Volunteer launches sponsorship program for 30 poor children
Former GVN volunteer Kathryn Nicholas (New Zealand) launched a new education sponsorship program to benefit 30 poor schoolchildren in San Agustin, Romblon, Philippines.
Kathryn served as a school building repair volunteer in the Philippines from November 2008 to February of this year through GVN’s Philippines partner, the Center for Volunteerism in the Philippines (CERV-Philippines).
After her program, Kathryn immediately started a fund raising campaign with friends and family.(I am) “talking to friends and family about the sponsorship program… and I'll talk to you soon when I've got more people committed to sponsoring a child” she wrote CERV-Philippines on Valentine’s Day.
The sponsorship succeeded in raising 900 Philippine pesos for each child, which will be spent for enrolment fees, uniforms, bags and school supplies.The funds arrived in time for the start of the new academic year on June 1.
The beneficiary children are:
Barangay (Village) Cabolutan:
Rose Gangga Manligas
Blazy Joy Manligas
Mary Ann Kalaw Manligas
John Paul Muleta
Rachel Joy Muleta
Barangay Long Beach:
Mary Joy Fabito Fruelda
Kathryn wrote that this is her way of expressing her gratitude.“I had an awesome experience and am very grateful for all the help,” she wrote.
Interested donors who wish to assist poor Filipino may donate through this links: