Since 2015, we have been devoted to lending a helping hand to the Community through outreach programs to the most underprivileged and undeserved barangays of the town, especially in the hinterlands where indigenous people reside. One Calinog’s outreach program gives focus on uplifting the IP’s lives by the provision of relief goods, school supplies, clothes and slippers, among others, while also conducting a feeding program, a health and environmental awareness campaign and some technology-related experiential learning.
Background - Calinog is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 54,430 people. The town of Calinog nestles in the central part of Panay Island. It is the last municipality in the central part of Iloilo adjoining the provinces of Antique and Capiz. In November 8, 2013, Calinog was among those Iloilo towns heavily-devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda, widely regarded as the strongest typhoon in known history. Hundreds of houses went crashing, most totally plastered, schools and barangay buildings significantly damaged, and thousands of residents displaced and left without a roof above their heads. More than two years after the devastation, most of the victims are still reeling from the debilitating effects of the tragedy.
Project 1: The Project TECH: Technology Education for the Communities in the Highlands The project aims to deliver Information Technology Education to the Indigenous people in the highlands of Calinog, Iloilo. It also aims to share Information about the benefits of Technology in culture, society, Education and in livelihood which will help the Indigenous people to be aware about the new trends and technique for a better life. Aside from that, they are given the privileged to see, touch and experience some gadgets like laptop, cellphone, tablets, headsets and other multimedia apparatuses. In line with this project is the mapping of IP enthusiasts who will be the subject for the next phase of the program which is the Training for Basic Computer Concept and its Application, Troubleshooting and Maintenance. Embedded in this project is the outreach program which will focus in reaching out and touching the Indigenous people.
Project 2: The Project #SelfTree The project aims to educate the Indigenous people, students and the community of simple ways on how to preserve our environment. It focuses more on the ways and strategies in the proper implementation of planting trees towards the preservation of our natural resources. With our helping hand, we gather together for the lectures about environment and for the tree planting activities. Why #Selftree? Simply because after you plant a tree,you may take a selfie and post it on Facebook.
Sub project: Let's Go Organic! -the project aims to give lectures about Organic Farming and its advantages. It also aims to encourage households to go Organic gardening at home.
Project 3: The Project H.A.P:Health Awareness Program The project aims to provide free medical services, seminars about proper hygiene and health awareness, and providing sanitary kits to the indigenous people of the community. The program seeks to address awareness about health;the cause and effect and on other health diseases present in the area. The project also renders free consultation and check-ups. This made possible with the help of the Rural Health Unit of Calinog and other partners.
Project 4: The Project H2: One Heart,One Hand Community Service Program Sub Project: The project aims to provide avenue for calinognon to showcase their talents and skills. It will also serve as instrument for our kasimanwa to celebrate and have fun!
Information Technology Instructor, Medical Physician, Youth Volunteers, Civic Organizations, and Environmentalists
Accommodations are at your own expenses.
The are no volunteer fees.