Philippine-based Dell employees went to Tacloban City on February 6, 2015 to do outreach activities for day care kids. The outreach is part of Dell Philippines engagement with Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI). On August 2014, Dell awarded CJFI as partner of its Powering the Possible for Youth Learning Program, a global initiative of Dell International Services, Inc. to reach out poor children and youth in the countryside through computer literacy. The year 2015 is another milestone of Dell and CJFI partnership to bring computer education to poor communities to reduce the IT divides among the youth and students in the country.
The outreach was the first of series of outreach events programmed to be conducted in 2015. The host day care center was Barangay Bislig Day Care Center, a coastal community located in the municipality of Tanauan, Province of Leyte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanauan,_Leyte). CJFI’s assisted day care centers in Tacloban City and Leyte Province are target recipients of Dell Powering the Possible Youth Learning Program to help children and youth affected by typhoon Yolanda in Nov 2013.
The outreach is in line with the long term program of CJFI in helping the local government units (LGUs) be able to recover from the destruction made by typhoon Yolanda. This is in consonance also to the plans and efforts of Tanauan LGU for recovery measures being advocated by the Tanauan town mayor. (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/575784/leyte-town-mayor-pel-tecson-draws-road-map-to-recovery).
We would like to inform you our dear donors that the day care centers that we built are all functional and serving more than 200 young kids since the opening of classes in June 2014. The facilities are expected to serve another batch of kids when classes open on June 2015 for school year 2015-2016. This year, CJFI will be building more day care centers to reach out more number of young children in typhoon ravaged communities.
Again our heartfelt gratitude for helping us be able to change the lives of these children to reach their dreams and become pillars in nation building.
Hello GlobalGiving Donors and Partners!
The whole staff of Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. in the Philippines extend our deep gratitude for making our Haiyan matching campaign a very successful one. Our project entitled CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS FOR 100 HAIYAN VICTIMS is on top of the list among the 34 projects included in the matching campaign of GlobalGiving. It has generated a total of $39,000.00 US Dollars of matching fund. And this happened because of your continued support and believing in our cause.
The main intention of this project is to build at least 3 day care centers in Haiyan affected areas in the Philippines that will impact to at least 100 young kids in the community who will be given the opportunity to continue the physical and mental exercise in preparation for a formal schooling. Through your donation, we will be able to extend the benefits of day care centers to more number of young kids in the communities needing such help.
We are happy to inform you that last month, GlobalGiving senior staff visited our projects in Tacloban City (Philippines). As we all know that Tacloban City was impacted with severe destructions caused by typhoon Haiyan. As of this period relief efforts are still going, now more on long term approach. GlobalGiving was happy of our performance. And we thank them for continue supporting us for the relief assistance that we have been doing to Haiyan victims. Equally important you our dear donors who believed in our cause. We know that you would have spent your penny to other personal intents but you chose to invest the amount to Haiyan victims because you believed it’s worthy for it.
Once again, thank you so much.
Day Care kids are back again in Day Care Centers to hone their mental abilities as preparation before they enter into formal school. Close to 200 young kids ages 2-5 years in Tacloban City were excited when they saw their new Day Care Centers colorfully painted with brand new chairs and tables.
Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI), a Philippine based child care foundation in partnership with Global Giving constructed three (3) new day care centers in Tacloban City as a long term strategy to address the shortage of Day Care Centers after the whole city of Tacloban was badly destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda. A Day Care Center is a community-based learning facility for young children age 2-5. For 2 hours from Monday to Friday, the kids are provided with mental and physical exercises in Day Care Center supervise by a Day Care Worker to develop their potentials before they enter into formal school.
The Day Care Center Project was duly coordinated with the City Government of Tacloban through the City Social Services Department (CSSDO). The LGU of Tacloban identified the sites of the day care centers. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was made to establish the clear functions of the parties involved. These centers are located in Barangays Nula Tula, Fatima, and Sabang Danguitan.
Because of budget constraint faced by the City, Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. took the responsibility of providing the monthly allowance of the Day Care Workers for at least the next twelve (12) months. The City Social Services Department of Tacloban City lauded CJFI for this support as it is very vital in sustaining the activities of Day Care Center.
A Day Care Worker of Fatima Village Day Care Center with 91 kids enrolled was very grateful to CJFI and Global Giving for this project. She said that without this new Day Care building, it would be very hard for her to do her duty because there is no available shelter in the community where she can meet the kids and hold the day care activities. The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacloban City has so many priorities in rebuilding the city but because of limited resources, it is unable to respond to all the needs of the constituents at the same time, and I thank God because many local and foreign groups have been supporting the rehabilitation efforts of Tacloban City, the Worker said.
From 35 kids in her center last year, it increased to 91 attributed mainly to lack of day care facilities in the city as most of the structures were ruined by Typhoon Yolanda. The enrollees came from nearby three barangays that have no day care center at the moment. In an effort to give the kids ample time and attention, Madeleine divided the 91 kids in three groups with a minimum of 2 hours per group. One group of 30 kids will attend the class from 8:30-10:30; another group at 11:00-1:00; and the last group from 1:30-3:30.
