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Vocational Education and Livelihood

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Vietnam

Location: Orphanage in Hanoi

Beneficiaries: More than 78 abandoned children affected by HIV

Background: Children over 16 years of age living in this orphanage do not attend school or a vocational program because they are affected by HIV. The vocational training typically offered requires direct contact with customers (such as styling hair, applying beauty/make up products) and therefore, not available. In addition, there is the belief that gainful employment would be difficult for the students because of their compromised health. After studying current realities, market needs, and the abilities of the students, a plan to establish a photocopy shop was deemed a viable vocational opportunity for them. It would provide training, teach business skills, and provide a path for employment that would change their lives by developing independence and providing a way to integrate into society.

Specific Objectives

  • Establish a photocopy shop and vocational training

  • Supply ample equipment and resources (computer, photocopier, stationary, supplies, rental, and advertising)

  • Secure internships so the students can work as trainees, learn the trade, and gain skills for employment

  • Provide career orientation for children under the age of 16-years old and living in the orphanage

  • Minimize the unemployment rate and dependence of the students after graduation from the orphanage

  • Promote the integration of the HIV-affected children in society

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Housing Project

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Philippines

Location: Pampanga, Philippines

Beneficiaries: 12 families – 6 sponsored children and their families, and 6 non-sponsored families

Background: Most of the families in Calapi Village in Pampanga live in sub-standard homes with little hope of ever being able to afford repairs to make their homes safe and secure. A typical house in the area is made from surplus wood and corrugated metal roofs which require frequent repair. These families are exposed to the elements and pests because of the condition of their houses.

Specific Objectives

  • Improve the living conditions of these families by repairing the roof and walls of their homes

  • Ensure the safety of the families during severe weather

  • Protect families from illnesses that may be caused by exposure to pests and the elements.

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Flood Relief Project

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Philippines

Location: Olongapo City, Philippines

Beneficiaries: 127 sponsored children and their families

Background: Massive flooding caused by tropical depression Josie that affected Olongopo City disrupted the lives and damaged the homes of sponsored children and their families in the region. Local officials declared Olongapo a “state of calamity”. Work and classes were suspended in the area. Water from waist to chest high affected most of the area and one house was completely submerged.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide hygiene kits for the sponsored children and their families who have been affected

  • Provide bedding for the sponsored children and their families who have been affected

  • Provide basic food items for the sponsored children and their families who have been affected

  • Provide house repairs for the sponsored children and their families who have been affected

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Dental Checkups and Treatments Project

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Vietnam

Location: Seven orphanages in Vietnam – Tay Dang Orphanage, Birla Orphanage, Center No.3, Center No. 2, Thuy An Orphanage, Dong Da Orphanage, Ha Nam Orphanage

Beneficiaries: 558 children who are residents of the orphanages

Background: Health care workers report that 90% of children living in Vietnamese orphanages have oral health problems.  Oral health is directly linked to general health and affects quality of life and physical appearance.

The seven orphanages that Pearl S. Buck Vietnam helps to support are unable to provide dental check-ups for the children who live there. Because of meager government funding, a dental checkup is considered a luxury.  As a result, the children who call the orphanages their home cannot experience adequate oral/dental health and do not know how to properly take care of their teeth to avoid future dental decay and infection.

Specific Objectives

  • To treat the children’s current dental problems

  • To teach the children about oral hygiene

  • To provide the children with toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • To improve the children’s smiles and confidence

  • To improve the children’s overall dental and oral health

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Bags for Life Livelihood Project

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Philippines

Location: Pabahy 2000 (Bulacan Resettlement Area), San Jose Del Monte, Philippines

Beneficiaries: 50 mothers sponsored by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation-Philippines

Background: The residents in this area were displaced from their former city after its demolition. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation-Philippines sponsors 150 of these displaced families in need.

“Bags for Life” is a livelihood skills training program on paper bag weaving with the objective of disseminating the knowledge and skills needed to produce purses, wastebaskets, and other useful items made from old newspapers which will then be sold at market for supplemental income.

Specific Objectives

  • To enable the mothers to earn supplemental income which they will use to help meet the basic needs of their families, especially the education of their children

  • To provide skills training for the 50 sponsored mothers

  • To transfer the skills among other mothers in the community

  • To encourage the neighborhood to recycle materials

Philippines Bag Weaving
Philippines Bag Weaving

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Living Condition Improvement Project

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Vietnam

Location: The Ha Nam Orphanage in Ha Nam Province and the Dong Da Friendship Orphanage in Hanoi

Beneficiaries: 102 children who are residents of the orphanages

Background: The summer in Vietnam is coming in a few months, bringing with it average temperatures of 102 to 108 degrees and frequent power outages. For the children living in two of the orphanages (which we help to support through our child sponsorship program) this means they are often left without relief. When the power goes out, they don’t have water to shower, electricity to study, or fans to make the heat bearable. In the past, even when the electricity worked, a lack of fans has meant that in the extreme heat some children suffered from dehydration, hyperthermia, heat stress, exhaustion, and fainting.

Some of the children in these orphanages are disabled, some have HIV … and all of them are disadvantaged. The administration and staff of the orphanage do all that they can to provide a safe, nurturing, and healthy home for the children but with extremely limited financial support from the government, their resources are often stretched thin.

This project would enable the purchase of two generators (which would provide back-up electricity when the power goes out) and 20 electric fans to provide relief from the extreme heat.

Specific Objectives

  • To provide the children with sufficient water and electricity for daily living when there are power outages

  • To provide cooler air during the summer months to help the children sleep better

  • To protect life and property from the consequences of frequent power disruptions

  • To improve children’s studies which are otherwise disrupted during power outages

  • To prevent health-related illnesses and conditions in the children such as heat stroke during the high temperatures

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