Below is the first part of Noah Peden’s Story (Our Founder’s Son). When Typhoon Yolanda struck Tacloban City, he was safe and sound in the United States, but by no means does that mean he was unaffected. My name is Noah and my father, Troy, stepmother, and four little siblings all live in Tacloban City, […]
In August 2013, Brandon Knopp was a video intern at GoAbroad.com’s office in the Philippines. During his internship, he spent a few weekends joining our director Elsa in Cangumbang, a rural village where Elsa helped construct a Community Evacuation Center for our partner in the Philippines. The center was completed in the end of August, […]
Below are some of the questions GoAbroad.com asked Sebastian Makinson, who was interning at the GoAbroad Philippines office at the time of the storm. To read his Full Interview with GoAbroad, visit the GoAbroad Blog. How did local Filipinos prepare? Did they heed the warnings or did they think it would be more like the […]
A selection of photos from Tacloban, Palo, and some places in between, before Typhoon Yolanda. Most photos were taken in 2013 prior to November 8th. Those pictures are sponsored children of our partner, staff members, and other locals.
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Today we share the blog entry of our Director, from November 6th, 2013: “I am writing you tonight in haste, as I try to digest the day’s chaos and get things in order for the coming days. We are currently preparing for Typhoon Yolanda, which is due to hit our region of the Philippines within […]
November 8th, 2014 marks the 1 year Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda. Referred to as the strongest storm in recorded history, and rightly so, Yolanda took almost 10,000 lives in the Visayas region of the Philippines, though many will never be recorded because they will sadly never be […]
In honor of the United Nations, International Day of Rural Women, we’d like to take some time to share the stories of two women whom we have encountered in our work. These women have particularly inspired us through their dedication to their families, their communities, and their futures. Carrie is 28 years old and currently lives […]
The importance of intervening and providing sustainable support through education and social welfare services for individuals during early childhood continues to be a mentality that is rightfully supported by numerous non-profits across the world. Since 2005, the GoAbroad Foundation has helped direct critical funding to support more than two hundred children living in disadvantaged circumstances […]
On September 24th, our Director Elsa Thomasma, visited the Volunteer for the Visayans Community Center in Cangumbang to check on the center, as new updates of the center are currently in progress, she came face to face with Hunger in its most honest form. Please read the excerpt from Elsa’s personal blog about her experience: […]
Our Story of Revival In November 2013, the need to expand the GoAbroad Foundation’s reach from the United States across the world was brought to the forefront, in a way that no one could have predicted. On November 8th, 2013, our partner in the Philippines as well as the office of our “father” company (GoAbroad.com) were […]