Service Project Chronicles

• Philippines Service Project 2020 goes to Cebu

Wouldn’t you like your summer holidays to be more fun, more adventurous…and more meaningful?

Join us for our annual service project abroad to a developing country.   Our destination this year is the vibrant city of CEBU is Central Visayas, Philippines, the cradle of the Christianity in the Philippines.

Implementing the project of Reledev Australia (https://reledev.org.au), Creston College has partnered with Foundation for Professional Training, Inc (https://fptiphilippines.org) through Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD), an FPTI centre that prepares young women for employment or entrepreneurship through training skills and work ethics imbued with solid Christian values, helping lift them and their families from poverty.

Philippines Service Project 2020

Location:  Cebu, Philippines

Conditions:  Urbanised poverty

The province of Cebu consists of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. Its capital is Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines.  Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines (after Metro Manila) and Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. In a decade it has transformed into a global hub for business processing services, tourism, shipping, furniture-making, and heavy industry.

Although Cebu is a thriving metropolis, in a 2015 study, heavily urbanized cities’ poverty incidences were lumped with provinces. The whole of Cebu had a poverty incidence of 21.4%. Assuming Cebu City had a poverty incidence of 10%, the province would have a poverty incidence of 24.3%. The provincial poverty rate is more than double the city’s poverty rate.

The Project

Our service projects always consists of a development and educational component.  We are still in negotiation with our Cebu partners to cater precisely to the needs of the villages we will be helping.  Below are possible projects:

  • Dental hygiene and nutrition classes for children and mothers
  • English and sports clinic for children
  • Building project (eg. toilets, classroom repairs, painting)
  • Implement Waste Management program

DATES

22 January – 9 February 2020 – to and from Sydney.

COST

$2200 Includes flights, full R&B and all transport.  PLUS $350 fundraising target for project materials.

DONATIONS FOR THE PROJECT are Tax-deductible:  

To make a tax deductible donation to aid the development project costs for the Philippines Service Project 2020, please donate directly to Reledev Australia Limited.

Reledev Australia Limited

BSB: 032 087

Account No: 207464

Description: Name of donor – ‘Philippines Service Project 2020’ 

To obtain a tax receipt, please provide your full name and email address to email@reledev.org.au

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• Launching: Philippines Service Project 2019

Wouldn’t you like your summer holidays to be more fun, more adventurous…and more meaningful?

Join us for our annual service project abroad to a developing country.   Our destination this year is the beautiful island of Bohol is Central Visayas, Philippines.

This will be our third consecutive project to the village of Villalimpia, and we are making progress in our aim to alleviate poverty and improve their standard of living.  Implementing the project of Reledev Australia (https://reledev.org.au), Creston College has partnered with Foundation for Professional Training, Inc (https://fptiphilippines.org) and Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD).

Philippines Service Project 2019

Location:  Barangay Villalimpia, Loay Bohol, Philippines

Conditions

Loay is a 5th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines located at the mouth of the Loboc River. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,691.

In 2013, the island of Bohol was the epicentre of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake almost 300 dead, followed in 3 months by the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan.

In 2015, 1 in 4 families in Bohol live under the poverty line.

The Project

2017

  • Teaching Grades 5-6: English/Maths/Science; disaster-preparedness (typhoon, earthquake, basic first aid)
  • Building: 4-5 classrooms need repair; repair stage; repaint school fence
  • Beach forefront clean-up

2018

  • Prepare teaching resources for grade school lessons
  • Construct toilets for families most in need
  • Basic nutrition program
  • Survey Waste Management and Environmental Care program

What we aim to do in 2019

  • Medical/Nutrition mission
  • Construction (eg.toilets/showers/painting)
  • Implement Waste Management program
  • Community garden installation

DATES

24 January – 9 February 2019 – to and from Sydney.  Includes overnights stays in Manila each way.

COST

$2100 Includes flights, full R&B and all transport.  PLUS $350 fundraising for project materials.

DONATIONS FOR THE PROJECT are Tax-deductible:  

  • PAYPAL via RELEDEV AUSTRALIA
  • IN CASH TO ANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS
  • BANK TRANSFER TO

Reledev Australia Limited
Westpac, BSB 032 157
Acct. no.  18 1520

IMPORTANT  Please email serviceprojects@crestoncollege.edu.au the details of your donation.

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