I have handled programs and partnered with different Charity Organizations before.   Particularly, programs that are directed towards youth development and education, and I have always wanted to know about WORLD VISION because from what I’ve heard, they have been effectively implementing some great programs for under-privileged children here in the Philippines.

Last January 26 (Thursday), I got my wish.  I was invited to a bloggers meet at the World Vision head office at #389 Quezon Avenue corner West 6th Street, Quezon City, Philippines – just a few blocks away from Delta.

I must say, World Vision has got some impressive background and project profiles – and based on their recent reports, they say that 89% of the total fund for operating expenses goes to program services while 8% was used for general expenses and 3% only for fund-raising activities.  This is a good percentage, because this means that majority of the  funds generated by World Vision are being effectively distributed to the programs and their beneficiaries.

More funding for the programs = more people (children in particular) helped = more lives changed.

Here is a quick profile of World Vision:

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

They actively promote quality education, good health, economic sustainability, respect for the rights and leadership development of every child under World Vision’s programs (Education, Child Protection & Participation, Health, Livelihood, People Empowerment and Relief & Rehabilitation).

One of their main program is called CHILD SPONSORSHIP.

Child Sponsorship is all about sharing God’s love and hope with a precious child.  It works by linking a sponsor (individual or a group) with a poor child/children along with their families.

It only takes P600 a month (or P7,200 annually) to make a difference in the life of one child.  Your regular contributions will be pooled together with other World Vision resources so the children, families and communities may enjoy the following benefits:

• access to education, good health and nutrition
• values formation
• child rights protection
• children’s participation in decision-making process
• skills and leadership training
• community development projects

World Vision is an accredited fund-raising institution that allows donors to avail of tax-deductable incentives in their donations.

  • DSWD Authority No: 2003-016
  • DSWD License No: SB-2004-1064 (as amended)
  • DSWD Registration No: SB-R 172-04 (02-09-01)
  • PCNC (Philippine Council for NGO Certification)
  • SEC Reg. No: AN095-02579

I hope that there will be a lot more organizations here in the Philippines that offers effective and concrete programs to help our under-privileged kids and their families like World Vision.

For more information about World Vision, log on to www.worldvision.org.ph

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