Sun Life Foundation’s Sun Pera-Aralan wins in CSR Guild Awards

(Press Release)

Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation’s financial management program for public school teachers has received recognition in CSR Guild Awards. Sun Pera-Aralan was named as Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project in Financial Inclusion by the awards-giving body that is being organized by the League of Corporate Foundations.

“We are truly humbled and grateful for the honor, as it represents the impact of our efforts in helping our teachers have a financially brighter tomorrow,” says Sun Life Philippines CEO and Chairman of Sun Life Foundation Benedict Sison. “Our teachers play a big role in molding our children’s tomorrow, and this is our little way of giving back to them for all their efforts and dedication.”

Launched in 2019 in collaboration with AHA! Behavioral Design Inc., Sun Pera-Aralan utilizes behavioral design to promote and develop positive and practical daily money habits that do not disrupt the teacher’s routine and workload. Since its inception, the program has helped over 34,171 teachers to stretch their salaries until the next payday and gradually lessen indebtedness. It was initially launched in public schools in Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Makati, and Malabon and is currently running in Manila, Marikina, and Quezon City.

Earlier this 2021, Sun Pera-Aralan was honored with the First Gawad Kaagapay Award for Financial Literacy by the Quezon City Schools Division Office of the Department of Education and an Award of Excellence in the Philippine Quill Excellence Awards.