Farewell to Leoma

Staff and volunteers bid farewell to one of Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) longest serving employees this month. Lead sponsorship co-ordinator Leoma B Godinez has been responsible for overseeing the welfare of the 155 children sponsored through VFV for almost five years. Leoma said: “The kids are the reason I have stayed here so long.

Typhoon-damaged school set to be rebuilt

Rebuilding typhoon-damaged Cangumbang Primary School is set to begin shortly. Builders at the site have almost completed erecting temporary classrooms where the school’s 117 pupils will be housed while reconstruction of the main building takes place. The workmen say they hope to complete the temporary classrooms, which have been funded by UNICEF, within the next

Teaching kids some lessons for life

Volunteers with VFV help to improve the education of students by teaching in and around Tacloban. Volunteers are appointed to government schools where they conduct lessons alongside Filipino teachers. The children have a curriculum to follow however volunteer teachers generally have the freedom to decide on what to cover in their lessons. Australian Emily Tweddell,