WONG FOUNDATION: COMMITTED TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Wong Foundation was created in 1993 to administer and broaden the social programs that the company has been carrying out as part of its social concerns. It is a catalyst for the empowerment of the communities around our plantations and develops the potential of our stakeholders, trains rural leaders and opens the door to jobs with the company.

Currently, the Foundation benefits 450 children in 5 primary schools (4 private and 1 public) and 320 youth and adults in its secondary education program.

In 2005, the Wong Foundation implemented a Tutorial Learning System (TLS) that provides young people and adults in rural areas with easy access to quality high school education without leaving their communities. TLS releases individual potential through a suitable methodology that recognizes and fosters the nobility of the human spirit, and creates leaders capable of facing challenges in their jobs and in community development.

TLS graduates that are hired by the company continue their education through a Distance Learning Program sponsored by the Foundation in which other employees also participate.