It's 50% easier to support youth led activities today!
By Emma Taylor | EDV Media and Marketing Director
Help Arlyn stay in school by giving today
May has seen Buklod Ng Kabataan as busy as ever! With the kids back in school, we’re now switching gear from summer enrichment to afterschool activities. We’re planning to open reading centres where young people can gather to study and hold activities for younger kids in the community, planning art afternoons, language classes, and much more!
These fun, enriching activities are essential for the at risk young people who are part of Buklod Ng Kabataan. These kids come from communities where dropping out of school and joining gangs is the norm. That means that many find themselves in jail – or worse – before reaching 20.
Our activities will not only help at-risk young people succeed in school, but help them resist the lure of gangs and build a bright future but we need your help!
Today, your donation to fund afterschool activities for to keep kids like Arlyn out of trouble will go even further because GlobalGiving will match your donation by 50%! A meal only costs $1 here, so when you donate just $10, we’ll be able to feed 15 kids! Please give what you can to Arlyn and all her friends.
We’re delighted to report that our first major youth activity in the Philippines is under way! Local youth group Buklod Ng Kabataan – which means “Youths Bonding Together” – is currently running a six-day theater workshop for 30 marginalised youth.
The workshop has two goals: to provide a fun, enriching week for at-risk young people and to involve more youths in Buklod Ng Kabataan’s environmental activism. The workshop will culminate in a showcase where the kids will present skits, songs, and dances that they created during the week.
This is the first time that Buklod Ng Kabataan has enjoyed the support of funders like you, and the impact of your support goes far beyond the value of a dollar. Knowing that donors like you believe they’re worth a donation has given the kids a new confidence, and we are delighted to see them growing!
Buklod Ng Kabataan has big plans for the future including campaigning with Greenpeace for clean water, holding art workshops, and learning IT skills. If you’d like to support these exciting initiatives, this mother’s day is a great opportunity for you to combine a gift for mom, an extra donation from GlobalGiving, AND support for Buklod Ng Kabataan’s youth leaders.
If you donate in your mom’s name before May 12th, your mom will receive a beautiful card, and GlobalGiving will add $5 to your donation! Click here to send your card!
Thanks so much for making Buklod Ng Kabtaan’s summer workshop happen, and we can’t wait to see what else we can accomplish together!
We’re so excited to formally introduce the youth group we’re working with here in the Philippines – Buklod Ng Kabataan. Buklod Ng Kabataan - which means “youth bonding together” in Filipino – has a beautifully simple mission: “To Promote and Protect Mother Nature”.
Buklod Ng Kabataan has more than 125 members between the ages of 7 and 18. They all live in the extremely flood prone community of Banaba, and they have all experienced the devastating effects of flooding.
Buklod Ng Kabataan understands that if the environment is degraded, the floods get worse, so they’re taking action. This summer, Buklod Ng Kabataan will run a series of workshops aiming to involve more youths in environmental activism and partner with Greenpeace to force local governments to curb river pollution.
These initiatives will both strengthen youth activism here in Banaba and create a healthier, safer environment for all the residents of Banaba who live near the river. We can't wait to get started!
You made huge changes possible for disaster-affected youth in Haiti possible, and we know that we can do even more here! We look forward to updating you on progress and successes in the coming weeks and months.
Thanks so much for all you’ve already given, and we look forward to updating you!
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