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ANNUAL REPORT 2012


EDITORIAL BOARD Filomena Portales Executive Director (as of January 2013)

Jun Godornes Public Engagement Associate Director

Marie Demafelis Office of Strategy Management Director

Joy Alvarez People and Culture Director

Genesis Jeff Lamigo Media and Communications Manager

Special thanks to the following: Aaron Aspi, Zuzee Sabarre-Acedera, Monalinda Cadiz, Percival Casem, Efren Damas, Karen Sioson-Damaso, Ferdz Decina, Joyce Ann Dumayag, Jon Carlo Fortich, Crislyn Felisilda, Melissa Canja-Fernandez, Nina Gavino, Kathleen Golamco, Shirley Kimmayong, Mikhaela de Leon, Madonna de Leon, Marisse Lego, Jay Lorenzana, Florence Joy Maluyo, Jay Mark Mijares, Leoniza Morales, Lovely Neri, Ralph Joseph Penaojas, Arceli Palolan, Melissa Rioveros, Michael Torres, Anthony Valenzuela, Nanilyn Yadao, and Maryann Zamora Art Direction and Layout: Juan Miguel Lago

World Vision Development Foundation Š 2012-2013


ANNUAL REPORT 2012


CONTENTS Message from the Chairperson

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Message from the Executive Director

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Where We Work

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World Vision in the Philippines

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Our Journey

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History Highlights

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Focus on Children’s Well-Being

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Engaging the Public

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Responding to Disasters

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Financials and Partners

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Our Vision and Prayer

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FROM THE CHAIRPERSON It is a blessed year for World Vision in the Philippines as the organization celebrates 55 years of serving the Filipino children living in the poorest areas, helping them to reach their dreams, for families to have a better life, and to make communities a suitable place to live.

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” — 2 Corinthians 9:11

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The history of the organization started in 1957 in a small community in the province of Guimaras in Western Visayas. We were merely donating textbooks and musical instruments for children. Since then, World Vision has grown to be one of the leading and biggest development and humanitarian organizations in the country serving more than 90,000 children in 33 provinces and 35 cities. Even before I became part of World Vision’s ministry in 2000, I have heard of its numerous achievements. But what makes the organization closer to my heart is the core of World Vision’s work, the unrelenting faith and passion of nearly 600 staff to serve Jesus Christ through His people. Working in a development and humanitarian organization is a daunting task. Staff spends more than 24 hours and more than 7 days a week to help people. They walk kilometers, cross rivers, climb hills and ride habalhabal (motorcycle) under the scorching heat of the sun or bad weather to visit the children and spend time with their families. They never seem to get tired. I learned later that World Vision staff believes that prayer is the heart of the ministry where they dedicate themselves to work for His


glory. It is to Him whom the staff lifts up everything that will happen the whole day. A compassionate and faithful heart at work never gets tired. In the early days of the organization, partnership was only with churches. Realizing that more hands can do more, World Vision opened its doors to collaborate with various sectors to advance the ministry of helping more children to be in school and communities to improve. We work with government agencies in advocating for laws that promote children’s rights. We partner with other non-governmental organizations to reach more communities. We engage schools to support our goal of advancing the importance of education. Lastly, we work with private companies in doing corporate social responsibilities. All these are opportunities that World Vision embraced to promote sustainable growth and social progress. We hope that our partnership with the different sectors will strengthen more and continue for a long time.

faced several challenges. We had two organizational restructuring and sponsorship is becoming more challenging as an after effect of unstable global economy. But we continue to learn from our mistakes. What we are today is a result of those lessons learned. We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, celebrity advocates, volunteers, corporates and partners who have stayed with us for years, who have been teaching us valuable lessons on how we can serve more communities fruitfully. As always, I am full of hope and looking forward this 2013 and the years to come for World Vision in the Philippines. I believe that Jesus Christ has new opportunities for us. It is truly a privilege to be part of His ministry.

Atty. Liwayway Vinzons-Chato

We are not a perfect organization. We humbly acknowledge that 55 years are not smooth years. We

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The year 2012 is a momentous year for World Vision in the Philippines, as we celebrated our 55th year of God’s faithfulness to us while we continue to serve thousands of Filipino children in poor communities. Together with our partners, donors, friends in the ministry and staff, we launched a campaign aptly themed, “Sharing the Joy of Hope” to declare our thanksgiving and gratitude for how the Lord has used us to touch many lives over the past years. World Vision is a result of prayer and is sustained by prayer. As thanksgiving for our 55th anniversary, we participated in the National Prayer Assembly held in Araneta Coliseum in November 2012. World Vision joined with our partners from various sectors of society — children, supporters, community partners, volunteers, civil servants, the church, and other influential movers and leaders — to pray for the organization’s work, for our nation and our fellow Filipinos; especially for the well-being of Filipino children. This National Prayer Assembly was a historical milestone as we were honored by the president, Benigno S. Aquino III.

