• 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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  • 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  

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  • Potable Water System for Manobo Tribe at Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao

    Isulan town is home to the Manobo tribe who are dependent on agriculture. This area in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao is rich in mineral resources but most water resources are in very far distances. By providing a potable water system within the vicinity, this indigenous community of Muslims and Christians will be greatly helped. Request Details: Piping and Reservoir - 1 Concrete Water Reservoir- 1 New Water Pipeline (from Source to Community) - Pipes and Valves Needed Total Cost: Php 212,500.00 Sponsor 10 Families at Php 2,500.00Sponsor 100 Families at Php 25,000.00(Children bring little bottles that they can carry in an attempt to help collect water for their families.)One particular village holds the biggest population of about 2,500 individuals—that’s roughly about 850 families. The best way for them to have potable water is to pipe the clean water source all the way to their village. Thus, the community asks to have their water system piped through the village and to help them build their water reservoir.  Tribal Leader Babing Dundoy states “we have plenty of water, that is true, but the water source is too far for us to benefit from its richness. We travel far just to get enough for each of our families. Having a water system will greatly help our community.” **Learn more about Gawad Kalinga at www.gk1world.com :

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  • Surf our way to Save the Environment!

       In 2008, a group of die hard surfers discovered the site where Lola Sayong is currently situated. While enjoying the challenge brought about by the swell, they noticed that they are with local surfers who are out of school youths (OSYs). With the drive to help them finish studies, the group of Gubatnon for Adventourism Incorporated was established. The primary goal is to get funding through surfing and help the OSY surfers and ultimately the OSY of the community to finish schooling. As of date, Lola Sayong is one of the newest places to be in Sorsogon especially for backpackers and millennial. It was recently ranked second of the six places to be in Sorsogon. With the bulk of millennial visiting the place, there is a reason to enhance the camp area especially in terms of sanitation while still preserving the laid back ambiance.    There is a need for funding on the construction of comfort rooms and shower rooms. There is also a need to find a good source of water and have a water pump installed. With the continuous media exposure of the good Samaritan surfers, it is timely if they can have rush guards to serve as their uniform as to emphasize their identity of a good heart. With a more enhanced Lola Sayong Surf Camp, more tourists will come which means more OSY will be able to go back to school.WHAT WE NEED!- Kitchen Dining Facility (Php 420,000.00)- Lodging Enhancement (Php 600,000.00)- Toilet Bath Facility (Php 480,000.00)

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  • 'Pag Tayo ay Alisto, Sakuna ay Talo' Disaster Preparedness for Children, Families, and Communities Share An Opportunity Philippines

    Climate conditions are changing and it worsens over time. Super typhoons are now common and becoming the new normal making it a serious threat to every life.Every person is vulnerable to natural disasters most especially the children. As climate change continue to worsen, we at Share An Opportunity Philippines see the importance of educating and helping the communities prepare for these disasters to reduce the risk to our fellowmen.We aim to train on disaster preparedness and distribute Go Bags to Brgy. Sobol, Asingan. Just last year, this community was devastated by Typhoon Lando affecting 175 families in Asingan, Pangasinan.Their community really needs your help so they can be ready when a disaster comes. If you help them be prepared today, you are providing them not only a Go Bag but a bigger chance of survival for disasters to come.By supporting this endeavor, you are saving lives. You can help by pledging cash as we raise 100,000 for 100 Go Bags. Or you can send in kind donations of the following:FlashlightWhistleBagBlanketHygiene kit (shampoo, soap, napkin, etc)First Aid Kit (cotton, band-aid, alcohol, gauze, etc)Radio (Battery-powered)BatteriesFood (canned goods)Bottled waterGarbage bag (For waste disposal and can be used as a blanket)Bright BandanaOptional (Book and Toys for children) Together, let's help one family at a time to be prepared for disasters.  

