THE “KARITON KLASRUM” (PUSHCART EDUCATION) IS CHANGING LIVES ONE AT A TIME by GABC and DTC headed by 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida

In the great morning of Saturday dated August 20, 2011, GABC employee volunteers, DTC volunteers headed by Efren Penaflorida, Jr., a CNN Hero of the Year 2009 and group of bloggers has joined together and witnessed the outreached of around forty out of school youth in Barangay Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines.

In fact, the Dynamic Team Company (DTC), a local NGO headed by 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida, Jr., has partnered with GOLDEN ABC (GABC), the country’s fashion pioneer and owner of leading brands Penshoppe, Oxygen, ForMe, Memo and Regatta for “Kariton Klasrum” (Puschart Education), a literacy and hygiene program for unschooled children.

In connection with “GET UP,” GABC’s corporate social responsibility platform, the company pledged and committed to assist in providing knowledge to unprivileged children in Barangay Caridad, an urban poor community in Cavite City.

“GABC believes that there are many who are inspired by Efren’s work and can be active agents of change in our country,” said Bernie Liu, CEO & President of GOLDEN ABC.

GABC and its employee volunteers are helping Penaflorida in teaching the underpriveledged kids basic reading, writing, arithmetic, hygiene, caharacter building values and educating them to make a positive difference in their lives.

“While Efren himself has been a valuable resource person and inspiration, GABC continues to make a difference by promoting the values of passion, volunteerism and teamwork towards making a positive change,” Liu added.

Since 1997, “Kariton Klasrum” has been making a difference and has helped thousands of underprivileged youngsters in slum areas who have no access to education, basic hygiene and sometimes, even love from their families. Today, the group holds different activities to address these issues.

Over the past two decades, GABC has been actively involved in various foundations that further the cause of people development. It has branded its corporate social responsibility platform as “GET UP”.

The main sponsor GOLDEN ABC, Inc. was established in Cebu, Philippines in 1986. Fueled by the vision of being the most admired Asian fashion brands company, GOLDEN ABC, Inc. creates and sells its own ready-to-wear clothing and accessory lines. These are produced, marketed and retailed under a fast-growing, dynamic family of brands: PENSHOPPE, OXYGEN, FORME, MEMO,  REGATTA, TYLER and its direct selling subsidiary RED LOGO.

A great appreciation to GABC and its employee volunteers, DTC’s volunteers headed by Mr. Efren Penaflorida, Jr., bloggers and everyone involved  made possible the event successful.