On May 25th the GoAbroad team in the Philippines, collectively known as GapLabs, joined together to provide an incredible day of fun for the children from the community near our office. From storytelling, to games, to spaghetti, and of course, school supplies, the kids (and staff) had an amazing day full of fun and laughs. […]
Friday March 20th marks International Day of Happiness for 2015, also known as International #HappyDay. Today, we are happy to share with you the 10 things that make us…HAPPY! 1. Bringing Essential Resources To Those in Need 2. Filling the Hungry Bellies of Children At-Risk of Malnutrition 3. Supporting Organizations That Make a Real Difference […]
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 […]
Happy Valentine’s Day from the kids in Cangumbang, a rural village in the Philippines.
After Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through the Philippines, the GoAbroad Foundation was faced with a partner in desperate need of international aid. The tasks laid out in front of us seemed insurmountable, with multiple community centers, hundreds of homes, and thousands of lives to rebuild. Then came Architecture for Humanity (AFH). Connected to us through an old […]
Though 12 months have passed, there are still countless issues that remain unaddressed. There are still multiple Tent Cities throughout the island of Leyte, where families remain living in tents distributed by the UN within a month of Typhoon Haiyan. The tents continue to deteriorate and the families continue to wait for permanent relocation sites to […]
Just 6 months before Typhoon Haiyan leveled Tacloban City leaving the city’s more than 200,000 residents homeless and traumatized, Mayor Alfred Romualdez was reelected. There was much debate in the weeks leading up to the election, of whether or not re-election of the current Mayor would benefit the city or if a fresh start was […]
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: […]