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  • Bring Hope Football Initiative

    Objectives: - To bring hope to children within the Refugee Camps- To motivate refugee children and youths to follow their own dreams - To coach children using the highest possible standards through training, mentoring and implementing a person first approach which will allow refugee children to reach their maximum potential in sport or in life- To use professional sports celebrities in the world of football/soccer, Professional Clubs, as well as other sporting icons who are devoted to demonstrate their love for all young people - To make a difference in the lives of refugee children by providing a feeling of belonging, togetherness, personal accountability, team work/team building and life coachingVision: Football is such a unique sport as there are so many disciplines that players have to master I.e. teamwork, personal and team accountability, personal/team focus, understanding information & playing formations, fitness, drive, determination, desire, dedication. Exercise requires stored energy and will ensure the young people are healthy (healthy mind = healthy body)! important life lessons. Lessons such as working hard, being dedicated and relying on others. Sports keeps children and young people engaged mentally and physically rather than engaging in violent or less desirable behaviours. With investment in youth we can protect their future. These children will live more comfortable lives in the region they are most accustomed to and where they have long-standing ties both culturally and religiously. It is truly amazing how football unites all people no matter their creed or religion. It promotes hope, friendship love as well as teaching young people about winning and losing. The commitment to sport is valuable while enduring challenges which most have already been exposed to in much more horrible circumstances will leave them in good stead for the future. Lastly, these children will remain steadfast in their belief the world and its people will help them remain independent, free and safe. Fair Play Sports Management and Football Icon:  Football brings with it international development by providing global education and effecting positive social change. Football crosses geographic, ethnic and religious boundaries. Almost everyone has either played or watched football as it is commonly played throughout much of the world. Football provides a range of benefits to society, producing identifiable results in areas such as health, education, collaboration and community building. Importantly, the game brings joy to the refugees, which moves hearts and minds. It builds character and develops the mind and spirit of the players. Football is a national sport in Kurdistan, which increases the power to mobilise people and energise programs that offer direct impact on the refugees.Beginning the project in two camps which are located in the provinces of Duhok and Erbil, specialised teams of dedicated people from BringHope Humanitarian Foundation Football Initiative will investigate the area and develop their “start-up program”. This program needs to receive funding from the authorities, private sponsors, and other funding agencies to show the World that with dedication and happiness you can build, innovate and BRING HOPE.  We can jointly make and change lives, regardless of race, religion and ethnic background, gender, and physical differences, eliminating tears and fears. We will make a difference using a known process and plan; through professionals with skills and goal setting that will lead to SUCCESS. It will not only bring joy and fun, it will also create jobs and synergies for many local people. Learning to play football not just to win, but to win with grace and style. To “live the dream” and create a culture of fun and excitement. In brief, the project aims to build a bridge between parents and coaches, coaches and children, children and life.  It is our desire to create a place where football can be taught and played engaging children at all levels, where energy is expended in a positive manner and where children feel good about where they live and the friendships they create, lasting friendships made for a lifetime. Initial plan: - Football training includes both technical and tactical elements essential to the game. The individual and team skills vital to success in football are stressed in a competitive environment. The BringHope Humanitarian Foundation Football Initiative   programs are designed to help players perform and execute high level technique while demonstrating a keen insight into the games nuances. A long term goal of the academy is to bring young talents to play at their highest level possible. - Ambassadors from Professional Football Teams visit the Camps. These Professional Football Team Ambassadors take the lead as camp owners initially targeting two of 5 camps (2 camps in Erbil, 2 camps in Duhok and 1 camp in Sulaimaniyah) in Iraqi Kurdistan (see appendix);  - Ankawa camp: Erbil - Baradarash camp: Duhok Safety and Security: Security, both safety (passive hazards) and Security (active threats), are basic needs of people and form an essential part of the project. Children can only concentrate fully on sports when they are in a safe environment. It is especially necessary to work with professional support and qualitative equipment. This professional preparation and coordinated processes ensure events that run on the venues occur without interference or incidents. Security is a dynamic process and not a static one. All written documents will be issued in both English and Kurdish languages for ease of proper communication. Stages of the project: The project consists of three phases, encompassing evaluation on the ground, preparation of required safety instructions, and evaluation of initial actions. - Preliminary phase (one week)     * Evaluation of the camps and requirements regarding safety (Safety & Security).     * Survey of staff needs and their requirements.     * Evaluation of what further events can additionally be carried out in these camps.     * Investigation of what requirements must be met to allow people a safe stay and provide a high subjective feeling. This positive and safe feeling of the protected person contributes significantly to the success of an event.     * - Main phase (two weeks)     * Developing of checklists and emergency instructions to give those people in charge needed tools.     * Training of the involved groups for the event and security services.     * Training Topics include -  number of staff needed at events and training, assess any/all significant constraints. Creating different protection zones (protection zone models), communication requirements (internal / external), mobility, risk points on events, check points at entrance, basic first aid requirements at events, equipment to ensure Security, understanding of fire protection in case of any undesired occurrences, personal protection requirements for high-ranking guests    * Minimum of three major events to support the local authorities’ responsibility for supervision. - Follow-up phase     * Evaluation and adaptation of processes and requirements.     * Retraining and workshops on lessons learned. Sponsorships: Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (BHHF) is seeking sponsors from FIFA, UEFA or any legitimate Organisation which is needed to make this Football Project a success. As the Main Objective is to bring HOPE – a successful roll out is the main objective, therefore we have recruited local coaches- FIFA certified and we are seeking areas for soccer fields at a local level. For the 5 camps BHHF takes care of – we are seeking a Total Budget of approximately 950,000 Euro to cover all costs (Table 1).  Safety and Security issues we feel require specialists from Europe with local support of course, to ensure the process is given full and complete attention to details/threats…known or unknown. Funding for this Project will be administered through Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (BHHF), headed by President Mariwan Baker, who also holds the title of IIMSAM/UN Goodwill Ambassador (permanent observer to the UNs economic and social council).  With the income created through this competitive market activity the poorest of the poor will be helped and every single player (boy or girl) will recognise, understand, and feel how to help each other as they seek and display friendship and love for each other.  Number and age of players per camp: - Under 9 Year-Old (Y.O.) (40 Players; boys and girls) - 9-13 Y.O.                      (40 Players; boys and girls) - 14-18 Y.O.                    (70 Players; boys and girls) - Total: 150 players /camp  - 5 camps x 150 = 750 players 

