• Operation Walang Iwanan for Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten)

    This is an announcement we thought we will not make for 2016 given that there are just a few days left before we all welcome a new year. But when our Team GK Bicol started to send their reports, it is apparent that we should make a louder noise to not leave 2016 with thousands of families out in the evacuation centers without a path back to their damaged homes like the Vazquez Family in Libon, Albay. REQUEST DETAILS: Gawad Kalinga is organizing for two immediate actions: 1. Family Food Packs: Php 200 per pack for 3000 families 2. Roof repair for 200 homes at Php 20,000 per unit. (Broken and wiped out homes in Bula, Camarines Sur)Some areas are difficult to reach that the only option is by foot.(Aftermath of Centro Poblacion, Libon, Albay.)Roads are impassable due to knocked over electrical posts and trees. They are not only flooded but are also filled with debris like branches, house roofs, and other materials.(Typhoon resilient homes in Gawad Kalinga Benrey Village in Bula, Camsur)REQUEST DETAILS:Gawad Kalinga is organizing for two immediate actions:1. Family Food Packs: Php 200 per pack for 3000 families2. Roof repair for 200 homes at Php 20,000 per unit.**Learn more about Gawad Kalinga at www.gk1world.com :

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  • Prevention Access and Advocacy Campaign (PAAC)

    Prevention Access Advocacy Campaign (PAAC) is a health equity initiative lead by PAFPI to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by expanding access to HIV prevention and empowering Filipino with and vulnerable to HIV with accurate and meaningful information essential to their social, sexual, and reproductive health which a legal basis in this campaign.With a primary focus on engaging high-prevalence and underserved communities, PAAC works with national and local organizations both private and public to develop, share and replicate successful HIV prevention and anti–stigma social marketing campaigns, stage prevention event, and monitor the media for accuracy on HIV–related issues. Prevention Access Advocacy Campaign collaborates with non–government organization, faith based organization, private and public agencies and HIV prevention advocates who share the common goals to end HIV transmissions and HIV–related stigma in the Philippines by empowering Filipinos including youth with accurate and meaningful information.Our mission: The HIV Prevention Revolution There has never been a more hopeful time in the history of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines. Revolutionary advances in HIV prevention and treatment can now bring the epidemic to a halt: Early Testing and Early ART, for people who do not have HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an FDA–approved daily pill that prevents HIV; Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) can also be taken within 72 hours of exposure to help prevent HIV. For people living with HIV Research confirms that a person on Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for at least six months with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to others. (Undetectable = Untransmittable: #UequalsU). Our strategy: Empower communities with accurate and meaningful information about HIV.  PAAC promotes information through these five innovative approaches to prevention and treatment campaign.1. Media & Social Marketing:We promote the #UequalsU message in the HIV/AIDS, niche, mass, and social media. Our unique social marketing campaign with public ad agency in partnership with the Department of Health will destigmatize and empower people with HIV and be available at no cost to our partners (both local and international).2. Community Organizing:Organizers in cities with high prevalence foster collaboration between agencies to improve awareness and access to prevention and treatment options by providing marketing campaigns, events and structural support within the Philippines.            3. Prevention Events:We stage “Power of meaningful and greater involvement of Filipino living with HIV and affected families (MIPA) and local partners to Prevention. Parties hosted by local influencers in underserved communities to promote social marketing campaigns, engage people most affected, and make HIV prevention a celebration.4. Monitoring and Evaluation:Regular staff, volunteers and partners meeting shall be conducted, including site visits. Financial expenditures shall be strictly monitored and safeguarded guided by PAFPI management ensuring transparency and confidentiality.5. Sustainability:Project implementers will advocate for the local leaders immediate response and commitment towards long term program sustainability that is to be undertaken at the community level.•    The above–mentioned activities (PAAC) will need PhP 4,000,000.00 budgetary requirement in the expanse of three (3) years of implementation that includes sub–activities (planning, site visit, dissemination of actual results), personnel and other administrative cost.

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  • Community Feeding Project

    When there are no disasters, our NLCOM team goes to the poorest communities to serve           nutritious hot meals  to three thousand children (3,000). This is done in partnership with another organization (Metro World Child) who conducts values formation classes in the said community. Each week, as the   children finish their classes, NLCOM steps in to give a treat of hot, home-cooked meals.Because of our commitment, we are launching a special campaign so we can continue to serve  these vulnerable children. Through the hot meals served, these children are encouraged to          participate and join in the classes where they get to have good role models and a positive influence in their life.  Your gift will allow us to continue and sustain this feeding project. Help us feed the children. 

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  • 20 Computers for Center of Hope

    The Center of Hope is a long-term shelter facility, duly licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).It is being run by Visayan Forum Foundation, managed by a multi-disciplinary team with an existing system of protection and with a rights-based approach. Parallel to protective services and psychosocial intervention, Visayan Forum also provides institutionalized alternative skills training for victims while pursuing their cases; such as training packages intended to prepare the survivors for eventual reintegration including a formal educational program and non-formal training for alternative sources of income. In 2017,  we would like to improve the quality of education by introducing computer studies. Increasing the survivors computer literacy will prepare them for job opportunities especially today wherein more and more industries are moving digital and require such skills. In addition, their knowledege about IT will protect them from being vulnerable to online trafficking. ABOUTThe Philippines is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. 401,000 Filipinos are presently enslaved according to the report of Global Slavery Index of 2016.For 25 years, Visayan Forum has been innovating solutions to end human trafficking and modern slavery in the Philippines. We prevent trafficking through community watch mechanisms, we protect victims and potential victims in transit areas and transform the lives of survivors through holistic shelter-based services, we influence policy and conduct solution-based research, and we mobilize the youth to reduce their vulnerability to trafficking.

