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HOST-NGO is a network of skilled professionals, who are actively involved in development projects. They are willing to devote human resources, technical expertise and strategic vision to support the development of local communities, anywhere the organization is able to reach out. Our organization is building a world-wide cooperation channel engaging local and international counterparts such as local authorities and non-profit organizations. Our main responsibility is to participate into the design of development projects along with numerous partners, and to ensure a sound implementation. We take on the mission to promote the free sharing of knowledge and resources dedicated to solidarity p...
Jul 6, 2015

Thinking out loud

SDC
SDC's New talents 2015 !!!

Hello dear GlobalGiving friends,

There are now several years that our organization and our local partners are striving to meet the needs of these children in need especially those sheltered by the SDC (Social Development Center).

We have seen spend hundreds, thousands of children with various difficulties and problems but one thing still shocks us today ... there are more and more of them. Younger and younger people and more and more bruised ...

Bacolod City is developing very fast, malls & shops popping up like mushrooms, investors rush to buy new buildings, companies frantically recruit out here ... but what about these children and their families? Do or can they take advantage of this windfall and progress?

I want to think out loud that nothing has been planned in this direction and as always this class of the community was not included or considered yet. Actually does all this made them part of this civil society? I still like to think they are not.

Our firm main objective remains the same, whatever happens, we do try to provide the basic services toward all children and they should had availed. Must we still recall the basic rights of the children?

I want to believe out loud that we must, yes misery and distress have become commonplace here, it is part of the social landscape and even benefit of a full and normal faith resignation now... What can we do?

I want to think out loud that there is still to do, but should there be a general awareness of the public authorities but also ordinary people ... still trying ... Our actions are maybe just of a drop in the ocean but if nothing is done, what hope left to these children? Can we close our eyes and pretend that nothing happened?

I want to think out loud that it's your soul and conscience to decide. Can we envisage a better future if our motivation is only to deal with things that already go good and easy?

I want to think out loud that the future belongs to us and unfortunately while we are watching these children suffering consequences of defects of our adult's system they are the ones who are much more active and personally courageous than some of us can be. The future of these children is hanging by a thread. What kind of weapons do we have to save them? From love and compassion ... we do not actually need money, somehow it is also the problem, but just your time, energy, your good heart and your strong motivation to believe that the future of our children depends on the future of all children. Just imagine for a moment that these children may be ... you, better your own child. What would you tell them? Sorry I can not help you my son, dad is too loose to resolve adult problems ...

Aside this realistic report, our team and numerous have been conducting a lot of new activities with the kids. The most notable steps are probably that we have move on more activities related to individual self-esteem and development like the sucessful Song RAP Writing Contest, the Theatrical Arts for selected talented kids to be trained with self-awareness & values component through comedies and song performances. A great time … unbelievable … we had our own talent show.

These kids had to think out loud what they really have deep inside during their Concert, letter reading, Visual Arts showcase … proud of you guys.

The other major new approach is we try to develop and sustain for skills trainings, social business activities and enhance their entrepreneurship skills … soon or later they might need it to race in this world and find their own place. Thanks to some international volunteers the center has its own soap and shampoo brand !!! Give it a try ! These products worth their prices ! :)

I am thinking out loud but maybe we found love right where we are …

On behalf of all children and volunteers of this project, we wish you all the best and thank you for your great and continuous support throughout the world.

Regards,

HOST-NGO

RAP Singing Contest
RAP Singing Contest
Their own soap & Shampoo brand in there !
Their own soap & Shampoo brand in there !
Maybe one day i can play a role with Brad pitt :)
Maybe one day i can play a role with Brad pitt :)

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Dec 2, 2014

Last Christmas I gave you my heart!

Jingle bells, jingle bells ...
Jingle bells, jingle bells ...

Dear donators and friends,

With your support and investment of our volunteers, life at the SDC continues to improve over the weeks.

To ensure a more comfortable life to the children, new mattresses have been provided and installed in the dorms, so from now every night they can dream of their future on their little beds!