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  • TSL: TRANScending Sisterhood through Livelihood

    WHAT IS THE SOCIETAL DIVIDE? Today, even after the societal majority’s recognition of gender identity, matters have only improved marginally for transgender people. Sure there are some transgenders who have made the news for their achievements, and there are some celebrity transgenders too, but the majority still do not have access to regular employment or the skill sets to get these jobs. Social discrimination due to their gender identity is the key problem for transgender people in the Philippines. At a young age, most of them get separated from their families to the extent that they are victimized to trafficking and sex work. They have no education and social security. Attitudinal problem of the society has made them so poor and neglected that they can't find a way to live as a natural human being of the society and state. These are pivotal times for the visibly emerging transgender community. Transgender people are coming out in record numbers while increasingly demanding economic equality. The transgender community is recognizing that without the ability to achieve economic parity in the marketplace, social marginalization — often accompanied by unemployment/underemployment, poverty, substance abuse, prostitution, depression and even suicide attempts — will remain the status quo. PROPOSED SOLUTION A Livelihood Training for 30 Out of School Transgender Women/Youth of Zamboanga Peninsula on Basic Handcrafts, Embroidery and Jewelry Making and equipping them with starter kits and tools to start their application of acquired skills and production of their products is one good way of helping out these trans individuals who can seem to find themselves with disadvantaged economic status. The products these individuals will create may be sold to people through both online and offline platforms. Through proper coordination with concerned entities and agencies, their products can also be stationed in malls, souvenir shops and commercial establishments alike including those in sea ports and airports as well as in tourist spots.This initiative will allow these transgender people to generate income for themselves to help them get through everyday life.

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  • 44 Days of Healthy Meals for Indigenous Children

    Surallah, South Cotabato in Mindanao is home to hundreds of indigenous children. Most of these beautiful kids are hungry due to poverty. By building a care kitchen which will serve nutritious food, the health of these children will improve. In effect, this will reflect in their educational performance. When their stomachs are full, their minds will be sharp! Request Details:1 meal per day (every lunch time) = Php 16.00Cost for one (1) child for 2 months (44 days) = Php 704.00Target number of meals: 6,600Total target: 150 children for 2 months (44 days) = Php 105,600.00Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) continuously operates to feed students throughout the school year.You may sponsor a child for one school year for only Php 3,520.00. Agustina, a Barangay Councilwoman, says that “We have indigenous children here whose parents' work can only sustain their daily needs. Most of the time it isn't enough for the whole family. There are days that these children don't go to school because they don't have anything to eat. There are times that they still attend classes despite having empty stomachs. We would be very grateful if there would be a feeding program implemented. At least for a while, their hunger will be mitigated.” Since a Care Kitchen takes time to build and gather proper resources, the community would like to conduct a 2-month start up feeding program for 150 kids. This means 150 less hungry children from South Cotabato. Every lunch, a free meal will be served from Monday to Friday at their elementary school for two (2) consecutive months. **Learn more about Gawad Kalinga at www.gk1world.com : Cotabato City

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