lunch and dinner even doing deliveries just to cover my daily expenses and school projects. By spearheading various curricular activities and school events, I learned to lead by example, stressing the importance of hard-work and perseverance. I also become an officer of some organizations and was awarded with distinct leadership honors. For me, it was an achievement, even more so when I graduated with honors from my Electromechanics Technology course last November 2015. I was able to prove to myself and to my family that I can do things aided by hard work, dedication, gratefulness and faith in God.

I am thankful to God because He has always guided and strengthened me to accomplish tasks no matter how challenging those may be. My teachers, the Opus Dei Congregation played a role in encouraging me and my colleagues to never stop learning. The trust and the confidence that JIKFI gave motivated me to become an achiever and to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Thank you Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc. for making me a scholar, giving me a future and a hope for my family! Rest assured, now that I become a CITE staff, I shall continue to impart the values the school and the foundation imparted and inspire other by sharing my story. - Melijandyl Delatina, JIKFI Scholar

HEALTH

DREAM Project / Mobile Dental Van Project



Seeing us standing on our own feet and taking our first steps are some of the happiest moments our parents witness when we were kids. Those first steps are important milestones of child development.

Mark Apollo, age 10, a charming boy with a radiant smile wears a neat school uniform. Meanwhile, Devon Marie, age 5, is a mama’s girl with downcast eyes. Yet, when she looks up, she views curiously. Both share the common struggle to learn how to walk, and be accepted by the community they are part of.

Mark Apollo was born premature, while Devon Marie had an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. Both children were diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP), a disorder caused by injury to the immature brain, which affects movement, and the ability to perform specific skills. Even playing is difficult.

Devon Marie, is incapable of crawling and cooing. She depends solely on family members who carry her around. They can only guess at her needs since she cannot utter words. Her silence is heartbreaking. Mark Apollo uses his lower back to slide from one place to another, “Lisod . . . sakit kaayo’ (It is hard . . . too painful). His words sum up his pain. Playing actively with other children is impossible for Devon Marie and Mark Apollo. They can only watch from a corner and hope one day they can do the same.

The lives of these children and their families are not easy. It is hard for family member to see their difficulties. All are praying for respite.

Juanito I. King Foundation Inc., through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office of Barili (MSWD – Barili), came in to the picture and brought hope through DREAM Project which provides accessible and sustainable therapy for children with developmental disorder. Mark Apollo and Devon Marie immediately availed of free Physical Therapy (PT) sessions. Now, they have been in the program for three (3) and two (2) years respectively. JIKFI believes in them. With their family’s support, they surpassed their old selves. They can now stand and walk. The effort and the spirit they gave to be able to do these things are immeasurable and inspiring.

‘Makalakaw-lakaw nana siya sugod January 9, 2016. Pwerti gali namong lipaya kay naka lakaw na gyud . . .’

‘She can now walk since January 9, 2016. We are so happy that she can finally walk . . . ‘- says Ms. Wilma, Devon Marie’s mother.

‘Dako gyud ang natabang sa therapy, kay karon siya na lang ang mo gabay gamit ana (pointing to the Apollo’s Walker), kay sauna amoa gyud na siyang kugoson ug agakon, kung wala guro ang mga therapy di gyud ni ma tarong iyang paglakaw.’

‘The (physical) therapy greatly helped us because he can now stand and walk with the help of the device (pointing to Apollo’s walker), unlike before when we used to carry him. We are very happy. Without the therapy, his walking and standing condition will not improve.’ - says Marc Apollo’s Aunt

Mark Apollo and Devon Marie are studying now. Mark is in grade four and Devon Marie is enrolled in a SPED class. Like other pupils, they take their classes seriously. Mark, a fan of watching “Probinsiyano”, a local TV Series, dreams of becoming a Policeman.

These children are exceptional for they keep on dreaming. These dreams are their standing ground. Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc., together with the DSWD - Barili, is more than willing to assist them achieve their dreams. After all, their achievement is our happiness.

SPECIAL ADVOCACY

Tree Planting / Meal-Sharing / Bloodletting / Gift-Giving / Relief Operation



A total of 63 bags of blood were collected from the different blood donors during the bloodletting program spearheaded by the Juanito I. King Foundation Inc. (JIKFI), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross – Cebu Chapter last July 15 at Nito’s Auto Supply training room in Cebu City.

The donated blood would give hope to almost 200 people. In every bag of blood, three lives are saved.

Blood donors were composed of students from the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE) and employees of the Kings Group of Companies, namely Skygo Marketing Corp., Cebu Subzero Logistics Inc., Juanito King and Sons Inc. and Nito’s Auto Supply Inc.

Blood donation is beneficial for the donor as it reduces the risk of heart and liver ailments caused by iron overload in the body.
Donating blood does not just save other peoples’ lives but it also keep the donors’ well-being healthy.

In the photo are the students of Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise voluntarily donate blood.

(First published in Cebu Daily News last August 2, 2016 - http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/99964/bloodletting-collects-63-bags-of-blood)

WHAT'S UP?


CURRENT PROJECT

Presently, the Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc. partners with the Project Healthy Smile, a US-Based, all-volunteer, non-profit organization for a 9 month-long project to promote oral hygeine among the student-beneficiaries in Tabunan Integrated School in Cebu.

LAST EVENT


Bloodletting collects 63 bags of blood

A total of 63 bags of blood were collected from the different blood donors during the bloodletting program spearheaded by the Juanito I. King Foundation Inc. (JIKFI), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross – Cebu Chapter last July 15 at Nito’s Auto Supply training room in Cebu City.

The donated blood would give hope to almost 200 people. In every bag of blood, three lives are saved.

Blood donors were composed of students from the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE) and employees of the Kings Group of Companies, namely Skygo Marketing Corp., Cebu Subzero Logistics Inc., Juanito King and Sons Inc. and Nito’s Auto Supply Inc.

Blood donation is beneficial for the donor as it reduces the risk of heart and liver ailments caused by iron overload in the body.
Donating blood does not just save other peoples’ lives but it also keep the donors’ well-being healthy.

In the photo are the students of Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise voluntarily donate blood.

(First published in Cebu Daily News last August 2, 2016 - http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/99964/bloodletting-collects-63-bags-of-blood)


King Foundation Joins Outreach

ALTRUISM was once again exhibited by the Juanito I. King Foundation Inc. (JIKFI) and Kings Quality Food Inc. (KQFI) a s it opened its doors for the ABS-CBN’s Grand Halad sa Kapamilya last July 2.

A total of 500 lunch packs were shared to the event’s volunteers.

JIKFI also offered its mobile dental van to serve clients in need of oral prophylaxis, tooth restoration and tooth extraction.

This is the second year of partnership between JIKFI, KQFI and ABS-CBN.

Being awarded as the best CSR (corporate social responsibility) institution by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry last June 30, JIKFI remains true to its mission of giving back to the community.

In the photo is Dr. Rogelio Pajamonte, JIKFI’s new dentist, attends to a patient during the Grand Halad sa Kapamilya.

(First published in Cebu Daily News last July 19, 2016 - http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/98314/king-foundation-joins-outreach.)

CONTACTS


Cebu Holdings Center, Cebu Business Park, Cebu
City Cebu, 6000
Tel: (032) 415 8330
Fax: (032) 232 6063
Mail: jikfi@kingcebuproperties.com