Monday, November 15, 2010

World of Hope Project, benefitting the malnourished children of Baguio City/Benguet

fellow members of Baguio City Association of San Diego Country Inc (BCASDCI),

If you remember a while back, we sent a box of School Supplies, Elementary School, preschool Books to the Sacred Heart Community based in Baguio City to benefit an
Internationally funded social project called: World of Hope.

Since I am currently in Baguio City, I visited the Sacred Heart Community,
located at their headquarters at Military Cut-Off Road (near Baguio Medical Center)
to find out more about this World of Hope project and how our one Balikbayan box of school supplies contribution impacted the World of Hope, Baguio project.

Here are facts that I gathered:

Q: What is the World of Hope, Baguio project?
A: The World of Hope Project, Baguio is a project sponsored by the World of Hope, an international social organization based in the United States whose aim is to help feed malnourished children worldwide. There are currently four World of Hope sites in the Philippines and Baguio happens to have a site being run by the Sacred Heart Community.

Initially, the goal of the project is to provide adequate nutrition to malnourished children but have recently re focused and expanded their priority to providing livelihood training, skills to children such as Reading, Literacy to enable them to attain / reach their educational dreams.

Q: How many children are currently benefiting from the World of Hope, Baguio project?
A: Currently there are:
- 45 elementary age children
- 15 High School teens
- 9 College level young adults
benefiting from the World of Hope, Baguio project. With the exception of four kids living in La Union, the rest of the children, teens are from 19 Barangays in Baguio City/ Benguet area.

Another Project that the Sacred Heart Community is planning to sponsor is to
provide Art Supplies, anything such as Toys, books to Pediatric Cancer Patients
at Baguio General Hospital. The Art supplies, books, toys will be used to divert the attention of Pediatric patients undergoing Chemotherapy because the procedure is excruciating and painful.

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