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Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines

by Association Cameleon France
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Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Protect 40 sexual abuse victims in the Philippines
Negros open court
Negros open court

The inauguration of the Negros center was held on October 2019 but we are in need of funds regarding the next 2 following points:

1-      Consequences of the Typhoon hit on December

2-      Build the access road

 

The situation is the following:

The girls are slowly recovering from their sexual aggressions in a peaceful environment.

Regarding the construction of the center, the garden is now finished but we are still looking for funds to build the access road.

 

On December the 24th and 25th of 2019, Typhoon Ursula (with international name “Typhoon Phanfone”) crossed the Western Visayas region in the Philippines with maximum speed wind of 180 km/hour gusts. State of calamity was declared in several provinces and areas in Panay Island such as Capiz, Aklan, Carles, Concepcion, and Antique. The typhoon was followed by an Earthquake (epicenter in San Enrique, Iloilo). The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported at least 47 death tolls record on December 29th, 2019.

The storm lasted about 6 hours, with strong winds and heavy rains which caused the houses to be flooded out.

All girls’ families and employees are fortunately safe and sound, but for the moment there are about fifteen houses to repair. Our papaya farm is completely destroyed and there are a few cracks in the dormitories. Right now, the situation is complicated for the girls’ families who are living in damaged houses. Several staff houses were also affected by the disaster. The material that remained after the typhoon is no longer reusable so they need to buy additional to fix up their houses. All these purchases will cost 8 000€ to the association! 

 

 As a consequence, we need your support more than ever to help these families to rebuild their home!

Thank you for your donation and your support to CAMELEON

Access road to the center
Access road to the center
Girl damaged house of girl' families
Girl damaged house of girl' families
An other damaged house of girl' families
An other damaged house of girl' families
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Laurence Ligier and CAMELEON girls
Laurence Ligier and CAMELEON girls

Five months after the opening of our third center on the island of Negros located in Silay, the CAMELEON team is really excited to give you some news !

The clinic and the office are finally complete and the center was inaugurated in October 10th with the presence of Laurence Ligier, the French founder of CAMELEON.

Today, 20 girls are living in this new center and they all started school in june 10th. When school is over, they share time together and do their homework. We really want to build a solidarity spirit to make them feel safe and comfortable.  They know they can rely on them and on the staff.

On the weekend, they all have some duty as dishes, laundry and cooking to empower themselves slowly but they also enjoy some free time with sport and games.

Besides the staff,  a specialized team provides them medical and psychological care. They also receive legal aid if they decide to prosecute their attackers.

 

Everything seems to be going well in the new center !

CAMELEON chil's rights advocates
CAMELEON chil's rights advocates
CAMELEON girls playing chess
CAMELEON girls playing chess
Negros center inauguration
Negros center inauguration
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Visit of Michigan University's students
Visit of Michigan University's students

The CAMELEON team is happy to announce you that our Center 3 is now open!!

On May, the 31st 2019, our third center located in Silay on the island of Negros has finally opened. Six girls from center 1 and 2 travelled from Passi to their new home, closer to their families. Little after, they were joined by 14 other girls, aged from 5 to 23 years old, with who they have rapidly forged strong links. They all received their school wear for this new year time, and were excited to go back to school on June 10th.

To accompany them on their journey, 9 people are working daily, of which three housemothers living continuously with them at the center.

Regarding the construction, the main house is completely finished and fully equipped, so are the dorms. The girls and the staff can now share meals in the dining-room and cook in the kitchen. The Mariposa Hall is also finished and the girls can play and welcome their visitors in this area. However, the Office and the clinic are still in construction, and we hope that the works will soon be over.


The girls also have access to a large playground, where they can have fun and practice sport activities. One of our long-term volunteer brought some sports equipment so the girls can practice volleyball, basketball and even boxing.

We are happy to share with you these good news and some pictures of our center!!

The girls in their school uniform
The girls in their school uniform
The girls playing together
The girls playing together
View from the playground
View from the playground
Mariposa Hall
Mariposa Hall
The Office
The Office
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The Main Center
The Main Center

The time has come, the Center is almost open!

On May 11th, the opening ceremony will take place, bringing together all the people who made the construction possible: Laurence Ligier, Founder of CAMELEON, Heide Foulc, Director, the mayor of Silay Mark Golez and our funding partners. The 20 girl victims of sexual abuse will be welcomed in the Center right after the opening ceremony.

The recruiting of the staff is well under way and the training of the new recruits has started.

Regarding the construction, the main house is now finished: the exterior and the walls were painted, the tiles were set up, the windows are in place, and the electricity is now running. The furniture will soon be installed in each room.

Some construction is still ongoing:

  • The Mariposa Hall is not done yet but will be finished by May 11th, as it will be used for the opening ceremony: the beneficiaries will perform a dance and circus show in the hall. Same for the perimeter fence, which will be done before the girls move into the Center.

 

  • The office and clinic building is almost finished. Some delay was caused by bad weather, but the office will be operational by June.

 

  • The laundry room, the parking and the access road are all under construction. The playground has not been started yet, as we are still awaiting on the quotation estimates.

 

We will be happy to share with you some pictures of the opening in our next report!

The Art room
The Art room
The Study room
The Study room
The Main entrance
The Main entrance
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Inside the Main House
Inside the Main House

It has been 10 months since the construction of CAMELEON’s 3rd Shelter started, on the island of Negros, in the Philippines. The Shelter will house 20 girl victims of sexual violence, from 5 to 23 years of age.

The construction is advancing well and the Shelter will be ready to open its doors in 5 months!

The office and clinic building is coming along nicely and its construction should be done in March 2019. For the playground, our new partner Aboitiz Foundation has generously agreed to finance its construction. The plans are being drafted at the moment, and construction will soon follow.

Recently, some issues were noted with the construction of the main house. A few defects and misconception needed to be set right, which led to some delay in finishing the building.

The construction of the Mariposa Hall has been delayed due to the extra work the main house required, but its construction will start soon. The perimeter fence has been delayed as well: the building materials, given to us for free from a partner, have not yet been delivered.

Regarding the access road, the laundry room and the parking, the Director is awaiting on the last quotation estimates to launch the construction.

A monitoring mission will take place in February 2019: the Director, Laurence Ligier, will be in Negros to supervise the construction works and ensure everything is ready in time for the opening of the Shelter, in May 2019.

Stay tuned for additional information!

Inside the Main House - 2
Inside the Main House - 2
The building material
The building material
Inside the Main House - 3
Inside the Main House - 3
Outside the Main House
Outside the Main House
The Office and Clinic Building
The Office and Clinic Building
The Office and Clinic Building - 2
The Office and Clinic Building - 2

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Association Cameleon France

Location: Paris - France
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Project Leader:
Matiada Ngalikpima
Paris, Ile de France France
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