This season (2017-18) subsequently to January group, AWH had March healing schedule open for everybody. Having healing sessions in the morning, some guests visited nearby elementary school and the poverty areas in the afternoon to extend their research to help.
In the morning of December 20, 2017, AWH staff attended children’s Christmas event of the Home for the 100th Sheep in Dasmarinas, Cavite, a relocation camp of formerly homeless Manila families.
AWH, as it does every year, donated sacks of rice, canned goods, used children’s clothing donated by its guests from Japan, assorted school supplies and firewood.
M’aam Kimiyo read a message of gratitude to AWH written by the daycare children on a colorful poster. Likewise Kaloi and Edna, who lead Home for the 100th Sheep, were appreciative of the donations for their pupils.
In the afternoon of December 20, 2017 AWH staff attended Children’s Christmas event held at barangay hall of Sicat, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines.
There were more than 70 children who attend the event and sang Christmas songs. After singing they enjoyed spaghetti and ice cream donated by AWH. Captain Arevalo provided rice cake.
In his speech Captain Arevalo conveyed that he is appreciative to AWH for its community services over the years.
On November 29, 2017, being a member of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) in Alfonso, Cavite, AWH staff attended Children’s Month Celebration at the Alfonso town plaza. The theme of the event was “Bata:” Iligtas sa Droga!” (Save our Children from Illegal Drugs).
The event was attended by 600 selected indigent elementary school children from Grade 1 to 4. They received a hygiene kit containing toothbrush, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, antiseptic cologne, cotton ear bud, 2 pieces of soaps and towel. Their teachers will teach them how to use the items properly to maintain basic hygiene.
AWH, RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) and RIMM president Betty Vicedo made financial contributions for the said hygiene kit while Sunny Enterprises donated 500 pieces of small natural coconut soaps. Gina of DSWD and the wife of Mayor Varias were appreciative for our kind donations. We received plaques of appreciation from the Municipality.
At the end of the event the Municipality of Alfonso treated all of the children with snacks from Jollibee and they enjoyed the entertainment from the Jollibee mascot.
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.
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).
In the meantime, RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) which works in conjunction with AWH also donated P10,000 to Gina to support the “Stop Sexual Abuse on Children” Program.
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.
3. Teenage Pregnancy Forum
In conjunction with RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila), another Teenage Pregnancy Forum is planned in July at Lucushin National High School. The date will be set with Dr. Manzo.
Mayor Varias told everyone in the LCPC meeting that he was appreciative of the active involvement of AWH for the Alfonso community.
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.