Members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) gathered in Cebu, the Philippines during the 8th -10th of March 2017 for their 17th annual membership conference at the Shangri La’s Mactan Resort & Spa. As was the case in past WWPC conferences, also this time in Cebu a benefiz auction in support for children in need was conducted, gathering USD 44.000,- for the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines, Inc. which operates a shelter in Cebu.
The conference and auction was supported by first class sponsors Combi Lift GmbH, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Royal Cargo Inc. who gave presentations and updates on their respective services. Cash donations by the conference attendees contributed to the outstanding result.
The proceeds of the auction of USD 44.000 will be spent on the construction of the Adolescent Center, multi-purpose covered court, swimming pool for swimming lessons as well as repair and refurbishment of the Children’s Haven building. A part of the funds will also go for the educational support of the children and selected senior high school students from low income families.
Wolfgang Karau, Director of the network said: “Our network, members, sponsors and invited guests enjoyed to support the 83 children and we believe our contribution will make life better for them”.
In the picture above Mr. Elmer Sarmiento, CEO of Royal Cargo and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) receiving the award in behalf of the WWPC with Mr. Esekias Malaza, Chairman and Ms. Martiniana Mercado, Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines Inc.