What is the Impact of Child Sponsorship?

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You are sipping that morning cup of joe while scrolling through your newsfeed in a cozy cafe. The media is reminding you of the flaws of the world and you feel helpless. Is there anything that you can do to make a positive impact without the commitment of going overseas? News flash, there is! A […]

The Beginning of Our Annual Scholarship Program

James Ronald Castil, Volunteer for the Visayans College Scholar

Over the years, we’ve seen countless students attend school, and even university, because of the generosity and support of individuals they’ve never met. This alone is inspirational, but paired with the individual stories of each student, the opportunity to provide a scholarship for a student to attend school becomes astronomically more meaningful. And if we […]

6 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

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Want to change the world? Honor Universal Children’s Day this year, and start with just one life. The GoAbroad Foundation, together with Volunteer for the Visayans, connects international donors with Filipino children in desperate need of help. Stepping up as a sponsor could be your chance to make a heartfelt and genuine difference in the world. Choosing […]

Why You Should #Give10forEd This Year

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Did you know $10 can fund transportation for one week for a college scholar in the Philippines? If you don’t know how this is possible, it is time to read on and find out! We’ve been challenging people to #Give10forEd, and we want to be as detailed as possible about what this challenge really means […]

Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the Cangumbang Center

Cangumbang Community Center, Palo, Philippines

August 23rd, 2015 marked the two year anniversary of the original blessing of the Cangumbang Community and Evacuation Center, made possible by our partner Volunteer for the Visayans and the fundraising efforts of our Director, Elsa Tomasma. Over the past two years, the center has seen both immense growth and unbelieveable devastation. However, the Cangumbang […]

Recognizing our Sponsored Children

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As our VFV Sponsored Children begin enjoying their summer days, we reflect on their recognition ceremonies and all their hard work this year! To help support our contributions to education in the Philippines, please consider becoming a sponsor: To learn more about Elementary and High School Sponsorship, click here. To find out how to support […]

World Health Day 2015

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April 7th, 2015 is World Health Day! Today, we salute our partner Volunteer for the Visayans for all their efforts to promote health initiatives in the Philippines! From Nutrition Projects to Annual Medical Check ups to Water Filtration System Distributions and Health Education tutorials, VFV does everything they can to educate local communities, both young […]

Our Annual Plea for Educational Support

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As the month of March begins, students all over the Philippines are preparing for the close of the school year. For some that means a much awaited break from coursework and endless days of carefree playing with their friends and classmates, for others it means helping with the rice harvest or completing madatory on the […]

Romar’s Plea for a Better Life

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This is the story of Romar. He lives on the small island of Biliran in the Visayans area of the Philippines. He enjoys playing basketball and going fishing. He does not ask for material things such as the newest Xbox or Playstation. He just wants to lead a normal life where he does not feel […]

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