THE mobile playground Hampangan, a corporate social responsibility project of the Super Lucky Beagler Inc. (SLBI) that has brought joy to schoolchildren in remote barangays of Negros Occidental, now brings happiness to children who are sick and confined in hospitals.
SLBI, an authorized agent corporation of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), launched Hampangan for children in hospitals on April 14 at the Cadiz District Hospital, formerly St. Anne's Medical Center, in Barangay Daga, Cadiz City.
SLBI director Dino Jalandoni said: "We launched Hampangan Project in the Silay Public Plaza last year and have brought the Traveling Hampangan around the province in the first quarter of 2018 and will do so throughout the year. The response of the children and their parents has been tremendous. Seeing and hearing their excitement and joy inspired us to bring big smiles to the sick children in hospitals who cannot go out to play. Through Hampangan for Hospitals, we aim to give some fun and comfort to sick children in the hope of speeding up their healing."
The sick children in the pediatric ward were treated to games, entertainment, and lunch by Hampangan mascot Lucky, the Super Beagler, along with a crew of young people dressed up as popular cartoon characters.
Under its corporate social responsibility program, SLBI launched last year the Hampangan Playground project -- putting up a world-class playground at the Silay City public plaza.
The Traveling Hampangan has already been brought to Patag Elementary School in Silay City, Cabatangan Elementary School in Talisay City and the Nicholas Jalandoni Elementary School in Barangay Damgo in E.B. Magalona,
Construction of another Hampangan children's playground is now ongoing in a municipality in southern Negros Occidental, Jalandoni recently announced.
He said that while their CSR programs will touch different sectors in the province, more focus will be for children this year as the company moves forward. "The children are our future and one of the best ways to unlock their potential is through play. Hampang allows kids to imagine, create social connections, be physically active."
The Silay Hampangan is a 400-square-meter children's playground within the plaza with an assembly of various play equipment of highest safety and environmental standards, and a section for Filipino games and a story telling area. (PR)