Recovered Treasures, a Kalipay home in Bago City, is the first ever- Solar Powered Children's Shelter in Western Visayas, Mhel Sillador,Kalipay executive director, said yesterday .
Through the support of the Consuelo Alger Foundation, this Kalipay Home for 76 disadvantaged children is a step closer in establishing a green and sustainable community, he said.
For the past years, KalipayNegrense Foundation Inc. has been struggling to continue to manage two children's homes, Haven Home in Bacolod City and Recovered Treasures, with limited resources available, Sillador added.
“It is heaven sent that Consuelo Foundation has responded to our cry for help to continue to operate the two shelter” Anna Balcells, Kalipay president, also said.
“The cost of electricity is just too much for us to handle, sadly, shelters for children who have been abused, abandoned and neglected like ours, do not get any subsidy nor discounts from government or electric cooperatives”, she said .
The 5000 watts solar panelsinstalled by Solar Grid Alternatives will really became a big help for Kalipay. Aside from the Children's Home, it will also power Recovered Treasures Learning Center, an exclusive school for the children of Kalipay who cannot go to a mainstream regular school, she added.*
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