REDFOX, a global Filipino hardware brand, believes in redefining lives and widening horizons through technological innovation. Recently, it had another chance to demonstrate this through its renewed partnership with Manny Pacquiao as one of the sponsors of his weekly game show Manny Many Prizes last May 5, 2012, at the San Andres Bukid Sports Complex.
This particular episode witnessed the heart-warming tale of an 11-year old boy named Leandro Salva, the 4th child of 9 siblings. He wrote to one of the show’s segments called Dear Ninong in order to give his disabled father, Zaldy, a small business that can help them rise above poverty. His mother was doing laundry to augment the family’s income. The eldest had to stop schooling to help his family. The second child, on the other hand, who wanted to become a teacher someday, had to find a job so that she can pursue her studies on her own.
Despite this, Leandro never gave up. He was a consistent honor student even though he had to go to school on an empty stomach. At an early age he knew that he had to do something for the family. Being a hardworking honor student, little Leandro’s situation caught the attention of the people behind REDFOX. Wanting to make a difference in little Leandro’s life, REDFOX gave the Salvas a Vengeance desktop set. The desktop, complete with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, is meant to be used by Leandro and his siblings to further their education. Leandro, an incoming grade 5 student, wanted to be a doctor someday so that he can help their family uplift their lives.
REDFOX hopes that little Leandro is already turning his brand new desktop on and dreaming bigger dreams. REDFOX believes that technology can transform education in the country.
Through its educational products and tie-ups with the educational sector, REDFOX tries to do its part in integrating technological tools into Philippine classrooms. On top of the list is the Wizboard, an interactive whiteboard complete with teaching applications. The upcoming launch of REDFOX’s newest product, the Razor Ultrabook, was also announced during the show.
The Manny Many Prizes team also gave the Salva family clothes, toys, cellphones, school supplies, standard appliances, Php 20,000 worth of groceries, and Php 60,000 to start their own business.