On March 5, 2014, Yes!Pinoy Foundation and Lifeline Foundation launched the “One Chair, One Child #UpuanParaSaKinabukasan” Campaign. Together, we are raising funds to buy school chairs for the 3,003 young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Last December, Yes!Pinoy gave P1.6 million pesos to rebuild the school. Shortly after, they approached Lifeline with the idea of a partnership that would supply the school with enough chairs for the children who study there. We said yes! These kids deserve new chairs!
We launched the campaign at the Department of Education, determined to make good on our commitment. Pictured here (L-R) are Robert Mesa, Lifeline’s CFO, Usec. Mario Deriquito of the Department of Education, Dingdong Dantes of Yes!Pinoy and Betty Romero, Deputy Director of Lifeline Foundation.
Lifeline started the ball rolling by presenting a check for Php 75,000, to buy the first hundred chairs for the school.
Join Lifeline and Yes!Pinoy’s “One Chair, One Child” campaign. After all, who knows who’ll be sitting in these chairs one day? Future scientists, doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers…maybe even the President of the Philippines!
They’re here! The first of the boats for the fishermen whose livelihood got swept away by Typhoon Haiyan. Our first foray in micro financing, and it is indeed the first of many.
On Sunday, February 9, 2014, Lifeline volunteers gathered together at Lifeline’s HQ to plan out the activities of the Satellite School, Prison Cottage Industry, Adoption Advocacy, Community and Medical Missions, Animal Welfare and the Binon-an Bamboo and Boat Project for this coming year. The energy level in the room was at a wonderful high as we put our heads and hearts together to see how we can efficiently and powerfully change the world one life at a time.
Animal Welfare team
One of Lifeline’s Resident Techies, Elmer Alforque
The Binon-an Boat and Bamboo Team
The Creatives aka Storytellers
Adoption Advocacy Team
Community and Medical Missions Team
The Satellite School Team
WE came, we saw, we heard and we are ready for 2014! We are very excited to continue working with the urban poor children in Paranaque, the women inmates of Paranaque City Jail, to go back to the Mangyans, but excited even more to hear about Lifeline’s new plans for 2014–partnerships, rebuilding, empowering, micro finance, social entrepreneurship, education, etc. We welcome all of Lifeline’s new volunteers and we look forward to working with you, as well as everyone else who’ll come alongside and work together with us. Changing the world one life at a time!
Lifeline’s Betty Romero, Raf Jamolangue and Judy Jamolangue met with Dingdong Dantes and Kayjay Laysa of Yes!Pinoy yesterday. A Marine reservist, Mr Dantes has been sponsoring scholarships for the children of Philippine soldiers since 2009, and the thrust of his foundation is education. In response to the great need after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Mr Danted held a fundraising activity to rebuild the Estancia Central Elementary School in Iloilo. Lifeline Foundation is partnering with Yes!Pinoy in raising funds to equip the new school building with 3000 chairs, in time for the opening of classes in June 2014, as education is one of our core advocacies as well.
Our boat making program has begun! The first 5 boats are being built as we speak, and we have been interviewing candidate recipients for our micro finance initiative. Come join us at Lifeline’s Volunteer Meet-up on Sunday, January 26 to find out more.
We are hard at work on our rebuilding and revitalization program for Iloilo for 2014. But before we roll out the program, we need the following fresh, dynamic, out-of-the-box thinking volunteers
–teachers, mentors, tutors
–web developers/web workers
–writers, artists, photographers
–crafts experts for our Prison Cottage Industry Initiative
–doctors, nurses, dentists
–community and social workers
–all around ‘I’ll-do-anything-just-give-me-a-task’ people!
Are you who we’re looking for? Come to the Lifeline 2014 Volunteer Meet Up on Sunday, January 26th, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Bistro 5th cor. 26th Sts., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig at 4:30pm. Seating is spacious but not unlimited, and so we need your RSVPs. Call Betty at (02) 836 2514 or (0917) 580 4102 or Judy at (0908 ) 872 7635 to confirm.