Helping the youth shine

Original VFV Boys Club member, Jaylito Gapate is a rising star in his Bliss community and he says he owes it all to his relationship with VFV. The 24-year-old is realising his passion for building stronger communities now that he is a fully-fledged member of the VFV team. “It felt very good to be an

Rural school goes from strength to strength

Moteachon Elementary School has become one of the most desirable schools in Leyte thanks to a strong relationship with VFV. The Tanauan school, about 45 minutes from Tacloban, was the recipient of VFV’s Adopt-A-School Project — delivering much-needed school supplies to underfunded rural schools — for five years. The children at Mahon Elementary also benefit

Planting seeds of hope

Families in the rural village of Cangumbang, Palo now have their own community garden thanks to VFV volunteer Daria Hammerschmidt. During her five months volunteering with VFV, Daria was inspired to create a project that would help move the people of Cangumbang towards self-sustainability. The 20-year-old from Freiburg, Germany who plans to study medicine began

A fresh start for destroyed school

The children of San Roque Elementary School celebrated the completion of a new classroom last month thanks to VFV ‘s Build-A-School project. The new classroom — funded by multiple members of the VFV community — provides grades three and four students with a cool, clean and distraction-free space to learn. “We are grateful and relieved

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