As the festive season approaches, Rise Above Foundation Cebu (RAFC) unveils “Radiant Hearts,” a Christmas Gift-Giving initiative to bring hope to the less fortunate in Cebu, Philippines. RAFC invites you to be the shining star, illuminating lives with warmth, generosity, and collective giving. This year, they aim to surprise 50 families with essential groceries and a cash donation, ensuring a heartwarming celebration for underprivileged families in the spirit of love and compassion.
Cheryl is one of the most inspiring and talented beneficiaries of the Rise Above Foundation Cebu
(RAFC). She was born with disability, yet her dreams are bigger this!
We are proud to announce that Cheryl graduated from her BA Psychology course at the University of Cebu on June 29, 2023. This culminates her streak of successful moves after bagging 4 medals (2 Golds, 1 silver, and 2 Bronze) of the recent 12th ASEAN ParaGames held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on June 3 – 9, 2023. You are indeed the epitome of grit, discipline, and faith.
A fire in the afternoon of March 14 in Barangay Sapangdaku in Cebu City, which burned 60 homes, forced 150 people to flee their homes. “Mr. Abegael Ladrazo, the eldest son of the present Brgy. Captain, shared— “On March 18, 2023, Rise Above Foundation Cebu personally visited the area to help the fire victims. They held a feeding program on-site, feeding hundreds of kids, the elderly, and other residents. To my surprise, 5 kilograms of rice was also distributed.”
Christmas is the children’s joy but there remains many children in the slums who do not experience a special celebration for this season. Yearly, we give poor families an extraordinary December to Remember through generous sponsors from across the globe. By donating, you can be the next Star to Light up a family’s home this Christmas!
Play is essential for the mental, physical, and emotional health of every child and this is the main reason why the Rise Above Community Center (RACC) is designed to ensure holistic development of all children. We are thankful to the Danish company ‘Medarbejdernes Honorarfond i Novo Gruppen’ for the sponsorship in building a new playground which we inaugurated on October 8, 2022 together with different sponsors who helped us build the RACC and its program