Jun 25, 2020

Progress of #StandWithGirl in the Philippines!

Dear Friends,

I am writing to share an update report showing all the developments we have done so far.

As you know the pandemic made it difficult for us to do our regular practices, therefore we had to adapt and created an COVID-19 response for our Girls Got This project.

Girls Got This has established a Mentorship Champions Network. This brings together local and global mentors who believe in the GGT mission, to be role models for the girls and to raise awareness of the project in the Philippines and abroad.

A core activity of the network has been the highly successful global ‘stand with girls’ campaign, in which high-profile athletes, media influencers and business leaders from all over the world are raising awareness of the problems faced by girls in the Philippines, especially now during the lockdown. The network now features more than 70 'girl champions' role models to help girls. The reach of the network exceeds 8 million people across social media platforms.

FundLife has set-up another GlobalGiving campaign to raise money for emergency survival packs for families who have no safety net against the loss of work and income. Here, the #StandWithGirls project made sure that there was a special focus on girls, women and young mothers. We have distributed more than 475 special hygiene kits for girls, women and young mothers and delivered over 21,500 foodpacks to different districts in Cebu. Our coaches also supported a community-led soup kitchen for more than 200 children in AFC Village Palo, Leyte

We have also created a special ‘Coronavirus Prevention Individual Session Plan’ to share safety measures for COVID-19 and explain why social distancing is so important. In the session plan we focused on home-based exercises, proper hand-washing technique and challenges for children to practise: all to boost their welfare and help minimise the negative impact of COVID-19. 

Girls Got This Champions and our own Girls Got This coaches have created additional videos for girls to follow to stay healthy and entertained during lockdown, which we share on all our social media platforms and groups. These videos feature a small warm-up program, technical exercises and challenges for the girls - along with suggestions for house-friendly alternatives to footballs. Maintaining communication networks to keep children in contact (virtually) with one another and with role models. 

Thank you for all your support, which is what makes our work possible. 

For more information, follow our Girls Got This on Facebook or Instagram!

Please stay safe during these difficult days for us all.

Best wishes,

Melissa Karadana

Girls Got This Champions
Girls Got This Champions
May 26, 2020

Progress Report; Over 17,000 people reached with food relief, hygiene packs and health education

Dear Friends,

I am writing to share a four-week update report (attached) showing all the communities that we have supported through the One Bayanhian Emergency Response Project to reach and protect the most vulnerable people. Over 95% of the funds we have invested to One Bayanihan to date have come from individual donations via GlobalGiving - without your support, we would not be able to do this urgent and vital work. 

In addition to the report, we have published 3 videos of our work via our Facebook page, which you can access here (please like it to follow all our progress). Our recent video shows the resilience and hopes of 3 young people from Sitio Marna, one of the communities we have committed to helping throughout the lockdown.

The full report can be found attached. 

As of May 11th, a total of 3,800 families (approx. 17,100 adults and children) have been reached through the One Bayanihan project in Cebu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City, with food packs, hygiene kits and educational protection sessions around COVID-19. 

These families represent the most vulnerable groups who often have been wholly reliant on government support and those who have been without income since March 28th. FundLife has also responded to stranded informal workers who do often did not qualify for government support and those without food security. 

In addition to regular distribution drives for the most vulnerable, FundLife and Bayanihan Mission have committed to sponsoring Sitio Marna, on the border between Mandaue and Cebu City. Sitio Marna is a densely populated community consisting of 550 highly vulnerable families (approx 2,100 individuals), supported mostly by daily wage earners. 

Responding to partner needs, FundLife has also helped to sponsor 32 families in Pasig, Manila, who are under the care of the Gawad Kalinga Football Program.  Working and responding to the needs of local government, FundLife has facilitated the production of 150 face-shields and donated them to the Department of Health for direct use by medical practitioners and front liners. In addition to this, Bayanihan Mission, a direct partner of FundLife, facilitated the production of over 3,300 facemasks and 380 face-shields that have been donated to front-liners.


We have committed to continuing our relief operations until at least June 16th to continue providing emergency assistance to families who are still unable to earn under the on-going ECQ. Beyond this, we are already in discussions about recovery support to groups who have been left without long-term employment because of COVID-19.

Thank you for all your support, which is what makes our work possible. 

Please stay safe during these difficult days for us all.

With gratitude,


Apr 23, 2020

4 COVID-19 Relief Operations Completed

Dear Supporter,

We are writing to share with you a comprehensive report on the impact your donations have had so far. The report is attached in PDF format below.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of donors from all over the world,  and the compassion of local volunteers that have been vital to reaching the most vulnerable communities during this crisis.

We are especially grateful to our local partners, including Bayanihan Mission, who has been amazing in helping mobilise volunteers that have helped us throughout this response in finding, connecting with and reaching the most vulnerable people and communities. A big 'Thank You' to everyone for standing with the people who require the most help.  

On April 22nd, it was announced that the enhanced quarantine in Cebu will be extended until May 15th, which will continue to have a devesting impact on children and families who continue to be without income and rely on government provisions but are also overwhelmed by the size of this crisis. We will continue our efforts to keep reaching the hardest hit by the ECQ and those who fall through the cracks of support systems. 

If you are encouraged by the work we are doing, please do consider sharing the project with your network, and if your circumstances allow, please consider making an additional gift. We will continue to keep you informed about the work we doing and the impact your donation is having.

Wherever you are reading this, please continue to keep your families and communities safe and healthy.




WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.