Philippine Missions

We are proud to partner with inspiring people who work across the humanitarian sector in Northern Samar, and other locations in the Philippines.

2021 Projects

Our missions are a success because of the great support we receive from

The Rotary Club of Catarman and the generosity of our partners, donors and benefactors.

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We are excited to announce the Happy Smiling Faces Project with the Onnink Family Trust and FNGH. The purpose is to provide dental care and education for those in need. Our first focus is on an orphanage in Northern Samar, Philippines. Young children and teens have already begun to receive fillings for cavities and cleanings.

 

The dentist, Dr. Ariel Carandang, takes the time to provide education and toothbrushes and toothpaste to help change behavior.


We look forward to sharing more stories about the Happy Smiling Faces Project! #fngh

"The teeth in our mouths are like jewels. A nice smile adds so much beauty to our faces. Good teeth are essential for good nutrition."

Mely Elementary School

(San Mateo)

We have been working in partnership with The Rotary Club of Catamaran to help the Mely Elementary School in San Mateo, Philippines.

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In addition to books, we helped furnish supplies, so students learned how to wash their hands correctly with soap and water. During these times, this is an especially important education task to help young children become aware and self-sufficient. Keeping children healthy in the mind and healthy in the body has always been part of our mission.

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Understanding the impact that poverty has on communities, FNGH supports the Home for Children and Adolescents (HCA).

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The Home for Children and Adolescents (HCA) - Lingap Center under the auspices of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) - Northern Samar presently houses 36 children who are either orphaned, abandoned or victims of physical abuse, rape, or incest.

Together with our partners we have helped install a potable water system at the center.

We have also provided various goodies, toys and housewares thru Balikbayan Boxes.
 

Click on the link to read the report on this project. 

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Heart 2 Heart

Global Grant #2125309

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Grant Objectives

Provide educational training for pregnant mothers through community health workers to reduce the incidence and prevention of children born with heart defects and other diseases. This includes the early detection and prevention of Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD), early diagnosis and treatment for many types of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is beyond the financial or educational means for the vulnerable/indigent populations in the world.

In the Philippines, heart disease is the leading cause of death in children. Without intervention, the prognosis of a child born with Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD) and CVD is low. Source:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26665231/

To have pediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeons provide life saving surgical procedures before the child's condition deteriorates resulting in death. Develop a program where mothers are able to receive free health screening, educational training about CVD and other preventable diseases.

We are presently developing our Global Grant Application

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Missions 2015- 2018

 

We have treated an incredible 282 medical patients in our 4 days of clinic at St. Scholastica's Hospital in Pambujan, Northern Samar, Philippines​.

We paid 2 dentists who treated 175 patients. Each dentist was paid an honorarium for their services.

450 students and 8 teachers were treated with fluoride varnish in 2 days at Cababoat School.

We provided over 2.300 meals for staff, school, and all those who attended clinic days.

We were able to provide much needed medications and supplies to St. Scholastica Hospital.

We have maintained our commitment to the people of Pambujan by sending balikbayan boxs to St. Scholastica and the Cababoat School.

Previous Northern Samar Missions were undertaken in 2018, 2015.

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