Kaya Volunteering for Educational Projects in the Philippines


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Tacloban City, LeyteTacloban City, Leyte, 6500PH

About

Help Improve the Futures of Abused Women in the Philippines

Help improve the lives of abused women in the Philippines. Domestic abuse, sexual crime and abandonment are unfortunately common in the Philippines and can often leave many women feeling alone and vulnerable. As a result a safe haven for women filing cases against their former partners or who have been left without financial or emotional support was created to protect and care for them.

Improve Nutritional Standards in Tacloban City, Philippines

Make a fundamental life improvement by volunteering in the Philippines, in a population where around 30 million people cannot afford food to meet their basic nutritional needs. Many Filipino children suffer from stunted growth and development, low academic performance, and wasting due to poor nutrition. Malnutrition also increases the susceptibility to disease, and so many Filipinos suffer from blindness due to vitamin A deficiency. This project was created to oversee the food intake of numerous families in local barangays (communities) and monitor the malnourished children throughout a targeted area of Tacloban City.

Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines

You can help improve the lives of deaf children in the Philippines. This is a perfect opportunity for those with specialised knowledge of working with the deaf. This project works with deaf children in many capacities. Volunteers will be assigned to one of two locations; depending on their experience in working with the deaf. Volunteers with basic experience will be placed at a Special Education centre, where they will help teach and mentor the deaf. More advanced volunteers will work at the High School and will interpret ordinary lessons into sign language for deaf students. Furthermore volunteers may also help conduct deaf awareness and training lessons.

Teach English in Rural Schools in the Philippines

Get to give rural, impoverished children a valuable boost for their future by teaching them English, a necessity for most well-paying work in the Philippines. English is the country's second official language, and therefore it is not surprising that most Filipinos can understand, speak and write at least some English. But teachers in poorer schools are often not native English speakers, and so the presence of British, American, or Australian volunteers is extremely valuable and exciting for the children and teachers alike. Volunteers teach in elementary schools within rural villages where resources are low and the most help is required and appreciated.

Work in an Orphanage in the Philippines

Be part on this project in the Philippines that provides love and care to the orphans and abandoned children in the orphanage. In this developing country, thousands of impoverished children grow up in orphanages, most of which are understaffed and have few resources. Your role is to provide essential caregiving, nurturing, teaching and mentoring to kids who are growing up without much adult interaction. On the island of Leyte, based around its capital city of Tacloban, are various orphanages whose children are often emotionally or developmentally delayed because of little adult interaction. Often, the only source of their basic emotional security is from volunteers who provide affection, spend time with the children and improve their social, physical and emotional development.

Work in a Young Offenders Rehabilitation Centre in the Philippines

Reach out to those who've had a trouble past by helping them change their attitudes and give them a chance at a new way of life. Then volunteering in a Rehabilitation Centre for male youths could be for you. This centre cares for and rehabilitates boys between the ages of fourteen and twenty two, who have committed crimes as minors and are waiting for their cases to pend in court. These youths are often victims of circumstance; committing crimes in self defence and out of no other choice. Volunteers who become involved in this project act as role models for the boys and assist the centre by engaging in non-formal teaching, organizing sports events, teaching music, creating team building exercises, assisting with livelihood projects and sharing any other special skill they may have.Whatever you may do, the goal still remains the same, to help change the boys attitudes. Help promote honesty through fair play and sports coaching or cooperation through choreographed dance routines; the options are endless, whatever your skill may be; the result will be the same - the boys will greatly benefit from anything that draws their mind away from a life of crime.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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