For the Christmas season, P&A for a Cause (PAUSE) aspired to make the occasion a little brighter.
In partnership with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry, the Foundation organized SOASP, an annual nationwide competition which seeks to determine the top accountancy students in the country and open doors of career opportunities for students. In 2017, 339 students from 71 universities and colleges joined SOASP.
In line with Grant Thornton’s 3rd Global CSR Day, P&A Grant Thornton conducted different Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities simultaneously in different parts of the country on September 15, 2017.
It is in the Spirit of Grant Thornton people to help the needy, especially in times of crisis. With this, P&Ause Davao, collaborated with Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Pamantasan ng Ateneo de Davao to hand over relief goods for the victims of Marawi war. Relief goods were packed to cater seventy five families, and were handed over to Ateneo de Davao University on August 4, 2017.
P&Ause, in partnership with the University of the Philippines - Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (UP-JPIA), reached out to Apolinario Mabini National High School (Mabini, Batangas) on June 10, 2017 to donate some books and tents that the students could temporarily use as classrooms since the newly constructed building on the school was heavily-damaged by the earthquake.
The Cebu Federation-Junior Philippines Institute of Accountants (CF-JPIA) partnered with P&Ause and the University of Cebu - Lapu Lapu and Manduae JPIA Chapters for the “Bags to School Project and Financial Literacy Seminar” at Opao Elementary School located at Barangay Opao, Mandaue City.
Last January 9, 2017, P&Ause Cebu in partnership with the University of San Carlos - Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (USC-JPIA) had a community extension service in the year-long adopted community of JPIA in Camolinas Housing, Cordova. Called “JPIA Handog” the program organized seminars that aimed to instill the importance of health and hygiene and to orient the community on ways to improve their income.