• 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


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


$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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