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28 Oct 2018 description

MARAWI CITY, Oct 26 (PIA ICCC) — A continuing foreign support and livelihood assistance poured over to the displaced individuals affected by Marawi siege.

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely personally visited the displaced families residing in Sarimanok Transitional Site.

“One thing I really wanted to do before I go back Australia was to visit Marawi City,” shared Gorely.

The ambassador conducted a small talk with the IDPs residing in the tent city.

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.

17 May 2018 description

Community and Family Services International (CFSI) led the handover of the Marawi Schools Support Project (MSSP) at the Rorogagus Elementary School, Sugod Elementary School, and Abdulazis Elementary School. The MSSP is funded by Manulife Data Services, Inc. and implemented by CFSI to restore a conducive learning environment and promote access to basic education for twelve (12) of the re-opened schools in Marawi City, which cover at least 2,840 school-aged children and 83 teachers displaced by the Marawi Crisis that began in May 2017.

22 Nov 2017 description

21 November 2017, Zamboanga City — Community and Family Services International (CFSI) Sub-office Zamboanga Head of Office Norhassim Sinarimbo, together with Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, and Zamboanga City Department of Interior and Local Government Director Moh. Taha Arakama led the opening program of the 4-day Training on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for four Host Communities under the Support to Host Communities of the Zamboanga Recovery Project (ZRP). Ms.

03 Nov 2015 description

The return to their former livelihoods has always been one of the major milestones aspired by the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Zamboanga siege. For 21 IDP seaweed farmers, this aspiration became reality, as they were able to resume their seaweed planting activities thus taking a great leap towards the rebuilding of their lives.

04 Aug 2014 description

The CFSI Annual Report for 2013 gives a sketch of CFSI’s accomplishments and ongoing efforts in rebuilding lives in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. Throughout the succession of emergencies in 2013, CFSI carried out relief, early recovery, and reconstruction, as well as capacity strengthening with local partners and policy advocacy at the regional and global levels.

16 May 2014 description

CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines conducted special trainings for 241 caregivers from 12 municipalities hard hit by last November’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

The Community-Based Psychosocial Care and Support Training, held from April 22 to May 11, helped to strengthen participants’ knowledge, attitudes and skills in the provision of psychosocial care and support for typhoon survivors within their communities.

16 May 2014 description

By CFSI Director for Philippine Programme
Vladimir Hernandez

South Upi is a mountainous region in Central Mindanao in the Philippines that is home to a tribal group called Tedurays, who are rice and corn farmers. CFSI works with the Tedurays to increase their income by providing them with post-harvest facilities.

15 May 2014 description

Staff from CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project in Tacloban helped to strengthen and empower families at a “Training on Parent Education on Adolescent Health and Development” seminar held in Dulag in Leyte Province, in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines, on April 28, 2014.

15 Apr 2014 description

More than 1,300 children in some of the areas hardest hit by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) were able to put aside their worries for a time and smile and laugh at a series of clown shows held in three municipalities from April 8-10.

The shows, organized by CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project (PCP) team in Tacloban in conjunction with Plan international and Clowns Without Borders, entertained a total of 1,320 children and their parents and guardians in typhoon-affected barangays in Marabut, Basey and Tacloban with comedic stunts and skits.

15 Apr 2014 description

A year of preschool made possible by CFSI’s Basic Education Project has given Mindanao siblings Sokrie and Hanipa Cosain a new outlook on life and their parents new hope for their children’s future.

15 Apr 2014 description

CFSI’s Basic Education Project is giving nine-year-old Saira Adam the opportunity to attend school despite the economic hardships facing her family.

01 Apr 2014 description

Members of CFSI’s Child Rights Project in the Visayas distributed hundreds of toys sent from the US to children in typhoon-hit Guiuan.

A total of 310 toys, collected by the Girl Scouts of Green Oakes in Liberty, Illinois, were shipped to the Philippines and distributed to children attending CFSI Child-Friendly Spaces in Barangays Six, Seven, Barbo, Cogon, Pagnamitan, Sapao, Sulangan and Victory Island on March 3. An additional 38 educational toys were donated to local day care centers.

26 Feb 2014 description

By Fae Cheska Marie Esperas
Visayas Protection Project, CFSI Field Office Guiuan

It has been an ongoing struggle to improve the quality of life for residents in the municipality of Kananga in Western Leyte, which was hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November last year. But for 11-year-old Angelica Fuentes, every day brings with it a new reason to celebrate life and the simplest of joys.