SOS helps Gawad Kalinga

by on January 14, 2016

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Just a quick update on the latest SOS donations!  With a large number of shoes delivered to Siargao we decided to team up with a local foundation, Gawad Kalinga ( who already have a good network in place.  GK is a community development foundation which aims to end poverty in the Philippines.  Specifically in Siargao they have built a small community in the town of Del Carmen.

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The families involved in the GK project undergo an educational program covering topics like health, food, farming and the environment – teaching some great skills for sustaining a new community.  Once the program is complete the family are eligible for a GK house which is also built by fellow families in the community.

A message to SOS from the team leaders of GK:

A raffle was arranged in order to distribute the shoes fairly. Each member of the community had a number and once their number came up they could choose a pair of shoes – you can imagine the anticipation and excitement!

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Everyone in the community were very thankful of the donations and not only will the shoes be practical but receiving them definitely made everyone’s day!