Service Project Chronicles

• 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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