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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, …

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Health

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 …

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Health

Free dental treatment for over 1,000 patients in Cebu

How bad is the dental hygiene in the Philippines? According to a Philippine survey, 8 out of 10 Filipinos have dental problems. In a population of 104 million, that’s about 83 million Filipinos both young and old who are suffering from dental issues. To make matters worse, at some point …

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Education

Child Minding Center Moving Up Ceremony

Do you know what’s fun? It’s when you see the people you are helping move up. It’s when you see their smiles and you feel their joy, even for the little things that they’ve achieved. And that’s why every year, we wait for graduations and moving up ceremonies. That’s one …

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Health

Medical Mission to Poor Families in Cebu

First of all, we are so happy that we now have a regular doctor who volunteers at the Community Center. People can now come into our center to be checked up if they feel anything unusual in their bodies. Secondly, we were delighted to welcome medical students from Matias H. …

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