To honor the great legacy pg Mr Soriano-Orodio, Nelda Estores has decided to continue Antono's vision and his mission in alleviating the sad plight of the uneducated and disadvantaged. In Australia, the Soriano-Orodio Foundation was created on 6th June 2008 to coincide the birth month of our founder/patriarch.
With the great support and generous outreach of family and friends, the foundation now has thirty four (34) recipients, all of whom are receiving financial support for their on-going education. Year 2020 counts 52 ongoing scholarship recipients, 4 graduated from the Universities and now gainfully employed supporting their families.
We have also been helping 3 public school libraries in the Philippines (Northern and Southern regions), by soliciting and donating books and educational references to foster learning in those schools. There is one library building that has been completed in June 2018 and second library building is about to be started anytime soon.
The organisation outreach has also extended to supporting a Nursing Home/Aged Care in General Santos City, which relies heavily on donations from all over the world. The block of land where this home is located was donated by a family member.
photo of Nelda Estores: Peter Elgar
MUAH: Mishel Vounatsos Bratsos
gown: Vicki Popovski at Vicoola' Fashionista
special thanks: Johanna Smith and Marchev Misha