Non-governmental Organization based in Philippines

Community and Family Services International (CFSI) is a humanitarian organization committed to peace and social development, with a particular interest in the psychosocial dimension. The purpose of CFSI is rebuilding lives. Based in the Philippines, CFSI works internationally, primarily but not exclusively in the Asia and Pacific Region.

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01 Oct 2018 description

A CELEBRATION of rebuilt lives and sustainable livelihood for the evacuees of the Marawi Siege was commemorated in the second Kawiyagan, Thursday, Marawi City Hall Grounds.

In the event, government groups and non-government organizations (NGOs) held a ceremonial turnover of livelihood support and grants to evacuees from different evacuation sites in Marawi City.

Some of the livelihood supports were seeds, fuels for the tractors, fishing and agricultural supplies, and sewing machines.

21 Jun 2018 description

Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines

A child beneficiary from Bito Elementary School expresses gratitude for the provision of chairs and tables, as well as the repair of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene facilities, that have contributed to the school’s more conducive learning environment. These activities were implemented by CFSI through the Marawi Schools Support Project (MSSP), funded by Manulife Data Services, Inc.

The project benefitted over 3,000 learners and teachers from 12 of the re-opened schools in Marawi City.

08 Jun 2018 description

Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines

Community and Family Services International (CFSI), through its Marawi Recovery Project (MRP), conducted the first Financial Management and Basic Bookkeeping Training for beneficiaries of the project in the Titanic Building, Provincial Capitol. The training included an Introduction to Islamic Finance and an Orientation on Individual and Family Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

25 May 2018 description

Introduction: Child Protection Minimum Standards and RA 10821 Training Manual

In 2007, the Philippines adopted the humanitarian cluster approach with the issuance of National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Circular No. 05, s. 2007 (Institutionalization of the Cluster Approach in the Philippine Disaster Management System). Among these thematic structures is the Protection Cluster led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

23 May 2018 description

Sixty-four children, displaced by the Marawi Conflict and residing in the Titanic Bldg., were gathered today for the mood-setting session of the Psychosocial Support Sessions for Children. This initiative is carried out under the Marawi Recovery Project (MRP), which is implemented by CFSI and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia in response to the needs of the affected population from the 2017 Marawi Conflict.

Community Organisers and Field Assistants of the MRP led the session by facilitating play therapy and story telling activities.