Location: Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, and Leyte, Philippines
Beneficiaries:550 sponsored children and youths
Background: For many children and youth in the Philippines nowadays, this unexpected global pandemic crisis has been silently changing their psychological well-being. In family letters written by sponsored children, there have been direct and indirect expressions of fear, confusion, and worry that has been leading to anxiety and stress among many of the children. Pearl S. Buck Foundation Philippines staff have observed behavioral changes in some sponsored children in these trying times.