The GFF HELPS Philippines is delighted with the successful result of the Solar Project Phase 1 in the Village of Mercedes in the Town on Madalag last December 2020. Upon hearing the beneficiaries’ meaningful testimonies and seeing how the Solar Lights have been changing their lives, we pushed through the second phase in the next prospect village, the Galicia, without any hesitation.
Joe FisherSolar-Powered Homes for the People of Galicia Village
Our women have been making efforts to improve their skills and livelihood by patiently learning sewing lessons online. Their willingness to learn despite having zero-knowledge, age, internet connection, and limited time since they are all housewives, are worth praising.
Willyn CarrascalSewing Project: First Output – Facemasks for the Beneficiaries of Solar Project
As we had our first visit to the Village of Mercedes last 12th of November, we’ve met and talked with the humble village leader, Mr. Margarito Francisco, and got familiar with the place and the villagers’ ways of living.
Willyn CarrascalSolar-powered Homes for the Wonderful People of Mercedes Village
The GFF HELPS Philippines’ Vegetable Garden Project helped families to survive hunger due to COVID-19 house lockdown in Banga, Aklan, Philippines.
The Vegetable Garden Project made each beneficiary become more responsible in planting and monitoring the growth of the vegetables in their backyard. Most of them were very keen and hands-on in making plots, weeding, and taking care of the vegetables. The results may be favourable to some beneficiaries due to God-given healthy soil and abundant water supply but its with the beneficiaries’ hands on how to fully benefit from it.
Willyn CarrascalVegetable Garden: Healthy Meals, Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds
On this day across the world, we pay tribute to the volunteers who play a crucial role in being at the forefront of community, societal and medical responses. According to the UN, there are also online volunteers worldwide who served virtually in support to civil society organizations working on peace and development.
International Sign Language Day is celebrated on 23rd September every year. The theme for the International Day of Sign Languages 2020 is “Sign Languages are for Everyone“. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has issued a Global Leaders Challenge to promote the use of sign languages by local, national, and global leaders. Keeping this theme, GFF Nepal, GFF India and GFF Philippines got together to celebrate the day. During the weekend i.e. 26th and 27th September, storytelling sessions were held where GFF HELPS Philippines Local Representative, Miss Lady PeaceRemaneses who is a volunteer with Deaf community in her hometown taught children an American sign language.
The GFF HELPS Philippines hosted a 2-hour webinar about Online Teaching to twenty-five (25)
employed and unemployed individuals who came from different areas of Western Visayas, Philippines
with Ms. Lady Peace R. Remaneses as the Resource Speaker.
Willyn CarrascalGFF HELPS Webinar: ‘Steps to Becoming An Online Teacher’
In the time of pandemic, it is essential to strengthen our immune system – and vegetables are one of the main sources to it, as the health benefits of these are enormous. People are starting to recognize the importance of growing their own food at home; and it is not new to the rural communities of Aklan.
Willyn CarrascalVegetable Farming in Aklan, Philippines