This is the final report as the project ended on 30 September 2015. I am sure you are aware that there is still so much work still to be done in helping the survivors to fully recover, and I urge you to continue to support other worthwhile projects on Global Giving.
So what did you help us to achieve in helping over the last year?
To meet with the changing need our project changed focus shifting from relief to building disaster resilience so that the survivors would be better prepared to withstand future natural disasters.
We were able to train and place five youth volunteers from Mindanao to work for one year to help their fellow Filipinos. Aidah and Mei-Mei worked in Tacloban with Eastern Visayas Network; in Cebu, Bolkia and Mami with Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme and Nene with Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail.
Contributed over 7500 hours of volunteer work
Helped 3,471 People: (2,050 Female;1,421 Male) including 551 people with disability ( 323F; 228M)
Some examples of their work;
• Conducted psychosocial activities and distributed school supplies to 108 children affected in San Remegio, North Cebu. • Consultation with 137 children and youth from 4 Municipalities of Leyte about Disaster and Risk Reduction activities and identify potential Adolescent Team Educators (ATEs) on Disaster and Risk Reduction. • Workshop-Training of Deaf Disaster Assistance Team-Disaster Risk Reduction (DDAT-DRR) for the deaf. • Conducted 6 Psychosocial activities for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte and Samar • Assisted in the training of a total of 66 Civil Society Organization‘champions’ from both Leyte and Samar provinces in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) • Disaster and Risk Reduction Training and First Aid Training and orientation of the Deaf in Cebu • Disaster Preparedness activity to 200 children residing in the red light district of Cebu City
Tacloban City is on the road to recovery but there is still much work ahead especially on issues such as Disaster Resilience. 2 of our volunteers, Aidah and Mei-Mei, are working there with Eastern Visayas Network (EVNet). They provide support and capacity to EVNet so that they are able to develop their programs. Recently they have been involved in the training of a total of 66 Civil Society Organization (CSO) ‘champions’ in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The CSO leaders, from both Leyte and Samar provinces, received training to enhance their knowledge and skills in Child-Centered Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction. These CSO ‘Champions’ will serve as promoters and mobilizers of child-centered DRR in communities and local government. EVNet is a local partner of United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF whose project will help local NGOs to develop child-centered disaster risk management (DRM) programs and integrate them into local development and emergency plans.
The work of our volunteers is greatly helped through your support
The philosophy of our work is based on Filipinos helping one another. Thanks to your support, our volunteers continue to work on the rehabilitation of the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Norhamidah "Nene" Musa is the first KI volunteer to be placed at Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Detail (RAPID) Inc an organization based in Cebu City. Nene has achieved much in the first 6 months in her placement, e.g. she has completed RAPID's Training Course on Rescue and life saving techniques and was part of the first response team in Cebu City after Typhoon Hagupit, last December.
Saving Lives Program
One way to help people to become more resilient to disaster is to train as many people as possible in life saving and rescue techniques. Nene is helping RAPID with its 'Saving Lives Program' which seeks to educate various Visayan communities by training volunteer community members. It specifically focuses on training the local Visayan youth and transforming out-of-school youth into trained rescuers. Nene also assisted in securing support from the office of President under the National Action Plan to sponsor the Saving Lives Program to more communities.
First, I would like to thank all of our very generous supporters who have helped our project in 2014 and I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a great 2015.
Last December, The Philippines was again hit by another powerful typhoon, luckily it was not as strong as Haiyan and people were far better prepared. As we begin 2015, our attention remains on the response to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. The rehabilitation efforts continue to assist in the recovery of the survivors and some projects are focusing on Children. Children are among those worst affected by a disaster, and among the most vulnerable after.
KI volunteers, Al-minah Solaiman and Rohaidah Dimapinggun are working with Eastern Visayas Network of NGO’s and PO’s, Inc. (EVNet) based in Tacloban City. They are assisting with a project on Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Management which is being supported by United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Project will provide a proper knowledge and increase the awareness of the Haiyan survivors in responding to calamities. Rohaidah and Al-mina will be the focus persons at EVNet who will ensure the implementation of the project. The volunteers will be involved in conducting seminars, training & workshops related to the project.
The Eastern Visayas Network of NGOs and POs (EVNet) is composed of thirty (30) organizations operating in the islands of Leyte, Samar and Biliran. EVNet members have been actively engaged in the response to Typhoon Haiyan in Samar and Leyte.
It is now nearly a year since Typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction through the central Philippines. Rebuilding infrastructure and people's lives is now the priority. With the generous support of Global Giving, we have placed 6 volunteers with organizations working with Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Visayas region. 2 volunteers are working in Tacloban, Leyte Province while the remaining 4 are working in Cebu. After one month's intensive training in Mindanao, the volunteers travelled to the Visayas and began their placements in early September.
Normila Sacar and Maharoden Limug are working at Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme based in Cebu. In the first few weeks of their work in Northern Cebu, they;
• Facilitated a supplemental feeding program and distribution of school supplies for 108 children in Hagnaya • Assisted in the rehabilitation of classrooms at Central School in San Remigio • Conducted two weeks of Pyscho-Social activities for children in Barangay Punta
The other volunteers placed are Rohaida Dimapinggun and Al-minah Solaiman, are assigned in Eastern Visayas Network of NGOs (EVNet) in Tacloban; and Rasden Azis and Norhamidah Musa, assigned to Rescue Assistance Peacekeeping Intelligence Details (RAPID) Inc. based in Cebu City.
By supporting this project, not only are helping with the very long road of providing rehabilitation and recovery to survivors, you are helping Filipinos to help one another and raise the Filipino spirit known as "Bayanihan' and help strengthen the bond between communities from different areas and faiths.
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