“I thank my God every time I remember you... I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 1:3-6

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During the event, the President himself, affirmed our work:

“We are also celebrating an organization dedicated to giving others back their ability to hope. World Vision has given children a chance to realize their dreams, while also giving those with resources a chance to enrich their lives by helping others. “Your work has empowered many from different sectors to defeat the culture of negativity, and replace it with a culture of compassion. For that, I thank you and congratulate you.” Reflecting on his words, I realized how God has truly been our magnificent Provider.

grown, and the countless times it stumbled but was able to bravely stand again. Through those years, He never left our side. He gave us hope, lessons and challenges. Without Him, more than 90,000 children will not be in school today. Without Him, former sponsored children like the Philippine Coast Guard’s Cmdr. Armand Balilo, who used to sell rice cakes for his family to simply get by, would not be able to reach his dream. Efren Penaflorida would have never been a CNN Hero. The list goes on, and for that, we are truly grateful. We are witness, over the years, to the continuous work for the well-being of children. As of May 2013, World Vision sponsors 91,474 children. We are also partnering with government agencies in promoting children’s health and nutrition through our Child Health Now advocacy campaign and other health programs

I have been with World Vision for more than 30 years. I have seen how the organization has

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at the local level. Our FY2012 report records significant reduction in underweight children in World Vision areas, and many of the children under the age of five remain within normal weight. Parents are equally supported through our various interventions. We continually promote among parents and children the value of savings through the Community-managed Savings and Credit Association (CoMSCA), support cooperatives, and provide alternative income through Community Economic Ventures Inc. (CEV), and Food for Education with Agricultural Development and Sustainability (FORWARD). We were blessed to have worked with the civil society and government agencies for children’s protection. With financial support from the US Department of Labor, World Vision, along with other five organizations and the Philippine Department of Education, continue the fight to reduce hazardous child labor incidence in sugar cane plantations in 11 provinces (Batangas, Camarines Sur, Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental,

Negros Oriental, Cebu, Leyte, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Davao del Sur). We have strategically positioned ourselves to compliment the efforts of government to address child well-being in our communities. We signed partnership agreements with the Education secretary, Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC and the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in support of the government’s effort to strengthen child protection in schools and in communities. The agreement with then-Sec. Robredo was to ensure and strengthen the functionality of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC), and we are committed to carry out his desire to protect children in communities we serve. A tripartite agreement was


also signed with TESDA Sec. Joel Villanueva and the executives of Izusu Philippines and Japan to provide opportunities for life skills to out-ofschool youth.

partners, these ADPs are truly empowered to manage and run their programs on their own, with only limited support from World Vision. As Scripture says, “They increase as we decrease.�

The organization also responded to three major disasters caused by Typhoons Sendong (Washi) and Pablo (Bopha), and a strong southwest monsoon brought by Typhoon Haiku. World Vision assisted more than 50,000 affected families with the provision of relief goods and livelihood assistance.

World Vision recognizes the significant role of the church and interfaith groups like the Mindanao Interfaith Council in providing spiritual nurture and safety of children in our programs Thus, we continue to strengthen our partnership by providing financial and technical support for these groups.

We also bade goodbye to two of our Area Development Program (ADP) Partners this year: ADP Surigao in Surigao del Norte and J-Jireh ADP in Zamboanga City as they transitioned to self-sustainability. We are proud to say that through the dedication and ownership of our community

We also facilitated venues for interfaith dialogue to foster understanding, cooperation and collaboration, and contribute to the peace efforts in Mindanao. We were able to organize 11 interfaith groups in the country as a result. In line with our Country Strategy goal of childfocused transformation, WVDF continues to strengthen its organizational and community capacities in design, monitoring and evaluation


of programmes and projects. This is our way of ensuring accountability. Since we also aspire to be an organization of learning and innovation, we opened our doors as a center for learning to World Vision colleagues, government officials and other non-government agencies. Key learning areas include development, governance, financial management, fund raising and strategy development, among others. We also participated in pilot tests of new global initiatives for World Vision International. WVDF is also deeply grateful to our sponsors, donors and celebrity endorsers who continually believe in our ministry and generously share their blessings to contribute to the well-being of children. In 2012, we had a total of about 18,000 sponsors and donors. We have also partnered with over

400 private corporations and 100 celebrity sponsors. We engaged them to participate in lifeenriching experiences like our very first World Vision Fun Run, and the 12-Hour Famine, where high school and college students are made aware of the plight of the poor. We also provided more opportunities to advocate for and in behalf of children. It is our hope that as partners, we can be a powerful voice for change. These are just some of the highlights of our year. This annual report covers more of our achievements and challenges in 2012 as we continue to step up our interventions on child well-being, and fulfill our vision of fullness of life for children. This year also marks my last message to you as executive director of World Vision in the Philippines. I want to thank the World Vision Philippines board of trustees, the leadership team, the staff, people’s organizations, sponsors, donors, government officials, media practitioners, celebrities and volunteers for believing in the our cause.


I am mostly grateful for the joy of being an learning with the children, and the wisdo they have offered through their voices, their struggles and pains, laughter and simple faith. These memories will continue to fan the flame of passion in my heart to serve God’s special gift — the children. As I move on to a new season, I leave with you three decades of

accomplishments and blessings from the Lord. I am confident that with the start of a new leadership, World Vision in the Philippines will soar to new heights as they continue to love God and serve the people. To Him who is able to do more than we ask or imagine , we give thanks for what we have achieved and what we can still hope to achieve. Maraming Salamat.

Elnora B. Avarientos


Photo Credits: Andrew Goodwin, Ashley Jonathan Clements, Chris Huber, Esperanza Ampah, Jon Warren, Le Tiem Xuan, Michelle Siu, Namuun Tsegmid, Ratana Lay, Heilen Sanchez

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WHERE WE WORK North America

Europe

Asia and the Middle East

United States of America Canada Costa Rica Dominican Republic El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua

United Kingdom Albania Austria Bosnia & Herzegovina Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Kosovo Montenegro The Netherlands Romania Serbia Spain Switzerland

Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Cambodia China (PRC) Georgia Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Jordan North Korea South Korea Laos Lebanon

Oceania

Africa

Australia New Zealand Solomon Islands Vanuatu

Angola Burundi Chad Congo (Dem. Rep.) Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger

South America Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru

Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Palestine Papua New Guinea Philippines Russian Federation Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Uzbekistan Vietnam

Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

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Social Mobilization on Tuberculosis (SMT)

Caloocan City Las Piñas City

Tulong Aral Petron (TAP)

Makati City Malabon City NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Mandaluyong City

WORLD VISION Pag-Aaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan (ABK3)PRESENCE

WORLD VISION PRESENCE

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

Social Mobilization on Tuberculosis (SMT) Area Development Program (ADP)

Social Mobilization on Tuberculosis (SMT)

Tulong Aral Petron (TAP)

Child Health Now (CHN)

Makati City Malabon City

Pag-Aaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan (ABK3)

Child Health Now (CHN)

Malabon City

Mandaluyong City

Pag-Aaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan (ABK3)

Area Development Program (ADP)

Parañaque City Mandaluyong City Pasay City

Area Development Program (ADP)

City of Manila Marikina Navotas

Child Health Now (CHN)

Parañaque City Isabela Pasay City

Pateros

Parañaque City Quezon City

Pateros

Pasay City

Quezon City

Pangasinan Pangasinan

Taguig City Valenzuela City

Quezon Province

Pangasinan

Cavite

Metro Manila Batangas

Taguig City

Camarines Norte

Zambales

Cavite

Valenzuela City

Quezon Province

Camarines Sur

Camarines Norte Metro Manila

Batangas

Sorsogon

Quezon Province

Camarines Sur

Cavite Aklan

Camarines Norte

Batangas

Western Samar

Sorsogon

Capiz

Camarines Sur

Leyte

Iloilo

Negros Oriental

Palawan

Sorsogon

Southern Leyte

Cebu

Surigao del Norte

Aklan

Negros Occidental

Capiz

Misamis Oriental Misamis Occidental

Antique

Zamboanga del Norte

Agusan del Sur Bukidnon

Iloilo Zamboanga City

Compostela Valley

Cebu

South Cotabato

Cebu

Negros Oriental Palawan

Sarangani Negros Occidental

Negros Oriental

Butuan City

Butuan City

Surigao del Sur

Misamis Oriental

Surigao del Sur

Agusan del Sur

Agusan del Sur

Bukidnon

Zamboanga del Norte

Bukidnon Compostela Valley

Zamboanga del Norte Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City

Leyte

Southern Leyte Southern Leyte Surigao delSurigao Nortedel Norte

Bohol

Oriental MisamisMisamis Occidental

Leyte

Davao City Davao del Sur

General Santos City

Negros Occidental

Bohol Misamis Occidental

Western Samar

Surigao del Sur

Capiz

Antique

Western Samar

Butuan City

Aklan

Bohol

Palawan

Valenzuela City Pateros Quezon City

Metro Manila

Iloilo

Taguig City Pasig

Isabela

Zambales

Antique

City of Manila Marikina Navotas

Pasig

Pasig

Isabela

Zambales

Caloocan City City of Manila Marikina Las Piñas City Navotas Makati City

Caloocan City Las Piñas City

Tulong Aral Petron (TAP)

CompostelaDavao ValleyCity

Davao del Sur

South Cotabato Sarangani

South Cotabato

Davao City General Santos City Davao del Sur General Santos City

Sarangani

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WORLD VISION IN THE PHILIPPINES BOARD OF TRUSTEES

LEADERSHIP TEAM (As of December 2012)

Atty. Liwayway Vinzons-Chato Chairperson

Elnora Avarientos Executive Director

Mr. Glicerio S. Abad Vice-chairperson

Filomena Portales Public Engagement Director

Dr. Violeta V. Bautista Secretary

Mercy Catoera-Malcampo Operations Director

Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez Treasurer Members:

Ms. Remedios R. Baclea-an Ms. Kristin Karen L. Davila Atty. Alexander L. Lacson Bishop Deogracias S. Iniguez Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (ret.) Mr. David Huang Ex-Officio members:

Marie Demafelis Office of Strategy Management Director

Joy Alvarez People and Culture Director

Ma. Angela Aberin Finance, Administration & Systems Director

Kathleen Barrera Audit Director

Mr. Kevin John Jenkins Mr. Trihadi Saptoadi Ms. Elnora Avarientos Ms. Filomena Portales (effective January 2013)

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OUR JOURNEY World Vision ministry began in mid-1940 when founder Dr. Robert Willard “Bob” Pierce met a young orphaned girl named White Jade in China. Touched by White Jade’s story, Bob Pierce gave his five dollars to White Jade’s school principal and promised to send more each month to support the child. His simple act of kindness had soon become the start of World Vision’s Child Sponsorship. World Vision started in the Philippines in 1957 by providing assistance to Good Shepherd’s Fold Orphanage on Guimaras Island in the Visayas region. In 1960, World Vision established Mercyville Orphanage in South Cotabato, in the eastern part of Mindanao. During the Mindanao conflict in the 1970s, World Vision assisted children caught in the war and provided food and medicines. With assistance from the Christ the Only Way Movement and various churches, World

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Vision also assisted in providing resettlement and development projects. This marked the organization’s Humanitarian Emergency and Assistance program. In 1976, World Vision put up a new field office in Cebu to service the needs of poor families in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Over 100 families in 10 villages were assisted from development projects. In the 80s, World Vision shifted from the social welfare model to community-based development with focus on children’s needs in areas such as health, nutrition, education and livelihood for the parents. World Vision also piloted the Development Assisting Center (DAC), an innovative approach in enabling people in communities to manage their own


development in the context of Christian love and community concern. The first DAC was in Roxas City, Capiz in 1983. In 1987, World Vision closed down as a result of major restructuring and reorganization. However, assistance in communities continued with volunteer staff helping out in implementing programs and projects. When World Vision reopened in 1989, then Operations Director Elnora Avarientos became its first Filipino director. At the turn of the century, World Vision implemented a project on maternal and child health and nutrition through CHAMPS (Child Health and Maternal Protection for Sorsogon) funded by USAID. Likewise, in partnership with the Department of Health, World Vision implemented the Kusog Baga (Healthy Lungs) program and then the Social Mobilization on Tuberculosis Control, which was aimed at raising awareness on TB and helping TB patients recover from the curable disease.

