First group of proposals for the Adopt a Project Initiative

On Thursday 3rd of November 2011 the voluntary board of Werde met to discuss applications for the first group of proposals submitted to the Adopt a Project Initiative.

The board was  happy to witness the initial interest of the organizations in Negros Oriental towards this new initiative. The board received ten applications and seven proposals have been selected and are now posted on the website ready to be ‘adopted’.

We hope you will enjoy reading the variety of proposals and can find some, which you would be interested in partially or fully ‘adopting’. We are also happy to announce that one proposal: Aftercare Project with the Dumaguete Youth Home is already under way and we are preparing the plans for its implementation.

Werde planning meeting in Dumaguete


Werde meeting in Dumaguete, Philippines

On Thursday 22. October, Katja and Arnaldo of Werde met in Dumaguete with  Glenda J. Yee from the Public Attorney office in Dumaguete, Maria Theresa Quijano working for GIZ in Dumaguete, Dalisay Padayao from the Dumaguete center for girls ‘La Casa Esperanza’, Baby Jambora from the Dumaguete NGOs network ONCAN, Josette Navarro from the Department fo Health (in her personal capacity), and Joel Delmo, social worker from the City Social Welfare and Development office in Dumaguete (also in his personal capacity).

The aim of this informal meeting was to meet people involved in social services for children both from the City of Dumaguete as well as local NGOs and explain the idea of the “Adopt a Project” initiative which Werde would like to launch towards the end of the year.

The idea is simple: local NGOs and government agenices will be able to send to Werde requests for funding for activities or materials they need. We will review the requests and budget and post them on our website to attract the attention of a person or a group of friends who would be willing to fund it.

Werde web site will help to link the demand from local organisations with persons interested in supporting public and non-governamental organisations providing badly needed social services and assistance to children in need from the province of Negros Oriental.

The meeting went well and it was agreed that the next step is to establish a board for the project that will help us to review the proposals that we will be receiving.  We will keep you posted.