|Joel with his godfather of capoeira!|
Since the launching of the project, our volunteers regularly visit the island of Bantayan to follow closely the evolution of the work of weavers, and each time the surprise is huge ...
On the island of Bantayan, 95% of the infrastructure has been destroyed, leaving people in precarious living and unhealthy conditions.
HOST-NGO set up then emergency measures to assist local communities, in visiting a few days later the island on Bantayan to provide food, clean water, medicines, and other first aid kits.
Since the tragedy, HOST-NGO has developed two projects to help local communities to rebuild sustainably:
- Kubo Concept: Construction of houses built from local materials and constructed to be "typhoon proof". These green homes will help communities without roofs to be aware of organic agriculture and environment.
- Weaving Project: Training of a group of women in Bantayan to weave bags from Pandan (local plant). These bags will be sold so that the economic development of the community will be boost. Host intends to implant fair and honesty trade.
To continue to carry out these projects and support the development of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, HOST-NGO needs you!
For the first anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, Global Giving makes every means possible to make this day a real fundraising, so that all the efforts for the reconstruction and conversion of the affected areas can continue.
A year after the disaster, damage are still real and efforts are to provide if we want to improve the situation of the Philippines. Yolanda post-reconstruction is not yet completed, many homes are still unhealthy and jobs not converted.
To help us, Global Giving make this Saturday, November 8 a day of 100% Matching, and it should last for few days. It means, all the donations you will make to Global Giving for our cause we will be twice more important.
For example, for a donation of $ 100, we will get 200$ (to a maximum of $ 500 per donation).
This is an exceptional opportunity to get all mobilize to give a second breath for our action !
Make a donation now
HOST-NGO is represented for this 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Aside the official competition and its red carpet, there is one of the biggest film markets in the world that spans over acres in the town. The Short Film Corner, where “Life is full” will be shown as world premiere, allows film authors to submit their production to film professionals who are distributors, buyers or film festival organizers. The role of the distributors, if the presented film complies with their editorial or artistic lines will be to sell it to TV Channels, manage its cinema operations and lifespan. Generally, film buyers work for TV channels and they are trying to acquire the rights of films that will be broadcasted on their network. This year BBC, Canal +, TV5, Arte, France Télévisions, SBS from Australia, and many others in the game...
But the Short Film Corner is also a public place for audiences that come and see movies at the Digital Library (see photo) on individual screens in order to enable them to shortlist and vote their favorite movies they’d have liked.
Finally, each participant in the Short Film Corner can organize a screening in one of the three rooms provided purposely. The goal is to initiate a face to face between cinema professionals and film makers and start building common great film opportunities and careers into other festivals or on television.
My strongest wish through my film “Life is full” is to reach wider audience in order to raise awareness of the issues that face children in the streets of Bacolod especially those passing in the Social Development Center where HOST-NGO got mobilized to help and protect.
|KUBO concept is ready to be launched|
|People still don't have a place to stay|
|Community meeting, feedbacks are welcome|
|Pandan weaving activity is back and will be nicer|
|Limestone bamboo coconut lumber... raw materials|
Indeed, the SDC children have been benefiting from many improvements. In addition to maintaining the activities that we have already implemented, we have helped to renovate and equip a dormitory which can now accommodate more healthily more or less twenty children (the youngest in priority) . We build colorful concrete beds and benches, made 9 twin bed size washable foam mattresses, put mosquitos screens and doors and finally repainted all the dorm in friendly colors coming along with a beautiful mural painting. That latters would surely give them more energy to develop theirs ideas to how to ponder their future. This dynamic support and active solidarity, thanks to the help of the City of Bacolod and local private partners , the center has been equipped with seven brand new showers and led lights in every rooms powered by panels solar. However, it remains further efforts and resources to be provided in order to complete the rehabilitation of the remaining damaged dormitories, especially the one for girls, and the creation of a kitchen and dining room. According to the future donations that we can raise, we would also like to allow a steady supply of hygiene and health items to the children, medical check-up and continue the educational and physical sports activities which will have undoubtedly a very positive impact on their behaviors and values acceptance.
|New dormitory for having seet dreams !|
|Doc, I don't feel well but I want to go school !|
|Can I go and wash my room ?|
|I can no longer have a house ... and a street|
Support program for vulnerable children and families in Bacolod City
The objective is to design and implement a development program supporting the disadvantaged members of the community of Bacolod City, Philippines. This approach is based on the observation of best practices identified in various projects implemented in Southeast Asia and in the rest of the world. The program aims at providing rehabilitation opportunities to isolated children and families in order to facilitate their successful integration into the local community. This includes dealing with social inclusion, socioeconomic development, public health, sustainable production and consumption, as well as green technologies.