Now on its 55th year, World Vision continues to respond to the needs and issues in promoting the well-being of children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Its advocacies include environmental protection, children’s rights and protection, reduction of child labor, children’s health and nutrition, peace-building, and good governance. World Vision partners with various sectors of society such as corporations, schools, churches, the media, government and the civil society to contribute to children’s wellbeing and the progressive fulfillment of their rights, recognizing children as agents of transformation and to nation-building.

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HISTORY H

1950’s Moved by the sufferings of orphaned children during the Korean war, American minister Rev. Bob Pierce founded World Vision. In 1957, Pierce visited the Philippines to introduce Child Sponsorship through the assistance of the orphanage Good Shepherd Fold in Guimaras, Iloilo.

1970’s Programs for the children’s welfare in the context of the family were implemented using the Family to Family Approach.

1980’s The shift from child care to the community development model began.

1960’s More orphanages were assisted in Davao, South Cotabato and Manila supporting almost 500 children at the end of the decade.

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Number of sponsored children and projects rose to a total of 253 projects and 63,000 children assisted in 1986.


HIGHLIGHTS

1990’s Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) started. The Area Development Programme (ADP) was introduced as the new strategic, child-focused and community-based development approach in enabling poor communities to be self-sustaining.

2000’s Public engagement and advocacy were strengthened through local child sponsorship and more partnerships to promote children’s values formation, education, health, protection, participation and disaster risk reduction in the communities.

2012 World Vision currently serves over 110,000 children through 49 ADPs in 29 provinces in the Philippines. In the next five years World Vision focuses on the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, as commitment and contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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FOCUS

ON

CHILDREN’S WELL-BEING

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We prioritize children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and empower them together with their families and communities to improve their well-being through World Vision’s programs and projects in 33 provinces and 35 cities nationwide. In 2011, World Vision identified Child-Focused Transformation as one of the major goals in its country strategy for FY2011-2015. World Vision is committed to increase the resilience of children who are most vulnerable due to malnutrition, violence, exploitation and disasters. We ensure that children reach their full potential through age-appropriate and context-sensitive spiritual nurture, life skills, quality education and livelihood programs for their families to meet their basic needs. T1: Perceived degree of change in children’s situation over the past 5 years 50 Non-Registered Families (%)

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40

40

39

Registered Families (%)

30 20

21 7

10 0

Much better off

Better off

10

No improvement

8

7

Worse off

3

3

Much worse off

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3 N/A

Source: WVDF National Consolidated Evaluation Report, 2012

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Two years after the development and implementation of its country strategy, reports have shown encouraging results. The 2012 evaluation survey conducted among 3,600 respondents from 20 Area Development Programs (ADPs) assisted by World Vision showed that children have improved level of well-being. Results showed 79% of the assisted families have seen a favorable change in their children’s situation over the past five years while it was 67% for families who were not directly assisted by World Vision. Some of the factors used in determining the levels of improvement in the situation of children and youth included child protection, safety, education, livelihood assistance and spiritual nurture. The survey

results have also shown that children have developed life skills such as making wise judgment, good management of emotions, and courage to communicate their ideas and visions. Children are educated Lack of education generally hinders a child’s development towards a better life in the future. In the Philippines, education plays an important role for a child to be drawn away from the cycle of poverty. It is a critical element that needs to be supported by different government agencies and private sectors and poverty-alleviation strategies.

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World Vision advocates for poor children to have access to free and quality public education. With this, we take measures to ensure that:

The Millennium Development Goal target is to ensure that by 2015, all children will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. The Philippines seeks 100% enrollment rate and 100% completion rate for the elementary level by 2015. To contribute to this national target, World Vision aims to increase completion rate by 2.25% and net enrolment rate by at least 1.75% annually in its covered areas.

™™ Primary education is compulsory and free for all; ™™ General, vocational and higher education is accessible for every child; and ™™ Drop-out rates in schools are reduced and increased school attendance.

T2: Comparison of Elem. Completion Rate and Net Enrolment Rate in WV areas

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2011

2012

Change

WV Annual Target

PHL Annual Target

Elementary completion rate

80.45%

84.45%

4%

2.25%

2.29%

Net enrolment rate

93.3%

98.9%

5.6%

1.75%

1.03%


In 2012, World Vision in the Philippines contributed to the increase in the elementary completion rate in assisted areas by 4% from 2011. There has also been an increase in the net enrolment rate among registered children by 5.6%. This means that World Vision-assisted children were able to access basic education. World Vision provides for educational materials and facilities, infrastructure support, assistance to youth taking Alternative Learning System, and training on responsible parenthood. Interventions at the national and local levels were implemented in partnership with the Department of Education, Local Government Units, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), private institutions and donors (National College of Science

and Technology, Lewis College, Petron Foundation, ING Bank), Parents-Teachers Associations and community-based organizations. Support from these agencies and organizations ranged from service delivery, funding and resources sharing, technical expertise and shared responsibility in monitoring key initiatives and activities. Children enjoy good health Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of death among children under five years old. World Vision supports the government’s effort to reduce malnutrition among children under five years old through targeted health and nutrition interventions. World Vision is committed to reduce prevalence of underweight children ages 0-59 months in its covered areas through interventions such as the Pinoy Nutrition Hub that seeks to rehabilitate malnourished children through local, affordable and available means and to improve parents’ and caregivers’ feeding, hygiene, caring and health-seeking behaviors

