Improve Nutritional Standards in Tacloban City, Philippines


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

PhilippinesTacloban City, Leyte NAPH

About

The Project

Make a fundamental life improvement by volunteering in the Philippines, 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 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.

Why the project needs you

Basic nutritional knowledge and education is poor throughout the general population of the Philippines, and nutritional requirements - such as an adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables and dairy products each day - are either not known or are financially out of reach. Volunteers with experience in health promotion and nutrition can help to educate, devise programs, survey, evaluate and become directly involved with the nutritional supplementation side of food security. Your up to date knowledge and skills will be valuable to the staff and communities you work with.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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