Since 2002, KEPCO Ilijan Corporation (KEILCO), a 1-200 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, has been supporting the Ilijan Community Development Foundation (ICDF) with funds for projects that directly benefit the locals of Ilijan and nearby communities. This year, the fund is allocated to support ICDF’s projects namely: Basic Education Support, Sikap Unlad Training Program and Volunteer Health Workers Program.
The Basic Education Support Program aims to assist parents by providing free school supplies for their children for the school year 2021-2022. The beneficiaries of this project include all pupils and students of Ilijan Elementary School, Lilinggiwan Elementary School, Pedro S. Tolentino Memorial Integrated School, Ilijan SPED and Ilijan and Lilinggiwan Day Care Centers.
The Sikap Unlad Training Program on the other hand is geared towards providing relevant skills and vocational training to locals of Ilijan and other nearby barangays. The TESDA-registered training includes programs in Pipefitting NC II, SMAW NC I and NC II, GTAW NC II and Bookkeeping NCIII.
The Volunteer Health Workers Project is seen to complement the effort of the local government unit in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. According to ICDF, the two volunteer health workers will work hand in hand with front liners to convince the priority sectors in the community to undergo the needed vaccination.