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T3: Prevalence of underweight children ages 0-5 years old in WV-assisted areas

Underweight children >5

2011

2012

Change

WV Annual Target

PHL Annual Target

10.14%

8.06%

2.08%

1% decrease

1% decrease

for their children. World Vision also provides training on MNCHN (Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition) such as the WHO-CGS (World Health Organization-Growth Standards), IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding), and CIMCI (Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses). These interventions led to reduction of underweight children in 24 World Vision target areas by 2.08% in 2012. More than 8,000 families were also trained on hygiene and sanitation. To ensure clean and accessible water for children, at least 218 water systems were installed nationwide. World Vision also advocates for the

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reduction of preventable deaths of children under five through the Child Health Now (CHN) project, which is a World Vision global campaign. During the Global Week of Action 2012 for the CHN campaign, World Vision mobilized 113,000 Filipinos including Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to raise hands to signify “Survive 5” calling everyone to play their part to end preventable deaths of children under age five. Children are protected, participating and cared for Poverty leaves many children susceptible to injustices and inequalities. World Vision works for children’s protection by engaging


government agencies at the local and national levels to uphold laws that promote children’s rights. World Vision-assisted programs have mechanisms for the protection of children. In 2012, World Vision responded to 31 child protection cases in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Intervention to reported cases ranged from advocacy, referrals, counseling to financial and legal assistance.. World Vision signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to strengthen the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) in World Vision-assisted program areas. In three World Vision program areas, child leaders are actively

engaged in the planning, implementation and advocacy on children’s rights. World Vision also strengthened its partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the ABK3 -LEAP project Implementation. The ABK3-LEAP project is an initiative to reduce child labor in sugarcane areas and aims to assist 52,000 child laborers (5-17 years old) in sugarcane plantations with educational assistance, youth employment, sustainable livelihoods for the families, and linkages to social protection initiatives. The ABK3LEAP project is implemented in partnership with ChildFund Philippines, Inc.; Educational Research & Development Assistance Foundation, Inc. (ERDA); the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI); the Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI); and the

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University of the Philippines Social Action and Research for Development Foundation, Inc. (UPSARDF). With funding from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), ABK3-LEAP assisted 10, 718 children in 2012 with educational support. Uplifting families’ livelihood World Vision enables families to provide for the basic needs of children including food, health and education. In 2012, 33 Area Development Programs (ADPs) implemented projects and interventions related to economic development and food security. In

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the evaluations done for 20 ADPs in FY12, the percentage of families able to provide basic needs (food, education, health and nutrition) increased from 69.6% to 81.1%. Family income improved by 40% from an average of PhP3, 605.35 (USD 86.67) to PhP4,923.75 (USD118.36). Families engaged in various economic interventions through the CommunityManaged Savings and Credit Association (CoMSCA), Food Education with Agricultural Development and Sustainability (FORWARD), strengthening cooperatives, and engaging families to Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI). Among the interventions mentioned, CoMSCA contributed to the families’ ability to meet short-term financial needs. The community-led savings initiative benefited


more than 20,000 families, where part of their savings have been lent among themselves to augment the family budget for education, food and shelter. These have also helped for school graduation and small business needs while others for hospitalization and emergency needs.

As we seek to facilitate transformation in the lives of children, families, communities, partners and donors, we also seek to transform our own lives to respond to God’s love as expressed through Jesus Christ.

World Vision also introduced to children the value of saving while they are young. The 334 COMSCA groups have been organized by children in 2012. Children experience the love of God and others World Vision’s focus on children reflects God’s desire for children to be loved, protected and cared for holistically. As a Christian organization, we support the integration of spiritual nurture in our community programs, placing equal importance to values formation and respect for other people’s faith. World Vision also promotes Local Capacities for Peace (LCP) that helps village leaders and members weigh the effects of conflict and how children can be agents for lasting peace.

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ENGAGING THE

PUBLIC

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With the 55th anniversary celebration theme “Sharing the Joy of Hope�, World Vision widened its reach to engage more like-minded individuals and valuable partners including the government, the civil society, churches, the business and donor community, the youth and the media to actively contribute to nation-building and to a growing community that cares for children. Through public awareness campaigns, over 20,000 Filipinos and a growing number of groups have continually supported the vision to focus on poor children’s well-being and uplift their families and communities. Lakbay Pag-asa World Vision gives loyal sponsors a chance to meet their sponsored children through the Lakbay Pag-asa. This year, World Vision, in partnership with Cebu Pacific, gave the loyal sponsors a chance to meet their sponsored children and their families in

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Eighteen loyal World Vision sponsors met with their sponsored children for the first time in a simple gathering. The children greeted their sponsors with flowers and inspiring letters of gratitude for assisting them in their education. The children also showed the sponsors the life in their communities. Visitors saw and experienced the difficulty a family has to go through to provide for their


basic needs. As one sponsor put it, “It serves as an eye opener for me. They experience life’s difficulties everyday yet they were able to be happy with whatever they had.” Running for the Children With the surge of the running lifestyle in Metro Manila, World Vision opened its door to the avid running community to “Run Towards Fullness of Life”, the organization’s first ever fun run for the benefit of children, held at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig last June 24, 2012. With an overwhelming response from partners, supporters, and friends, over 3,600 people signed up and dashed to BGC to support the run for the benefit of World Vision’s programs for children. 12-Hour Famine: Youth joining the fight against Hunger