April 12, 2014 , Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Philippines - Volunteers and staff of Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. fetched the fifty (50) fishing boats from its dry dock in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), loaded the boats to a ten-wheeler truck and proceeded on to their twenty-hour long journey toTacloban, Philippines to conduct series of implementations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Day 1 of the Implementations - April 14, 2014, Municipality of Dulag, Leyte, Philippines – This Municipality has suffered several lost lives due to its distance from the city proper which made relief operations difficult to reach their place. This municipality used to have fishing as their source of income before the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck their place. After the typhoon, they survived through renting fishing boats to somehow sustain their daily needs, however due to the high cost of rentals; they could hardly make both ends meet.
The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. learned about this plight of the people in Dulag, Leyte and so it sent a representative to coordinate with the town officials and see how the foundation can send help after which it mobilized its resources to send long term assistance to the victims through giving them thirteen (13) fishing boats. Finally, CJFI in cooperation with GlobalGiving and its generous donors financed the production of fishing boats to be given to the fishermen of the town. When the fisher folks received their boats their faces flashed a spirit of joy.
The boats were officially turned over to the beneficiaries through a short program organized by CJFI and the Local Government. Local Officials and town people were present to witness the turn-over.
Day 2 of the Implementations, April 15, 2014, Municipality of Mac Arthur, Leyte - Today marks another helping endeavor, this time in a town more or less 45 kms away from Tacloban, Leyte. This town like many other towns in province, also suffered a lot and waited patiently for reliefs. The town people lived mainly through fishing and after the typhoon, it was really hard getting up on their feet to keep on with life until the Children’s Joy Foundation came and listed them for a fishing boat livelihood grant.
The Children’s Joy Foundation volunteers in coordination with the Municipal officials of the town, turned-over to the fisher folks fifteen (15) fishing boats to somehow give them the livelihood enabling them to once more face life full of hope and inspiration.
In the afternoon, the Children’s Joy Foundation team visited two Day care centers located at Brgy. 74 Nula-Tula (Lower), Tacloban City and Brgy. 77, Fatima , Tacloban City , these Day Care centers are being constructed by the CJFI for the benefit of the children of the two localities. The construction is on its finishing stage and the turn-over schedule is set a date sooner.
In this particular locality, the foundation gave both livelihood and the gift of education for the children who survived a great ordeal in their lives which is the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Day 3 of the Implementations, April 16, 2014, Municipalities of Tolosa and Mayorga, Leyte – Excited residents of this coastal town line the seashore for the much awaited turn-over and eventually witness the first voyage of their sailors aboard the blue fishing boats courtesy of Children’s Joy Foundation and the generous donors of the GlobalGiving. It was a sight beaming with hope as fifteen (15) boats with CJFI and GlobalGiving seal went sailing for the first time promising a bountiful catch for the fisher folks.
The beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to the Children’s Joy Foundation and GlobalGiving for an answered prayer that has restored what super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) took away from them.
In the afternoon, the CJFI team went to Mayorga, Leyte another town in the same province, also for the purpose of distribution of fishing boats. The team was met by town officials and residents who are all enthusiastic to receive their fishing boats purposely made for them by Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc and GlobalGiving. The gratefulness and appreciation can be seen from the eyes of the residents.
There was an unexplained feeling of joy in our hearts as CJFI volunteers who have taken part in this mission knowing that we have been instrumental in the restoration of hope and life to this once stricken locality.
Day 4 of the Implementations, April 18, 2014, Brgy 77, Fatima, Tacloban, Leyte – After a series of livelihood project implementations, this time, it’s the Children’s Education that the Children’s Joy Foundation and GlobalGiving had worked on. We are turning-over a newly constructed, fully-furnished, Day Care Center for the benefit of the children in this chosen Barangay. A short turn-over program was done. The Barangay Captain and the Day Care worker who were both very happy about the project were there to finally receive it. There were eighty children enrolled in the Day Care Center who will benefit from the project.
Day 5 of the Implementations, April 19, 2014, Brgy 74, Nula-Tula (Lower), Tacloban, Leyte –
Another turn-over ceremony of a newly constructed, fully furnished Day Care Center for the education of the children of this Barangay. Once again, the smiles of hope and gratitude flashed on the faces of beneficiaries as the never ending expression of thanks are expressed for the Children’s Joy Foundation and GlobalGiving. A sense of fulfillment filled our hearts as volunteers, we never felt tired, and we had a full day filled with joy.
Day 6 of the Implementations, April 20, 2014, Brgy. Sabang Daguitan, Dulag Leyte– The third building of newly constructed Day Care Center was officially accepted by the Barangay Council and the Day Care worker of this locality. Again a river of joy flows through hope filled faces of this once devastated area.
Aside from the Day Care Center, CJFI and Global Giving gave fishing boats to each of the three families who were identified to have dire need of livelihood assistance.
