Monday, May 25, 2009

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, RomblonPhilippines.
 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:
  1. Rose Gangga Manligas
  2. Blazy Joy Manligas
  3. Mary Ann Kalaw Manligas
 Barangay Sugod:
  1. John Paul Muleta
  2. Rachel Joy Muleta
  3. Patrick Muleta
  4. Jerich Muleta
  5. Mylene Muleta
  6. Aljon Ramon
  7. Lysa Ramon
  8. Grace Ramon
 Barangay Long Beach:
  1. Gerich Mores
  2. Jerin Mores
  3. Queena Mores
  4. Janilla Mores
  5. Janrey Palonpon
 Barangay Cawayan:
  1. Mary Joy Fabito Fruelda
  2. Jomerey Fabito
  3. Maria Fabito
  4. Jeremias Fabito
  5. Jomer Fabito
  6. Anthony Riano
  7. Gerald Riano
  8. Alvin Riano
  9. Aldrin Riano
  10. Royalyn Mindoro
  11. Argie Mindoro
  12. Marialyn Mindoro
  13. May Mindoro
  14. Marvin Mindoro
 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: (tax-deductible in the United States) and
 or email CERV directly at

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