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Relief Assistance for Typhoon Victims

Year after year, typhoons have been bringing strong winds and rain to the Philippines, especially in the last few months of the year. In the month of November 2020 alone, it has been extra devastating as 4 typhoons – 2 of which are supertyphoons (“Rolly” and “Ulysses”) and among the strongest ones – made landfalls across the country for consecutive weeks and left …

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Hope in Hot Meals and Helping Hands

Food Sharing Program In March 2020, Dr. Vy Do reached out to us with the intention of sponsoring the Food Sharing Program, which Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Inc., with the help of friends and generous donors, regularly holds to help ease the hunger of children and families from slum areas around Cebu, Philippines. Due to the unexpected turn of events and …

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A Life Story of Hope and Determination: Amputee Student Success Story

A very happy graduate in Hospitality Management at Cebu Technical University in Moalboal, Junevieve Pales, tells us her story of hardship, challenges, and victory. She received sponsorship from Roskilde Rotary Club, Denmark, for her 4-year course. Her desire is to support her family and younger siblings so they also can get a good education and …

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Sharing Relief Food Packages to Families Affected by the Lockdown

“Deep within every crisis is an opportunity for something beautiful” -Kate McGahan In the midst of a pandemic, we still find ourselves blessed with people who choose to set aside their share of the struggle and reach out to those who are most in need. With more than 85,000 COVID-19 cases in the Philippines and …

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Construction and Renovation Project at Mambaling, Cebu

The Softchoice team from the USA, together with the Lenovo team from Canada through the Developing World Connection facilitators, worked on a 2-week long Construction and Renovation Project at the Nano Nagele Childcare and Learning Center in Mambaling, Cebu. The local organizers from Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Flemming and Gabriel, did an amazing job getting …

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All Smiles for the Toothbrushing Program in Gun-ob Elementary School

Rise Above welcomed the year 2020 with high hopes, implementing programs non-stop to address the needs of different communities in Cebu, Philippines. The first project held at the very beginning of the year, as part of the foundation’s Health and Hygiene Programs, is the teeth4life Program. On January 7, the year-long project was launched in …

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