This is the end of our mission here, but it definitely is not the last because for as long as there are generous donors, GlobalGiving and the Children’s Joy Foundation, we will never tire becoming volunteers to extend our hand in helping out and giving hope, love and joy to our fellowmen.
The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. a non-stock, nonprofit organization, is established to help the abandoned, neglected and surrendered children in the Philippines. The foundation seeks to assist these children and youth in achieving their dreams through better education, physical and spiritual nourishment, and above all become God-loving and God-centered individuals.
As a sign of gratitude, CJFI conducted an ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO PARTNERS AND BENEFACTORS of the different CJFI shelters all over the Philippines to acknowledge people with a heart of pure kindness!
IMUS, CAVITE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI Imus, Cavite held its Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors on February 4, 2014 at the Cavite Clubhouse, Imus, Cavite.
The Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors is a customary tradition of the CJFI as its way of thanking its avid sponsors for their generosity in walking hand-in-hand with the CJFI for the cause of helping alleviate the plight of so many underprivileged children.
The event was attended by no less than the Local Chief Executive of Imus, Cavite Mayor Emmanuel “Manny” Maliksi. In his message, Mayor Manny urged the sponsors to continue with their kindness to the kids by not getting tired of helping and walking an extra mile for the sake of the children because these children are the hope of the nation.
SPONSORS COMMIT MORE SUPPORT FOR CJFI, QC
The Children’s Joy Foundation Inc., Quezon City center held the Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors on February 5, 2014 at its center office in Project 8, Quezon City, Philippines.
This year CJFI’s optimistic forecast is indeed encouraging as more and more sponsors commit to support more kids especially in their educational needs. One of the CJFI, QC sponsors Mrs. Lontoc promises to give more for the kids’ schooling, while Dell Philippines, the nation’s leading computer company obliges to give more support to the foundation, being its partner in computer education program.
SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA MAYOR GRACES CJFI TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
February 6, 2014 was a red-letter date for the CJFI Pampanga center as this was reserved for the Annual Tribute to Partners and Benefactors of the said CJFI center.
This important event was held at Café Rustico in San Fernando City, Pampanga and was joined by the City Mayor himself, Honorable Edwin Santiago. In his message, the good Mayor emphasized the importance of the unique role of the non-government organizations such as CJFI which works as partners of the Local Government Units in delivering basic services to people. The good Mayor lauds CJFI for helping poor children.
CJFI LAGUNA HOLDS TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI Laguna center thanked and paid tribute to its Partners and Benefactors last February 7, 2014 at the Laguna CJFI Center. As in the past, the event was graced by most of CJFI’s major sponsors. This year’s celebration however, was a bit touching, with the story of the three abandoned children referred by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSSDO). These kids were left abandoned after their parents were put to jail due to a drug related case. The kids are now safe at the custody of CJFI.
The CJFI event was also graced by personnel from the PNP Regional Command who brought some goodies and stuff for the children, likewise, some personnel from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) witnessed the occasion. The BJMP reported that the kids’ parents are glad that their children are safe and this gave them the motivation to do better their performance in jail.
CJFI CEBU THANKS SPONSORS THROUGH A TRIBUTE
The Annual Tribute to Sponsors and Benefactors of CJFI Cebu center was held on February 8, 2014 at the Cebu CJFI center in recognition to their unending support to the better welfare of the underprivileged children in Cebu as well as the whole Visayas island.
CJFI Beneficiaries prepared a personalized ‘Thank You’ card which they gave to their sponsors. It was a heartwarming event attended by most of the sponsors, benefactors and donors. The program ended with much pledges from sponsors to walk the extra mile in helping CJFI pursue the cause of feeding, clothing and sending to school more and more children in the Philippines.
CJFI DAVAO HOSTED ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO SPONSORS
CJFI ushered-in the love month with its Annual Tribute to Sponsors on February 3, 2014 at the Victoria’s Restaurant. The event was an expression of gratitude to those who unceasingly supported CJFI’s thrusts of feeding, clothing and sending to school three million children in the Philippines. Long time sponsors such as JCWMC Cooperative, Golden Egg, Davao Light Corporation, SAgrex, JDY Distribution, Virginia Foods, Engzam and Holcim, attended the event.
THANK YOU, GLOBALGIVING!
Not forgetting the great leap that CJFI has achieved last year in response to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims in the central region of the Philippines. We wouldn’t fail to thank GlobalGiving and all our online sponsors here on GlobalGiving as well!
Through your help, we have responded to thousands of families during last year’s disaster not only once but many times daily!
In almost 16 years of operation, CJFI has reached out, help and changed not only thousands but millions of lives. And we thank you, our dear sponsors, for without you we wouldn’t have gone these far.
With all these overwhelming support, CJFI through its founder, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, is very thankful for supporting us in this great cause for the children. We pray that the Almighty Father will give back a hundred fold of blessings more for your generosity.
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