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  • TB Treatment Support to Keep Kids in School

    Children in the communities we serve are highly vulnerable to absenteeism from school due to chronic illness and lack of successful treatment. Due to their extreme poverty, highly dense communities, and the toxic environment of the dumpsites where they live, the public health services available to them are under-funded and overwhelmed with demand. Students are often unable to get the early medical attention they need or complete their treatment as medically required. As a result, our communities experience high incidences of student dropouts, grade repeaters, and underperformance when they are in school due to treatable illnesses. Two common illnesses in the children we serve is (i) the tuberculous infection called “primary complex” and upper respiratory infections, which lead to a host of other health and medical issues, especially malnutrition. Primary complex is found in children exposed to mycobacterium tuberculosis in an adult. The child remains healthy and usually has no symptoms until their immune system declines and the disease becomes active. If primary complex is left untreated, it may eventually evolve into active tuberculosis. Primary Complex is a 6 month long daily treatment at a registered health facility, which is often interrupted in the poorest patients due to financial and time constraints unless there are adequate social supports and convenient treatment centers. Medicine must be given every day for 6 months. If not, the bacteria evolves and develop into a more med-resistant kind. Children with symptomatic cases of primary complex have a compromised immune system and often require treatment for other illnesses. Children need convenient, efficient access to medical services and treatment to ensure they recover from their illness and with the least interruption to their schooling.  In our years of experience, we learned that extremely poor children need additional health and nutrition interventions to boost their school attendance and performance. We provide students with free, nutritional breakfast and lunch every school day and monitor their height and weight monthly. We also operate a clinic in our Tondo center and have mobile services in our other centers. Our health and human services and programs support our educational programs by providing psycho-social support, crisis intervention, medical care, and nutrition programs to all our students and their families living in the communities of Smokey Mountain and Barangay 105 dumpsite. What we need:Tuberculosis Medications Antibiotics Other medicines Vitamins & Supplements Anthelmintic Clinic medical supplies

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  • Make Childbirth Safer for Mothers in Palawan

    The island village of Manamoc is some 4 hours away by outrigger boat from mainland Cuyo Municipality. Whenever there are health emergencies, the government-trained midwife can only do so much first aide and have to send patients to mainland Cuyo. Oftentimes, patients die on their way to the only  District Hospital available in Cuyo. In Manamoc, a newly constructed multi-purpose facility was converted to Health Station and Birthing Clinic to comfortably cater to the basic health requirement of the island residents especially pregnant women and children. The Health Station however, needs birthing equipment to fully cater to pregnant women reducing risk of mother and infant mortality in the island.    

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  • Request for Medical Supplies for the PEARLS Health Clinic in Tondo

        In the summer of 2015, two young brothers, Mario and Marco, got food poisoned from “pagpag”. Tragically, Marco didn’t make it. His parents didn’t have the money to buy first-aid medicines; they didn’t even have money for fare to bring the two kids to the hospital. They begged neighbors to loan them money but those neighbors are just as poor as they are. Mario, up to this day, is still suffering from hunger and poverty. The tragic death of Marco compelled us to step up our efforts even further, and to go from a weekly feeding program to a daily soup kitchen. Currently, we serve breakfast for around 300 kids in Helping Land. This means the children get at least one healthy and safe meal per day, which in turn will hopefully prevent another deadly incident because of food poisoning.     Since Marco’s death, there are several other young children who died from complications of malnutrition, and mainly from extreme poverty. Project PEARLS' effort in providing one healthy meal is not enough to keep these children healthy and alive. Immediate access to free medicines and healthcare is very urgent.    These devastating events inspired Project PEARLS to implement one of its biggest projects this year – the construction of a Health Care Center in Helping Land, Tondo, Manila.     Helping Land is home to hundreds of families whose main source of livelihood is scavenging from garbage. Due to extreme poverty, a common practice among the residents is to fill their hunger by relying on “pagpag” - leftover food from restaurants that is scavenged from trash. Pagpag literally means “to shake off”, and this refers to shaking the dirt off the food. Without proper nutrition and easy access to medical services, children become victims of malnutrition, dehydration, diarrhea, colds, cough, pneumonia, and other illnesses. Project PEARLS wants to address this problem by providing free and quality health care services in the community. By giving them accessible medical services, we may be able to prevent serious diseases, and even child's death.     The Health Care Center is now almost done, and will be formally opened on July 17, 2016. To provide the needed medical services, we are in need of nonprescription medicines such as paracetamol, decongestants, ibuprofen, multivitamins, and the like.      Any kind of support – cash or in-kind donations – will certainly go a long way in caring for the health and welfare of a child.     Our wish list can be found here. 

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  • Appeal for Typhoon Lawin

    As of today, through the humanitarian caravan, we have sent provisions to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by Typhoon Lawin. You may reach them too through your donations. The following are the savings accounts of the PRC where donors can send in their donations: BANCO DE OROBranch : Port Area, ManilaPeso : 00453-0018647Dollar : 10-453-0039482Swift Code : BNORPHMM METROBANKBranch : Port Area, ManilaPeso : 151-3-04163122-8Dollar : 151-2-15100218-2Swift Code : MBTCPHMM   Mandaluyong

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