The project involves Filipinos helping their fellow Filipinos. Trained volunteers working with our partner organization will assist 2500 people with a disability in Northern Cebu so that these survivors and their families have the same chances and opportunities of assistance and to rebuild their lives as the able bodied. Additionally, volunteers working with another partner will assist 2000 households in Guiuan, Eastern Samar to rebuild their livelihoods.
Northern Cebu is one of the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, it was recognised that there is a need to give relief and support to People With Disabilities (PWD) survivors in the affected areas in the North of Cebu and also some of the surrounding islands, as they can easily be overlooked by other relief operations. In Guiuan, Eastern Samar where the Typhoon first made landfall, the pressing need now is to assist survivors with rebuilding their livelihoods
For Northern Cebu our volunteers will be trained in Filipino Sign language and Psychosocial support facilitation. They will then be able to assist PWD Typhoon survivors through advocacy and interpretation to assert their rights to support. In Guiuan, volunteers will assist in the deliver of psycho-social intervention and livelihood programs of the partner organization.
That 2500 survivors with disabilities and their families have the same chances and opportunities of assistance and to rebuild their lives as the able bodied in the Typhoon affected areas of Northern Cebu. That 2000 families in Guiuan will have better access to livelihoods and an improved well-being.