It-Yourself (DIY) Famine, to help starving children in the country. In this youth-led advocacy event, more than 600 Famine registrants gathered on September 29, 2012 to voluntarily experience hunger for 12 hours while being entertained and inspired by celebrity advocates and other fun-filled, positive learning activities. Now on its third year, the 12-Hour Famine has been World Vision’ global campaign which consistently appealed to the youth even in other countries like US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and Korea among others. Child Health Now Every year, about two million children under five years old, including

The 12-Hour Famine engaged the youth to go hard against hunger by promoting awareness and creatively raising funds from among themselves through the Do-

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newborn babies, tragically die due to preventable illnesses. A staggering four million children or babies, around the world, would not reach and celebrate their first birthday because of malnutrition and poor health practices. To respond to the alarming deaths of children whose health are at risk, World Vision launched Child Health Now, a global campaign which advocates to end deaths of children under age five due to preventable diseases. More than 45 countries participated in its Global Week of Action, as World Vision called the attention of government

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leaders and public health stewards around the world to prioritize children’s health especially those aged under five. In the Philippines, World Vision engaged over 113,000 individuals, including the Philippine President during the National Prayer Assembly, who stood and raised their hands in solid support for the Child Health Now campaign. People’s Forum World Vision implements its child-focused development programs in partnership with community-based organizations (CBO) operating in 48 Area Development Programs (ADP). CBOs work alongside World Vision which provides technical guidance in their program/project implementations and organizational development. In August 2012, CBO leaders, staff, and community volunteers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao converged at the World Vision-organized Peoples’ Forum to share


their learning and experiences and exchange promising practices to affirm and strengthen the work in the communities. World Vision and its community partners chose four CBOs that have shown exemplary performance: (a) Northern Palawan Community Development Foundation for Leadership and Governance (b) Abante Aklan for Networking (c) South Cotabato Tri People Gentud Foundation, Inc for Membership Enhancement; and (d) Association for Improvement of Life in Cebu on Local Resource Generation. Engaging the Nation through Prayer More than 10,000 people joined World Vision at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City last November 9, 2012 to pray for the nation, as the culmination

of its 55th Anniversary celebration. The National Prayer Assembly, dubbed “Mahal ko ang Pilipinas”, is in partnership with K4Philippines led by Bishop Jonel Milan, D.D. It drew various leaders and sectors to humbly pray for the country’s most vulnerable and unreached groups, especially the children and the least of our communities. His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, in solidarity, graced the massive prayer event.

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“Today, we gather to strengthen that faith, and to pray for our collective hopes. More than that, however, we are also celebrating an organization dedicated to giving others back their ability to hope. World Vision has given children a chance to realize their dreams, while also giving those with resources a chance to enrich their lives by helping others,” the President said. Also present were Sen. Franklin Drilon, (Fmr.) Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento (Samar 1D), (Fmr.) Rep. Erin Tañada (Quezon 4D), Rep. Gabriel “Luigi” Quisumbing (Cebu 6D), Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas, Transportation and Communications Sec. Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya, Presidential Communications Operations Office Sec. Herminio Coloma, Jr., Presidential Communications Development and Strategic

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Office Sec. Ricky Carandang, World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) Board of Trustees chairperson Atty. Liwayway VinzonsChato; WVDF Board of Trustees member Chief Justice Reynato Puno (ret.), World Vision International-South Asia and Pacific regional leader Trihadi Saptoadi, WVI Global Field Operations partnership leader Dirk Booy and WVDF executive director Elnora Bailen-Avarientos, among others. .


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RESPONDING TO

DISASTERS

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The Philippines, which averages about 25 typhoons a year, is considered one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Disasters have placed a tremendous burden to affected families and communities, as they cope and survive from tragic catastrophes. In 2012, World Vision responded to three major celebrities which affected over a million families and damaged nearly Php40 billion (US$951 M) worth of agriculture and infrastructure. Typhoon Sendong Typhoon Sendong (International name: Washi) battered the southern part of the Philippines on December 16, 2011 when it poured 10 hours of torrential rain that triggered massive flash floods in many areas in Mindanao which rarely experienced tropical cyclones. Typhoon Sendong surprised many of

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the residents on that dreadful night when people were mostly asleep. Residents scurried for safety, bringing with them their families and little children as floodwater rapidly made its way through communities. The next day, thousands went missing, were injured or found dead, buried under inches thick of mud. Sendong was considered one of the deadliest typhoons that hit the Philippines in 2011 with over 125,000 families affected.

Habagat Although Typhoon Haikui did not make a devastating impact in the Philippines, its southerly wind flow enhanced


habagat (southwest monsoon) across many of the provinces in Luzon causing widespread rain that lasted for three days (August 6-8, 2012). As a result, most of Metro Manila was submerged up to 9 feet of floodwater. Some likened the result of the habagat to Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) in 2009 where 80% of Metro Manila literally became a water world. Cities in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces were declared under a state of calamity.

Typhoon Pablo Considered a super typhoon with winds up to 175mph (280m/h), Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) made landfall on the

first week of December 2012 and devastated the areas of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley in Mindanao. The storm caused widespread destruction in the agricultural and fishing villages and left thousands homeless.

World Vision immediately distributed relief packs to affected families at the onset of these disasters. People received food items such as rice, canned goods, water, and household and hygiene items such as mosquito nets, sleeping mats, cooking pots, and soap. Rehabilitation efforts soon followed by assisting communities whose homes were totally or partially damaged. Through the

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cash-for-work or food-for-work projects, affected families earned income by helping in the clean-up of the communities. World Vision also provided temporary shelter, construction materials and labor assistance to build permanent houses.

