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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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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 🙂
Below are some photos from the trip 🙂