June 5 2023 :
Every good parent wants to be able to provide a good life for their children; make sure they eat healthily, help them finish their studies, and raise them to be good people.
But in the city of Calbayog, many families are struggling to make ends meet and provide a good life for their children. They face challenges such as finding stable employment and lacking the necessary skills for available jobs. These difficulties can lead to family breakdowns, leaving children without proper care.
In Calbayog, 300 families are working with us to build their capacity to care for their children. With their participation in SOS Children’s Villages’ family strengthening program (FSP), families changed their and their children's lives for the better.
May 9 2023 :
We take a quick look at the city of Calbayog, one of 8 places where we have dedicated our work and care to Filipino children and families.
May 3 2023 :
As a week of training under the Allianz Ride Safe entrepreneurship project ended last April 2, 2023, participants bring home with them hopes and new skills.
March 31 2023 :
Every child needs a mother who can give them the very much-needed love and care to grow up well and be the person they want to be. More importantly, the person needs to be someone who can accept the role of being a mother with their heart, whether sooner or later.
Mama Beth, like many other mamas, faced struggles in motherhood before giving their all to caring for many children across the years.
March 2 2023 :
As of January 2023, inflation in the Philippines rose to 8.7%, majorly affecting many staple food products. Prices of common goods like eggs and sugar have risen to the point where people cannot buy it in normal quantities like before.
Food security has always been a concern in marginalized families, even more so when inflation vastly drives up the prices of food and other services while living wages remain the same. For families who have only begun regaining stability, the sudden additional expenses with the return to normalcy placed further constraints on budget.
February 16 2023 :
Inflation has soared rapidly in a span of months since the latter half of 2022. As of January 2023, inflation rate has hit 10.7%, greatly affecting prices of many food products. From a prescribed budget of 500 pesos for Noche Buena for the entire family to bundles of onions reaching prices of more than 700 pesos, the steadily rising prices has put many Filipino families further in familiar struggles. Families had to find different ways to provide for and sustain themselves and their children.
December 27 2022 :
Whereas there are many children and youth who grew up to pursue their dreams in other places, there are also those who choose to work with those who once helped them. From receiving support to being one of the people who give support; it’s a common story among some people who now work in SOS Children’s Villages Philippines.
Some of our co-workers were once were cared for in the children’s villages when they were younger, and others are from families that received support before they became self-reliant. Two social workers for family-like care (FLC) in Bataan, Auntie Bethil and Auntie April, share their journey from participating in the Family Strengthening Program (FSP) to the work they have now.
December 19 2022 :
Helping others is a collaborative effort between an organization and donors; the lifeblood of organizations that work in development comes from the generosity of other people who believe in their cause.
Every donation, every bit of support from you helps us in SOS Children’s Villages Philippines care for abandoned and neglected children. But of course, you might want to know every now and then: “How do our donations really help the children?” “Is our money going where it’s meant to go?”
December 9 2022 :
Last November 18, 2022, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Muntinlupa, specifically the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), as a part of child safeguarding and protection efforts.
November 9 2022 :
Through the family strengthening program, SOS Children's Villages Philippines provides supports to families in Bataan, including the local fishing communities.
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