The Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. is pleased to update you with the recent victories achieved by the Foundation through the Almighty Father’s grace and blessings.
Private companies and businesses continue to support the foundation in various ways. One of these benevolent benefactors is the BreadTalk Group Limited, whose tag is “Eating is a Blessing”.
We extend our utmost appreciation to Ms. Elizabeth Tiu, BreadTalk owner for her goodness and generosity for the continuous product donations amounting to an estimated 1.8 million pesos.
Moreover, Pastor, the CJFI Residential Center here in Davao City has also become one of the recipients of the Garantisadong Pambata program under the Department of Health. The program comprises of a comprehensive and integrated package of services and communication on health, nutrition and environment for children available every day at various setting such as home, school, health facilities and communities, private sectors, civic groups and non-government organizations like CJFI.
The team led by Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, Chief Director and Dr. Marjorie Dureza-Culas, visited the center on April 8 and provided medical and dental services such as dental checkup, complete blood count, eye checkup, among others.
The activity ended successfully, Pastor, as all the children at our center benefited from these important medical and dental services. We thank the City Health Office of the Local Government of Davao for the health assistance extended to us.
Pastor, as part of our preparations for CJFI’s Community Based-Support Program (CBSP) in Region 8 Exit Conference and the upcoming CJFI TV Show, the team visited seven (7) Day Care Centers that we have built. These are the Fatima Day Care Center (Fatima, Tacloban City), Nula-tula Day Care Center (Lower Nula-tula, Tacloban City), Sabang Day Care Center (Sabang, Dulang Leyte), Cabuynan Day Care Center (Cabuynan, Tanauan Leyte), Bislig Day Care Center (Bislig, Tanauan Leyte), Poblacion Day Care Center (Poblacion, Tolosa, Leyte) and Danao Day Care Center (Danao, MacArthur, Leyte).
Our provision of Day Care Centers is a part of CJFI long-term recovery program in the region after the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda.
With the help of sponsors, donors and partners, CJFI provided the needed resources for the reconstruction of these day care centers that were damaged by the super typhoon, we have also provided them school supplies and subsidized the salary of Day Care teachers.
In region 8 Pastor, we have five (5) LGU partners: in Tacloban City, Dulag, Tanauan, Tolosa and MacArthur Leyte. Since 2014 that CJFI is present until today, we have catered a total of one thousand three hundred five 1, 305 children and a total of six hundred seventy-nine 679 children, who graduated from our Day Care Centers.
We are fortunate that we witnessed the Recognition Day of children in Area 1, Tacloban City including children from one of our Day Care Centers (Lower Nula-tula). One of our program beneficiary is Meshezabel A. Quisumbing or “BangBang”, she’s the first honor of her class and a gold medalist.
Our next stop Pastor during our visit was the Municipality of Tolosa. Tolosa is located at the south Tacloban City where coastal communities were badly affected by the storm surge during Typhoon Haiyan. We’re able to get in touch with the Mayor, Honorable Erwin Oscana. He expressed his gratitude for he knew that CJFI was one of the first NGOs that conducted emergency relief operations for the individuals, families and displaced persons affected in their locality. He also emphasized that one of the biggest assistance given to them was that CJFI rebuilt the Day Care Center.
Our target to reach greater masses of disadvantaged children Pastor on our operation is no longer a vision. It is now a reality.
The CJFI also continues with its computer literacy program, which had its first culmination in February of this year. Eighty-three (83) Alternative Learning Students (ALS) students from 7 LGUs completed the 9-day computer sessions.
After the success of this program implementation it was immediately followed by another one which culminated on April 12, 2017. Ninety-two (92) ALS students graduated from 17 LGUs. The 2nd program implementation includes 4 batches of students.
All in all, Pastor, we have a total of 180 graduates from this program. These graduates are all Out of School Youth whose lives have been changed for the better.
Ms. Mora Abarquez, Gender and Development Focal (GAD) on behalf of the City of Baybay also extended heartfelt thanks to CJFI.
Lastly, DELL International through Dell Philippines conducted several activities under their program “powering the Impossible”. As we all know, Pastor, Dell has been a good partner of the CJFI for a decade now. Recently they have conducted important learning activities in the different CJFI Residential Centers.
Having you as the driving force and number one inspiration of the foundation, we know that more blessings and accomplishments are in store for the CJFI in the coming days, months and years.