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World Vision

World Vision is an advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential. World Vision creates various efforts in addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. By increasing understanding of poverty and injustice, World Vision seeks to promote public involvement and government policies that help alleviate poverty.

World Vision sponsored children have now another option to pursue a higher education after National College of Science and Technology Institute of Industrial Research(NCST) and World Vision signed a memorandum of agreement that would help World Vision sponsored children pursue a diploma or certificate course.

The partnership between NCST and World Vision gives opportunities for high school students to continue their education in a study-now-pay-later scheme. Students enrolled in NCST will have the chance to work in different partner companies of NCST.

NCST President Emerson B. Atanacio and World Vision Public in Ministry Director Boris Joaquin said they hope to open doors for sponsored children to fulfill their dreams and be a blessing to the country and other children.

Under the said agreement, qualified World Vision scholars may avail of the Dual Training System (DST) program of NCST. Implemented by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), DST combines learning in school or training center and in a company.

The partnership between a school and a company ensures that the students are equipped with the right skills and attitude that the company requires. Students usually trained for three months in school and another nine months in the partner company.

NCST offers DTS on Manufacturing Technology and Production Technology.


Visit the article link at:

http://www.worldvision.org.ph/stories/NCST-world-vision-agree-to-help-more-students-to-land-employment


Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga, a Filipino term which means to “give care” started in the Philippines in1995 when a Christian youth camp was held in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City,one of the largest slum areas in Metro Manila. The seeds of hope were planted when GK began working closely with families of gang members and observed that a slum environment breeds a slum mentality. GK started to restoring the dignity of the poorest of the poor by beautifying their areas and building homes for them. The very first GK house was built for the Adduru family which began the transformation of a whole community. A few years later in 2003, GK was officially launched to the Filipino people as a holistic solution to poverty in the country. Former President Corazon Aquino declared that “GK is “People Power,” a trailblazing movement on the ground which restores the honor and dignity of the Filipino people.

Today, GK has evolved into a nation-building movement, that engages all sectors ofsociety from the government, academe, corporate, religious, NGOs, and private citizens, working together in “bayanihan” (Filipino term for working togetheror being heroes to one another) to build a slum-free, world-class Philippines, one community at a time.

Projects

Serving as the model for poverty eradication in developing countries, GK in the Philippines has built 2,000 GK communities in varying stages of maturity.

We actively implement on the ground GK’s holistic approach to poverty through the following GK programs namely: Community Infrastructures, Child Youth and Development, Health (Gawad Kalusugan), Food Sufficiency (Bayan-anihan), Community Building, Environment (Green Kalinga).

Partners

Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines works closely with all sectors of society to bring about development from the grassroots up. GK is non-partisan and non-exclusive, engaging all sectors of society to help their countrymen, 80% of whom live in poverty.

In a country composed of 7,100 islands with its share of historical wounds and division, GK serves as the unifying force that unites people from all walks of life to be heroes to one another especially the poorest of the poor. Harnessing the age-old Filipino trait of bayanihan (being heroes to one another), we provide the venue for the rich and the poorto work in solidarity to bring about positive transformation in the country.

We inspire our partners from the public and private sectors (corporations, religious organizations, NGOs) to share of their resources, time and talents to build beautiful and productive GK communities. The local government units provide the land while we mobilize our volunteers to build homes and implement programs with the resources provided by our generous partners. The universities and schools in the Philippines provide GK with the right knowledge and science to make our programs work efficiently.

GK beneficiaries learn to help themselves by giving their sweat equity and love as counterpart to the basic needs provided to them such as shelter, food and early childhood education.

Our heroic caretaker teams and GK workers work closely with the kapitbahayan (GK residents) in building empowered GK communities who then reach out to other poor communities in a beautiful culture of caring and sharing.

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