Currently the primary charity supported by the company is the Ninos Pag Asa Centre, based in Olongapo, Philippines. It is an orphanage for those who are not cared for nor looked after by any other agency.
It is authorised and licensed to operate as a social work agency giving medical assistance, educational programmes, skills training and community based rehabilitation. The centre not only look after those who are resident, but also educate and assist other children and adults in the local community.
Global Marine Group has been supporting the centre since Cable Retriever arrived in 1998. The Captains of the Cable Retriever, together with the Make a Difference Team (MAD), in the UK take responsibility for supporting the orphanage and organise many activities to this end throughout the year.
Every year Global Marine Group provides funds for meals, electricity, water and hygiene supplies as well as school tuition fees.
During September 2020, the team at Global Marine Group took part in ‘Orphanage Week’ and raised over £1,700 for five computers for the children who are blind and visually impaired to complete their schoolwork.
In 2020, Global Marine Group provided additional funds to support the Ninos Pag Asa Centre with the following activities:
Funding for building improvement work:
Provided funds for necessary medical procedures: