Kids at play can go a long way. For the kids of Hospicio de San Jose, the energy they spend to play can now be turned into energy for the orphanage, thanks to a special playground presented to them by Tiger Energy Biscuit.

Called the Tiger Energy Playground, it includes two popular types of park equipment, a seesaw and a merry-go-round but with added features.  The Tiger Energy Biscuit brand of Kraft Foods (Philippines) Inc. teamed up with the Mapua Institute of Technology to make the equipment convert the energy created by the kids’ while playing into electrical energy that can be used in the Hospicio compound. In short, every bit of energy that kids exert can be turned by the equipment into electricity to light lamp posts and other appliances.

The team from Mapua is made up of Electrical Engineering thesis advisers Engr. Michael Pacis, Engr. Conrad Ostia, Engr. Ronald Santiago and Engr. Mark Christian Manuel; and students John Ray Abad, Merryll Capucao, Lynette Dane Legaspi, Jovan Barrago, Jeffrey Adams Uy, Daniel Oliver Calapatia, and Dave Bautista.

Tiger Energy Biscuit is the delicious and nutritious biscuit made of wheat and with milk and has the 9 vitamins and 6 minerals of Enermaxx. This unique combination helps give your child the energy he needs for the entire day. The concept of the Tiger Energy Playground merges the benefits kids get from the brand, with the ability to convert energy into a commodity that can benefit a community.

Initial tests have shown that the Tiger Energy Playground can store up to 36 hours worth of power for every 24 hours of play.

Kraft Foods Category Marketing Manager for Biscuits, Carlo Licuanan said, “We chose to donate the Tiger Energy Playground to Hospicio de San Jose to remind the children here that they have not been forgotten this Christmas, and that there is reason for them to be hopeful for a bright future. Hopefully soon, the Playground will also be able to help Hospicio in its operations, by helping provide part of its power consumption so that their monthly electricity bill can be reduced.”
Though still in the early stages of implementation, the Tiger Energy Park is already seen by all participating institutions as a positive way forward, not only for Hospicio de San Jose, but for the development of Philippine-made devices to help provide electricity to less fortunate communities around the country. For more information about the Tiger Energy Playground, visit http://www.facebook.com/tigerenergyph

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