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,
Almost ten years into its official existence in the Leyte, Philippines, Volunteer for the Visayans continue to make a difference and impact individuals and communities in small ways. Its core programs are namely, the sponsorship, volunteer, and community. Through these programs, VFV delivers services in areas of child welfare, healthcare, education, and community development. The
Author: Callie Johnson
The girls were thrilled to be in front of the audience gathered downstairs in the VFV community center. Smiling and glancing around excitedly, they prepared to start performing in what was, for most of them, their first play.
They called it Kilig, and they began by explaining the name – a uniquely Filipino word referring to the fluttery feeling of joy or excitement often brought on by romance.
Sunday 11th December marked the official unveiling of the Volunteer for the Visayans community centre in barangay Sto. Niño, Tacloban City. The centre, which will primarily serve as an outreach station for the children enrolled on VFV’s Dumpsite Project began construction in May 2011 thanks to a comprehensive outreach appeal which was facilitated through the use of the popular Causes application on Facebook.