Frequently meeting and providing training for our host families is something that we at Volunteer for the Visayans hold with high regards. Not only does such frequent contact enable us to sustain a healthy and appreciative relationship with our homestay families, but also offers us the opportunity to provide training that our homestay mothers might not necessarily be exposed to should they not be involved in our programs.
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Emphasizing the importance of giving communities a ‘hands up’ rather than just a ‘hand out’ is paramount to the success of the community based initiatives that VFV operate and is a mentality that we constantly try to reinforce in each and every single project that we organize.
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I didn’t quite know what to expect jumping out of the jeepney at Bliss for the first time. Walking down the concrete alley, passing through the arch, I was immediately greeted with smiles and introductions. There was so much to take in the first five minutes, I took comfort knowing I had three weeks to soak it all up and see what the Philippines and the medical mission had in store. It turned out three weeks was no where near long enough for me to ‘soak’ it all up.
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For the last one hundred years, The Philippines has had an unlikely love affair with basketball. Despite being a country with an average male height of only 5’4″, the country is absolutely obsessed with this tall mans sport.