Matching Gift Opportunity: This project will be matched dollar for dollar by a private donor. Join this giving opportunity.
Project Location: Pampanga Resettlement Area, Angeles City, Philippines.
Target Group: 120 sponsored children ranging in age from 5-16 years old, their mothers, and their entire families in the resettlement area comprised of tribal minorities (Aetas) and bi-racial children and youth. The majority of these mothers, particularly the Aetas, did not complete secondary education..
Project Need: The Philippines is one of the countries in Asia that has a high rate of malnourished children and mortality due to poverty and various illnesses in poor communities. The number of undernourished Filipinos has increased by two million in the past two years, according to a study, jointly undertaken by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. While many Filipinos live in poverty, there are many foods that are affordable and rich in nutrition and this project hopes to teach people that having a limited budget does not mean their food choice is limited.
Project Outcome: The goals of this project are to educate the mothers of families about their children’s nutritional requirements, decrease the number of malnourished children, and increase nutritious yet affordable meals prepared at home. This project will establish a vegetable and fruits garden and a community-based support system whereby parents, local government officials, and licensed dietician and nutritionist will work collaboratively.
To evaluate this project, the Community Development Officer will weigh each child monthly to gauge the impact of the feeding program and assist families with finding solutions for problems that may arise along the way.
Please help us provide these children in the Philippines with more nutritious meals by educating their mothers on healthy diets and giving them the tools to prepare those meals at home.
Your donation will: Ensure these children are served a daily meal rich in proteins, essential vitamins, minerals, and required caloric intake for six months. Increase all participants’ awareness and understanding of how to prepare nutritious meals and implement safe food handling, cooking, and its storage. Lastly, ability to establish and maintain a vegetable and fruit garden that will produce ongoing resources for preparing nutritious meals.
Project Goal Amount: $10,000 Click to donate today!
Project Location: Ban Nong Luang, Ramard District, Tak Province, Thailand
Target Group: 467 students and 22 teachers on Ban Nong Luang School
Project Need: Classrooms at the Ban Nong Luang School are in tremendous need of renovation to remove rusty surfaces and peeling paint. This project seeks funding to purchase painting supplies to revitalize a Kindergarten classroom and meeting space to create optimal learning spaces for the students.
Project Outcome: This project will provide children with a safe, supportive and motivational learning environment and introduce students to a broader sense of community working alongside their family members to make their school a better place. Secondary students will learn about community service and how a challenging task can be accomplished through teamwork. This project will also build a sense of community ownership and pride in the school as students and families come together to celebrate their accomplishments.
Your Donation Will: Fund paint and supplies, mural painting instructional sessions for secondary level students as well as supplies for a celebratory community reception once the project is completed.
Project Goal Amount: $5,000 Click to donate today!
For more information on current projects, contact Opportunity House at OHcoord@pearlsbuck.org or (215) 249-0100 x142.