Recently, a water purifier was installed so that the children can safely drink! The system of wastewater treatment has also been completed, and therefore allows the use of this water for the garden of the center or even the bathrooms.

To refresh the infrastructure and brighten up the center, some painting was made in the dormitories and the main room!

In addition to these various infrastructure improvements, children still have the pleasure to see the activities of the  SDC to develop and diversify!

The capoeira classes continue on alternate Thursdays and gather twenty highly motivated young people who see their level improving from session to session! On November 15th, a kid of the SDC, Joel, even had the chance to receive the white and yellow belt which symbol of the passage level in capoeira, during a gathering of teachers capoeiristas who came straight from Brazil Malaysia and Singapore.

What a better reward than seeing a child being honored in a discipline which he had never heard before coming to the SDC?

With the upcoming Christmas, the children also have the opportunity to participate in an activity of handicrafts. Twice a week, two volunteers supervise thirty children and teach them how to make candles and Christmas balls. These decorations can then be sold to raise some pocket money for the kids!

Everytime, the children are very excited to participate in these activities that break the monotony of their days at the center and give them the opportunity to acquire new skills and learn about new disciplines!

Some French psychologists will soon visit the SDC to provide support for young people who may need it ... Nurses from Bacolod will also visit them to apply the skin care they need so much, and at the same time give children and their house-parents (adults that daily taking care of them) training to teach them ways to take care of their skin daily to prevent disease.

Could we really give our heart to all the children all over the world?
Thanks to all of you that support our projects, without your mobilization none of this would be possible!

To someone very special !
To someone very special !
I want my life to be colorful !!!
I want my life to be colorful !!!

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Oct 17, 2014

Lend us a house and a job and we can do miracles !

I like it ! I really want to buy one for me
I like it ! I really want to buy one for me
Dear friends, 
Despite the difficulties in finalizing the prototype of this concept due to different weather conditions and various typhoons that disrupted its construction, the first model of our Kubo Housing Concept is finally born. 
In addition to the finalization and validation techniques used in the implementation of related activities such as the creation of a group of limestone brick manufacturing, training of future potential beneficiaries of the program to produce fashion items made based of pandan leaves, integration of an integrated organic farming and livestock here we are finally ready to implement the program on the area hit by Typhoon Haiyan last year
In the coming days, after deep evaluation to select future owners of this sustainable, affordable consolidation housing program, we will actively seek to funding partners or institutions that would support this project. 
Namely, some of this sustainable home will be based on half donations (about 75,000 pesos: $ 1.700) and the other half funded by the beneficiary and future owner himself on the basis of a loan repayable in microcredit over 5 years. The idea to bring both home and provide them with lucrative assures them they can find the resources to repay their micro-credit and meet their daily needs. The choice to build a house of limestone instead of planned bamboo and coconut wood originally, is the fact that virtually none of the victims actually wants to finance and invest in a house made mostly of such wood and bamboo ... certainly due to the misperception that the bamboo is not a noble and durable material unlike resistant rock. However, upon examination we had to resort from using brick limestone to make it more "solid" like cement or hollow brick if we expect to expand and open a new low cost house market in the affected areas. 
The draft livelihood with pandan leaf products has been very successful and is seen even developed for international export with fashion shops that sell them out and see they sale orders increasing. You've might be able to find these items in the last Negros Trade Fair and the upcoming Manila Fame exhibition taking place in Manila on 18th of october.
We hope that this concept will be more fully understood and brought to a wider audience in order to launch stable social enterprises with more impacts in affected communities and on the local economy and create a new approach to plan reconstruction after the passage of devastating typhoons in the Philippines and unfortunately it's known to be frequent
Thank you GlobalGiving for you constant support and patronage and hopefully we can can go further after the visit of your in-field representatives Ms. Britt Lake out here.
Limestone brick wall is amazing and beautiful
Limestone brick wall is amazing and beautiful
Fair trade fashion bags for better future
Fair trade fashion bags for better future
Marketing is ready for sales
Marketing is ready for sales
You want to help, make it fair !
You want to help, make it fair !
You look pretty while respectful to poor community
You look pretty while respectful to poor community

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