Some communities were provided with water purification sachets that helped families lessen the risk of contracting waterborne diseases as clean water sources have been limited because of the typhoon.

Disasters responded to by WV from December 2011 to December 2012 Disaster

Affected families/individuals

World Vision Beneficiaries

Typhoon Sendong (Washi)

125,256 families*

16,381 families 10,624 children

Habagat (SW Monsoon)

454,093 families**

14,034 families 24,000 children

Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

711,682 families***

21,554 families 9,744 children

TOTAL

51,969 families 44,368 children * NDRRMC report as of January 26, 2012 **NDRRMC report as of August 9, 2012 ***NDRRMC report as of December 25, 2012

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Children in Emergencies World Vision also responded to the psychosocial needs of affected children through Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) which helped them cope with the impact of the disaster. Activities included singing, dancing, artworks and puppet shows. Children also received school kits during the launch or culmination of the CFS activities. Trainings were also provided to teachers for them to be able to do similar sessions by themselves. Such activities also served as debriefing sessions for teachers who have been affected by the typhoons. Increasing Resiliency against Disasters World Vision’s approach to increase resiliency of families and communities includes mitigating measures, capacity

building and advocacy. World Vision equips staff to be prepared to respond to emergencies through its Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Response Team (HEART) trainings. To enable communities to be responsive ad prepared for disasters, workshops on disasters preparedness seminars on environmental protection, tree planting, gardening, clean-up drive and organizing village environment committee were conducted in assisted communities that are prone to disasters. World Vision also promotes the Child-Focused Disaster Risk Reduction (CFDRR) where children participate in the planning on disasterpreparedness and environmental protection.

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FINANCIALS AND PARTNERS

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2%

REVENUE SOURCES 61% International Private Cash Contributions

7% 12%

18% Local Private Cash Contributions 12% Government and Multilateral Grants 7% Corporate Donors 2% Other Income

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61% 18%


5%

OPERATING EXPENSES

7%

88%

12% 48%

14%

Program Services

7%

Management and General

5%

Local Fundraising

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECT COSTS

12%

14%

88%

48%

Education and Child Sponsorship

14%

Advocacy, Leadership Dev’t., Values Formation

14%

Economic Development

12%

Health

12%

Relief and Rehabilitation

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OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS 24/7 Customer Phils. & Optus 650 Valley Grill Abreeza Mall Davao ABS-CBN Budoy Program ABS-CBN Publishing Accenture ACG Human Capital Adenip, Inc. (Folded & Hung) Adolfo Suzara Foundation Inc Aegis People Support Airspeed International Corp. Alabang Town Center All Condition Gear Philippines All Premium Balloons Allegro Alpha City Suites Hotel Alphadent Alvil Gen Services American Express Anvil Rehab Aquabest Aquarius Multi-Agro Product Artefice Ateneo de Davao Ateneo School of Social Sciences Aviles Photography Ayala Malls Bank Mktg Assoc. of the Phils Bank of the Philippines Becca Music Inc

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Beyond Filipinas Big Elephants Creatives Blastasia, Inc. Boardwalk Bombo Radyo Boon Tong Kee Bounty Fresh Brand Action Inc Brand Equity Consulting Inc. Brenntag Ingredients Inc Brewed Concepts Inc Bugong Bureau of Jail Management & Penology Business Machines Corp Business World Candy Fair Cebu Holdings Cebuana Lhuillier Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers Charities Aid Foundation Chronotron Inc. (Unisilver Time) Citibank N.A. Coach and Kids Columbia Technologies Inc Concentrix Davao Convergys Philippines Services Corinthian Gardens Craftsmen Enterprise Creative Technologies Inc CSB Digital Image Corp.

Davines DB&B Philippines, Inc. Del Monte Demo Power Philippines Dream Aid Dream Satellite DYRU 92.9 EAS Group Asia Inc. East West Bank Eastern Telecom Phils. Inc. Electobox Asia Corporation Elymel Eatery Employers Confederation of the Phils EON Stakeholders Espartero Ink Co Espresso World Expressions Extreme Science Fairs and More Fastbites Festival Mall FEU-Beta Sigma Medicine Chapter First Union Plans Fluor Daniel’s Philippines, Inc. Foodparks by Raintree Fujitsu Ten Solutions Philippines, Inc. Garnier Philippines Gateway, Araneta General Electric Give2Asia GlaxoSmithKline Foundation


Global Link Globaltronics, Inc. Globe Telecom Golden Hands Goldilocks Bakeshop Golf distributors of the Philippines Goodfellas Production Grace Christian Church Green Meadows Greenbelt Guevarra Realty Inc Gymboree Music and Play Cebu Healthway Medical Corporation Henkel Asia Pacific Service Henkel Philippines, Inc HHC Novelty Enterprise Hizon Laboratories, Inc. Hobbes and Landes Hotel & Retsaurant Financial Officers HW-ANGS Inc IBM IMS Health Phils., Inc. Indu Inferentia ING Bank ING Foundation Ink All You Can Insular Alabang Insular Makati Intelligence Skin Care Inc Island Exhibit Link JDF Law/Patrick Mirandah Corp Jessie Mendez Saloon Johnson & Johnson Philippines, Inc. JP Morgan Chase & Co. Julie’s Bakeshop Kantar World Pannel Kepco Ilijan Corp Kepco Philippines Corp Kepco SPC Power Corp

