Our Projects

How JLC projects provide holistic community support in Wawa:

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Our track record – to date, JLC has:

  • Built a Community Learning Centre in the heart of Wawa to house our projects.
  • Implemented an Early Childhood Education programme to provide children with a safe place to play and learn – opportunities they do not otherwise have when they are roaming the streets whilst their parents work or are begging to support family income. The programme also teaches basic skills to enable children to progress to school and engages parents via a PTA and volunteering opportunties.children_room
  • Set up livelihood skills courses, run in partnership with TESDA (Technical and Skills Development Authority), to equip adults with skills they need to gain employment.
  • Facilitated the running of the Alternate Literacy Scheme (ALS), in partnership with the Department of Education in Wawa (watch a video clip of an ALS class on YouTube).
  • Established a JLC scholarship scheme to support ALS students to return to school.
  • Established counselling and mentoring workshops.
  • Implemented child protection workshops for children, parents and teachers.
  • Funded a nutritional feeding programme at Libis Elementary School in Wawa to improve educational performance and relieve the feeding burden on large families. (watch a video clip of the school vacation nutrition programme on YouTube). Nutrition_programme
  • Held community building and educational events for the street children in Wawa.
  • Facilitated an annual medical/dental mission, involving annual health checks carried out by volunteer trained professionals.
  • Stocked the resource centre with a library and creche facility, for the children of Wawa to access educational and recreational books and toys.
  • Sent donations of clothing and toiletries from the UK, to set families up with ‘starter packs’.
  • Responded to natural disasters by sending money and items for relief packs.Typhoon relief
  • Hosted fundraising events in the Philippines. These have included a Valentine’s Ball and music concert, which attracted corporate sponsorship and celebrity endorsements
  • Made successful grant applications to charitable trusts in the UK.
  • Established links with partner organisations in the Philippines, for example the local Baranguay (council), Damayan (like a Citizens Advice Bureau) Department for Social Welfare, local benefactors, and similar organisations for idea and advice sharing. JLC Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Registration no. A199912636).

We have already seen evidence of the impact that JLC projects are making to the lives of children and families in Wawa. However, we still need financial donations to continue and develop the support we are giving. Any funds you give will go a very long way in the Philippines.

New projects include:

Outreach work with hard-to-engage street children and families

To involve street children in projects to keep them safe and help them to learn.

Establishing music and art workshops

To teach skills and build confidence. We should also like to engage qualified therapists to use music and art to help children who have experienced trauma.

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