Since our inception, the principle of corporate social responsibility has been embedded in the way we do business. We exist not only for the sole purpose of financial gains, but more importantly, to act as a beacon of opportunity and hope for others, particularly those belonging to our host communities. Throughout our history, we have been truly blessed to be in a unique position to make a difference in the lives of people.
At Axelum, we strongly believe that formal education is key to a brighter future. As such, we are committed to continuously providing educational opportunities to the people of Medina. We grant academic scholarships to deserving students and distribute books and other school supplies. On top of that, we donate knowledge centers and classrooms to promote a more conducive and enhanced learning environment.
Since 2007, we have sponsored more than 500 students enrolled in various schools in Medina, Gingoog City, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Manila. To date, there are 25 graduates of this scholarship program who have elected to work in Axelum.
On another note, we also realize the importance of proper access to decent healthcare services. In response, we constructed specialized treatment buildings and donated medical equipment to existing provincial hospitals. Recently, we broke ground for the development of a general hospital in Gingoog City that will cater to the future medical needs of residents. Moreover, in partnership with doctor associations, we regularly conduct free medical, dental and surgical missions for the benefit of community members.
To foster sustainable livelihood, we capitalize on the agricultural potential of our area by maintaining organic demo farms where local farmers are trained to seed and grow a variety of fruits and vegetable crops such as citronella plants, rice, papaya, lettuce and bananas, among others. In addition, we extend them financial support on poultry and hog raising ventures. After which, local farmers have the option to sell their harvests and livestock to us or other prospective buyers.
Needless to say, we understand the importance of strengthening one’s spiritual and moral being. Aside from participating in religious gatherings and events, every Holy Week, we help the Municipality of Medina stage the ‘Hinuklog’ or Passion of Christ play, to encourage people to deepen their faith and remind them of the greatest sacrifice made for the salvation of mankind.