Keppel Tower KERYGMA TV (Bo Sanchez) KGB Philippines KIA motors Ilocos Kindertech La Carmela Boracay La Ducut Events Labor Law summit LAJ Marketing, Inc. Lawson Manila LBC Express Inc LBC Foundation Learning Curve Lemon Square Leslie Corporation Levi Strauss Foundation Levi Strauss Philippines, Inc. Ligaya ng Panginoon Foundation Liwayway Marketing Corporation Lozatech, Ltd Maersk Magical Touchpoints Sol.Co. Mannasoft Technology Corp Manufacturing Technology Week Mapfre Insular Marriot Hotel Cebu Maynilad Water Services Inc. MD Pharma Media pool Megaworld Megaworld Foundation Inc. Micro Genesis Business System MJCJ Events Moneygram More & More International Trading Mr. Quickie Corp. My Phone Mysolid Technologies and Devices Corp Naomi Jewelry

National Bookstore Foundation Inc. Network 21 Network Mgmt Resource Corp New World Intl Devt Phils Nexus Technologies, Inc. Noble House Novartis Healthcare Philippines, Inc. NSG Phils Nuvali NYK FIL-JAPAN Shipping Corp OMF Literature Inc. Omnisource Intl Trading Corp Optica International Trading (SPRINTO) Otsuka Phils. Pharmaceutical Outcomm Palaya Corporation Pancake House, Inc PAPPI Parsons Brimckerhoff Pass It On Movement Patio Pacific Boracay Pavilion Mall Pediatrica, Inc. Perfetti Van Melles Petron Foundation Pfizer Foundation Phils, Inc. Pfizer Philippines, Inc. Philgear International Inc. (Sanuk) Philippine Academy of Opthalmology Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. Philippine Bible Society Philippine Bookfairs & Education Inc Philippine Christian Literature Inc Philippine College of Physicians Philippine Colorectal Society Philippine Franchise Association Philippine Institute of Supply Management Philippine Medical Association Philippine Real Estate Festival

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Philippine Society of General Surgeon Pinnacle Planet Water Foundation PMCM Power Multi Media Corporation PP Dev’t PTE Ltd. Premier Events Plus Group Primetrade Asia Priority Asia, Inc. Procter and Gamble Philippines, Inc. PS Bank QNET Quirks Marketing Philippines Ramon Aboitiz Foundation REBAP Renn Mill Center Inc. Res Toe Run REX Worldwide International Richmedia Network Corporation Riviera Robinsons Land Corporation Robinsons Land Marketing Team Robinsons Land Summit, Cybergate Robinsons Malls Robinsons Supermarket Corporation Rodriguez Eye Care Clinic Rotary Club ROX Primer Group RUCS Konsult SAGA Events Sakstel International Salt and Light Ventures Samsung Electronics Phils. Inc. San Gabriel Metal Concepts

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San Marino Lab. Corp. San Mateo National High School Save Money Trading, Inc. SCA Hygiene Products Corporation Seattle’s Best Security Bank SEIPI SEOP Asia Serekapty Inc Servier Philippines, Inc Shakey’s Shangri-La Boracay Sitel Philippines Sky Cable SM Supermalls Spike Lotus Clothing Apparel St. James Bazaar Star Fisher Asia Startek Int’l Limited Suarez & Sons, Inc Subic Nexus Technologies Sulit.com.ph Sun City Suites Sunday Lifestyle Avenue Supersale Surf Shop Inc Suriya Spa Sykes Synergia Team Asia Teriyaki Boy The Family Bookstore Themes and Motifs This is it Photography

Ticketworld Total Sta Rosa Tradecon Inc Tradepoints Trakstar Hydrolics Tricom Dynamics Inc Tupperware Brands Philippines, Inc. U! Happy Events UAP Manila Ultrasonic Broadcasting System Unique Pasta Inc. United Laboratories, Inc. United Laboratories, Inc. United Neon Advertising Inc. Universal Robina Corporation UP College of Law Vaxcen Vendome Insurance Brkrge Village Choice Walk on Water Events Waterfront Weddings and Beyond West Contact Services White Plains Wild Events William J. Shaw Foundation, Inc wi-tribe Telecoms, Inc. World of Feng Shui Worldbex Worldexco XTI Shell Munoz Yell Mediaworks Philippines Yellow Cab Yes Pinoy Foundation Yonzon Associates, Inc Yoshi Promotions Inc


OUR PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY LUZON Pangkaunlaran Development Association Patnubay Development Project, Inc. Samahan ng Ministeryong Pangkaunlaran sa Kanluran ng Palawan, Inc. Ligaya ng Buhay Community Development Foundation, Inc. Binhi ng Pag-asa Dev’t Foundation, Inc. Batong Sandigan Development Program, Inc. Green Valley Development Program, Inc.

VISAYAS Abante Aklan, Inc. Palanan-awon Pangkauswagan sang Antique, Inc. Rising Sun Association for Development Inc. Mabinuligon Parents Association, Inc. Federation of Omega Beneficiaries, Inc. Northwestern Leyte Development Parents Association, Inc. Association for Improvement of Life, Inc. Bohol Concerned Citizens Action for Progress, Inc. United Families for Transformational Development, Inc. Sustainable Opportunities for Genuine Optimistic Development, Inc. United People of South Cebu for Development , Inc. United Families of Northern Cebu for Genuine Development, Inc. Palanan-awon Pangkauswagan sang Antique, Inc. Mabinuligon Parents Association, Inc. United Families of Northern Cebu for Genuine Development, Inc.

MINDANAO Agape Human Development Foundation, Inc. Bangon Agusan del Sur Alang sa Kalambuan, Inc. Pangkalambuan, Inc. Surigao Norte People’s Initiative Development Association, Inc. Himaya Development Project, Inc. Kayahag Development Project, Inc. Makasaka Mo, Inc. South Cotabato Tri-People Gentud Foundation, Inc. Sarangani Community Development Foundation, Inc.

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Our vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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Annual Report 2012