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A Volunteer’s Experience: Volunteering at the Family Care Center

This is an article contribution from Hannah, one of our volunteers at the Family Care Center. I had been looking for an organization in Cebu that I could volunteer my time in while I’m visiting for a few weeks. A quick Google search led me to the Rise Above Foundation …

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Finding Gold in the City’s Trash: Situation of Poor Families in Cebu Dumpsite

By Karla Evangelista, Intern Coordinator Inayawan Dumpsite is the largest dumpsite in Cebu. It may be hard to believe, but thousands of families actually live in the dumpsite. People here build their houses with scrap materials and some are on actual garbage. Some people also get their food from the …

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Visit to Sponsor Kids in South Cebu

To be honest, there is a big world out there and there is a bigger need to be solved. For Rise Above, we have been trying to reach out to the many families who need our help. And it’s not just in Cebu City, but as well as to those …

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Rotary Club of Cebu Sponsors Food for 500 Kids

“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” ― Charles de Lint We are always so grateful to have volunteers and people …

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Food Program for Poor Children in Cebu

In the Philippines, there are around 7 million children who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition. This is according to a survey taken by United for Healthier Kids last year, 2017. And the main reason for this is poverty. For this reason, we are so thankful to all the kindhearted …

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July Dental Mission with the Danish Team

After just one week after the dental team from the USA came, we did another round of dental mission. This time, with 11 dentists from Denmark. It was 2-weeks of non-stop work for the dental team. The first week, the dental mission was held at Camp 7 National High School …

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