On October 27, 2017 we attended Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting at the municipal hall. Mayor Varias was supposed to preside over the meeting but he had to attend other functions.
AWH received an executive order from Mayor Varias & Dr. Manzo that Academy of World Healing Foundation is part of the composition of the Local Health Board of Alfonso, Cavite. During monthly meetings the Local Health Board will look into how we can improve the health situation in Alfonso.
Department of Education through councilor Carol requested AWH if we can donate 500 sets of hygiene kits for indigent elementary school pupils consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, small towel, rubbing alcohol & cotton ear buds to be giving on November 29 as Children’s Day in Alfonso has been announced to be moved from December to November.
Since it is important to educate children to keep hygiene awareness as disease prevention, AWH told at the meeting that it would provide such kits. AWH asked its environmental friendly soap supplier to donate smaller version of soap for the purpose. The teachers have said that many young pupils get sick due to poor hygiene and they will teach them proper sanitation using our donated hygiene kits. RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) can also partake its share in this worthy cause.
Update (November 10, 2017):
AWH staff went to DSWD office in Alfonso to give the donation of P15,000 (AWH & Rotary Club of Multinational Manila donated P5,000 each; Rotary Club President Betty donated P5,000) for the 500 sets of hygiene kits to be given to indigent primary school children during Children’s Day on Nov. 29, 2017. 500 small soaps which are a part of the hygiene kits was donated separately from AWH’s soap supplier.
On August 8, 2017 Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) handed 3rd quarter donation of P15,000 to Gina of DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) and witnessed by Alfonso Police Officer Janet, who is also a member of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children).
A Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting was held on June 20, 2017 at Alfonso Mayor Varias’ office.
1. Alfonso SPED (SPECIAL EDUCATION) Center
AWH relayed about the following suggestions we offered to them before:
assistance to implement on-line therapy
assistance to hire a part time driver to take the para-teacher to the homes of the disabled children
we can assist in the P50,000 training fee for more para-teachers where the trainer can come to the SPED Center
provide supplements B6 & D3 to pregnant women & to autistic & intellectually disabled children
Among the choices above Gina of DSWD said they are interested if we can assist financially in hiring a full time driver to take the para-teachers to the homes of the disabled children. We will discuss further for more perpetuated and practical aid.
2. End TB Program
AWH asked Dr. Manzo of municipal health department about our second P15,000 financial assistance to procure additional TB medicines. She said there is enough supply of TB medicines thus she does not need yet our second financial assistance. Instead she mentioned about the dire need of B6 supplement. She said B6 is good for pregnant women & people suffering from TB as well. There is no supply of B6 from the government. She added Vitamin C & Folic Acid are beneficial to these patients.
Gina of DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) Alfonso presided over the Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting on January 30, 2017 at the Brgy. Hall of Poblacion II in Alfonso.
Gina recapped LCPC activities in 2016. She enumerated the rights of a child and plans to do related activities. She also relayed about children who got into conflict with the law and about charitable institutions who shelters these children.
AWH representative Raymund Balicha announced during the meeting that in addition to quarterly funding of P15,000 to DSWD Alfonso, AWH is supporting on “Stop Sexual Abuse on Children” in conjunction with RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) which will provide financial assistance of P10,000 per quarter starting this immediate quarter through Gina, DSWD Alfonso. The donation will be used specifically for sexually abused children matters. Gina will be submitting quarterly reports to AWH and RIMM on this issue.
Dr. Manzo noted AWH’s advocacy to End TB program also in conjunction with RIMM.
Gina was very grateful to RIMM for the quarterly financial support on sexually abused children. She said she will use part of the fund for the 5 year old rape victim.
On December 21, 2016 AWH again funded the annual Brgy. Sicat Children’s Christmas Party with 118 children attending at the Brgy. hall. Inspired by Councilor April, the children sung Christmas songs and enjoyed plenty servings of spaghetti followed by ice cream. It was again a truly happy occasion.
On Dec. 16, 2016 Dr. Klaus, Madame Yoshiko and volunteer Christine attended a very enjoyable children’s Christmas play at Home for the 100th Sheep Day Care in Dasmarinas, Cavite, a relocation camp of formerly homeless Manila families. AWH, as it does every year, donated sacks of rice, assorted canned goods and also many coconuts.
In addition to the P15,000 fourth quarter donation, AWH donated another P15,000 budgeted for this event for additional gift giving to 512 indigent children and an additional 60+ gifted children as determined by DSWD. Each child received a backpack from the City and a water bottle from AWH that was individually gift wrapped by DSWD volunteers.
The Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting was held on August 22, 2016 at the Barangay Hall of Lucsuhin Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite.
The Agenda discussed were the following:
1. Participation of LCPC to Alay-Lakad
2. Planning for Children’s Day 2016
3. Schedule of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) 2nd Quarter Evaluation
4. Drug Related Problems in Alfonso
No specific dates were set yet for the Alay-Lakad (an Annual Fund Raising Activity of Alfonso Municipal) and Children’s Day held during the celebration of Alfonso Day in December.
The meeting was focused mainly on what the barangay officials are doing for drug addicts and pushers who have surrendered to them as mandated by President Duterte to surrender for counselling and monitoring or face death if they do not surrender.
An auto electronic technician in Mendez, Tagaytay, has a living partner and 1 year old daughter. On electronic matters he often repairs the Mercedez Benz of AWH which runs on used cooking oil.
One day he told that his baby girl underwent heart surgery through catheter which costed him almost a million pesos. The girl is all right now but he had to sell his shop. He now does repair jobs at his rent house.
He is originally from Iloilo, Aklan and honest person. We wanted to assist his livelihood. He had several multimeters so we decided to try finding an automotive code reader/scanner. It usually is expensive and initially we thought about buying a second hand unit in Japan. However, we found a very inexpensive one from China in the Philippines. Initially, we were skeptical if it really works but decided to give it a try as it was in very affordable range.
On May 27, 2016, the code reader was given to him. He tested on some cars and confirmed it works although he has to get himself familiarized with it. It does not work on all the cars but he said it would be useful.
We heard that a sewer in our barangay Sicat, who is a sister in law of our domestic worker, lost her sewing machine and had become out of job for a year. Her sawing machine was rental and the owner took it back from her.
We sought for a good working second hand sawing machine and bought one for her. Since it was not informed to her, she was surprised when the sawing machine was given to her. She could not believe that she could have it with no payment attached. We explained that it is better to give a fishing rod than giving fish.
Since the sawing machine is from Japan, a voltage transformer was also included in the donation.
We temporarily set it up in her small table and tested the machine.