A Trip with World Vision Philippines

Some weeks back, I had the opportunity to learn more about World Vision Philippines through their Blogger’s Vision Trip, Cavite Edition.

I jumped at the opportunity knowing that one of their key thrusts has been in education and social community development.

TFT supports these kinds of programs as they help improve communities and most importantly lives of poor people.

The organizers were extremely friendly and fun to be with. Everything was well organized and the activities moved smoothly. The people of the Shorline Community were very friendly and appreciative of all the efforts of everyone.

The fun part of this day long tip was that we were divided into small teams and we had to accomplish certain tasks. I had the pleasure of being in the company of Corrine of SingleMomSuperMom, Sir Noel, who deals with metaphysics , and Glenn, a photographer.

We had the following tasks to accomplish for that day:

1) Coastal Clean Up and Meet a Scholar

We had to collect garbage along the coast. We also got to talk to some World Vision Scholars. I talked with Joy Andaya and she’s a 12 year old kid who wants to become a teacher in the future. World Vision Philippines will help her in this quest I’m sure 🙂

2) Meet a Family

We also had the opportunity to meet a World Vision Assisted Family. We sent some food packs along their way also. We met up with Ms. Edith Encarnacion. In the past, she used to work as a kubrador for Jueteng. But now, she is raising her children with a small business and doing odd jobs.

3) Livelihood with Waterlilies

Next task was to learn about some livelihood programs World Vision Philippines helps out in Communities they sponsor. Waterlilies are abundant in this area so they harnessed it by drying them out and creating bags, slippers, and many other creative things with it.

4) Meet children for tutoring and their parents.

Due to time constraints, we had no more time to meet the children so that we can tutor them. But we did have some time to talk to them and learn more about their lives. It’s amazing how much joy they have in them. They are also optimistic of having a better life in the future 🙂 Thanks to efforts by organizations like World Vision, kids indeed will have a better future ahead of them.

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The Lunch Part was awesome. We went to Daluyan Community Resource Center. We had a glimpse of their organic vegetable farm as well as the organic chicken and pig raising they do in that community.The teams harvested some vegetables for their own consumption.

On behalf of TFT, I’d like to thank World Vision Philippines for bringing us to their communities and seeing first hand where financial donations go to 🙂

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Please visit World Vision Philippines to learn more about sponsorship or to give a donation.

For only P600 a month, you can sponsor a child and help them get closer to their dreams 🙂

Please Like their Facebook Page to get regular updates and inspiring posts.

You can also look forward to joining their blogger events and trips in the future to learn first hand what they do and how they help children and communities improve their lives 🙂

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Below are some photos from the trip 🙂

 

13 Comments

  1. sayang. gusto ko pa naman ng ganito… kakainis.. saya pa naman ng ganito..
    may mga kakilala din kong mga blogger at photog dito…
    anyway congrats sa world vision….

  2. You sure had a lot of activities in just one day! I’d love to join activities like this in the near future.

    The boodle lunch looks delishooos!

  3. That’s the reason I love World Vision. Even their staff calls to update me on the status of my assistance (don…). Sana mas marami pang tumulong sa World Vision para mas maraming deserving families ang mag-benefit. 🙂

    Do you know kung saan nila ibinebenta yung mga products na ginagawa ng community?

  4. This advocacy is very enriching to the soul! Congrats for a job well done. I saw some familiar face in your pictures!

  5. Wow… i missed doing this type of activities. Congratulation to world vision.

  6. This is such a nice trip to join to. I’d love to grab an opportunity like this to meet new people, learn new things and be touched with others’ lives.. 🙂 More power to World Vision Philippines for having such a noble cause.

  7. to think.. i was just thinking of being part of World Vision again, I was helping send a student to school before.. but it was, well, 5 years ago, and it has stopped! Thanks for this post!.. parang na mental telepathy ko ata!

  8. Activities such as these are very
    revitalizing not only to the mind but body and soul as well.

  9. That was a very nice advocacy,but i hope not only a group will do the environment clean up.

  10. I’ve been seeing this World Vision thing for quite sometime now. I like how they help others even in their own little way. ^_^

  11. ang dami namang activities in one day.
    coastal clean up is definitely a favorite activity of mine sa mga org outreach etc, pero the heat of the beach is just overwhelming sometimes. 😮

  12. it is always nice to see people doing this stuff helping other people..
    very inspiring..more power to Worlds vision..

  13. It is good to know that many peps like WVP still have hearts for less fortunate people and help them develop stable securities. Good work for having them covered here.

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