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through the Opportunity House Program of Pearl S. Buck International
Become a Project Partner by making a one-time or recurring gift in any amount towards one of our projects. That gift can be paid by check, credit card, or automatic electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account. You can follow each project’s progress through our Connections newsletter articles and the Annual Report. View the success of our completed projects here!
Project Location: The resettlement areas in Pampanga and Zambales, Philippines.
Target Group: The 325 sponsored children and their mothers in the resettlement areas who are not well educated. The majority of their 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 lack of nutrition among children. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey, three million Filipino children are underweight and nutritional anemia is common among children ages 1 to 5 years old. 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.
To evaluate this project, the Community Development Officer will randomly visit homes one month after the completion of this project to assess whether the participants are applying what they have learned from the sessions.
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: Provide participants with a cooking lesson where they will learn ten affordable yet nutritious recipes they can prepare at home. Participants will also be provided a stove and cooking utensils for preparing these nutritious meals.
Project Goal Amount: $5,100 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.