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WORKCAMPS IN PHILIPPINES


In 2016 Oikos organises international workcamps in Philippins in cooperation with the organization GIELD (GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR EXCHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT INC).
 



 


GENERAL INFORMATION
 

The projects are open to volunteers 18 years old and above from all over the world.

All the travel costs and the visa are carried by the volunteers.

The participation fee that includes the annual membership fee of Oikos is 130,00 euros and has to be paid, upon submission of application, through bank transfer addressed to the cultural association OIKOS on the cc 14042.46 - Code IBAN: IT 10 I01030 03215 000001404246 -  BIC SWIFT: PASCITM1R15 with the payment description "amount for workcamp ".

The workcamp fee (which includes room and board) depends on the project and it has to be paid to the project coordinator after the arrival.
 


 


 


For the description of the project, please, click the camp code:

CAMP CODE

PERIOD

LOCATION

TYPE OF PROJECT

GIED - 01 22/02-04/03 Sawang Calero, Cebu City Community RENO/KIDS
GIED - 02 10/03-19/03

Gilutungan, Cordova, Cebu Community

ENVI/KIDS
GIED - 03 01/04-12/04

San Remegio, Cebu City Community

RENO/KIDS
GIED - 04 18/04-29/04 Barili, Cebu City Community RENO/ENVI
GIED - 05 20/04-01/05

Kanlaon, Negros Oriental Community

RENO/KIDS
GIED - 06 11/05-25/05

Gilutungan, Cordova, Cebu Community

ENVI/KIDS
GIED - 07 02/06-13/06 Samboan, Cebu City Community ENVI/KIDS
GIED - 08 21/06-02/07

Panglao, Bohol. Community

ENVI/KIDS
GIED - 09 06/07-17/07 Sawang Calero, Cebu City Community RENO/KIDS
GIED - 10 11/07-22/07

Dauin, Negros Oriental Community

RENO/KIDS
GIED - 11 25/07-05/08 Argao, Cebu City Community RENO/ENVI/YOUTH
GIED - 12 10/08-21/08 Argao, Cebu City Community RENO/ENVI/YOUTH
GIED - 13 22/08-02/09

Bais City, Negros. Oriental Community

RENO/KIDS
GIED - 14 24/08-04/09

Valencia, Negros, Oriental Community

RENO/KIDS
GIED - 15 08/09-19/09 San Jose, Cebu City Community  RENO/KIDS
GIED - 16 25/09-06/10 

Kawit, Medellin, Cebu Community

RENO/KIDS

GIED - 17 15/12-26/12 Sirao, Cebu City Community

RENO/KIDS


 


 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

GIED - 01 Sawang Calero, Cebu, City Community 22/02-04/03
GIED - 09 Sawang Calero, Cebu, City Community 06/07-17/07
GIED - 15 San Jose, Cebu, City Community 08/09-19/09
GIED - 17 Sirao, Cebu, City Community 15/12-26/12

LOCATION: Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu, is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the “second city” of the Philippines, the second most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines after Metro Manila.
Cebu City is a significant cultural centre in the Philippines as the imprint of Spanish and Roman Catholic culture is evident as this is characterize through the city’s most famous landmark, Magellan’s Cross. This cross, now housed in a chapel, is reputed to have been planted by Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão Magalhães) when he arrived in the Philippines in 1521. It was encased in hollow tindalo wood in 1835 upon the order of the Augustinian Bishop Santos Gómez Marañon to prevent devotees from taking it home chip by chip as it believed to be miraculous. The same bishop restored the present template or kiosk, located at the present Magallanes Street between the City Hall and Colegio del Santo Niño.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. Since the Barangay is actively involved in Solid Waste Management program, the participants are also encouraged to join its activities like clean-up drive and livelihood skills program of their renewable wastes/recycling of materials to produce bags, ornaments, etc. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children, interaction with local young people are likewise encourage and develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the renovation work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME : The volunteers will be introduced to the Filipino and local culture. During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village, meet local government officials, etc. Ayala Mall, one of the highly developed malls in Cebu City is conveniently near the project. Volunteers could visit to enjoy shopping, eating and enjoying the facilities. They can also do historical and cultural visits or explore the neighbouring towns in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. They can likewise experience a local heritage tour to churches and museums in Cebu City.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a Barangay (Local Village) facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIED 02

Gilutungan, Cordova, Cebu Community

10/03-19/03
GIED 06

Gilutungan, Cordova, Cebu Community

11/05-25/05

LOCATION: The Municipality of Córdova is located in the 6th district of the Cebu Province in the Philippines. The mainland of Córdova lies on separate islands off the southern coast of Mactan Island. It is connected to the main island of Mactan over three bridges. The municipality has a total population of 55,000 (approximate in 2015). It is a coastal town with a land area of 789.6065 hectares. It has thirteen  barangays. Power supply is being provided by Mactan Electric Company (MECO) covering the entire mainland of Mactan, including Cordova. The island of Gilutungan, which is not reached by MECO is powered by a generator set while the power source in Gilutungan Elementary School is supplied by solar panels donated by a private entity. The Municipality is a residential, commercial and tourism area. Industries are generally not  allowed although small-scale industries like manufacturing and processing establishments may be allowed provided they are not cause of pollution or nuisance to the environment and the community. It is also rich in marine and natural resources. Its mangrove areas cover about two hundred areas and are primarily located in barangays Catarman, Buagsong, Day-as, Bangbang, San Miguel and Pilipog. It has three marine sanctuaries: Gilutungan Marine Sanctuary, Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary and Poblacion-Alegria Marine Sanctuary.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Since the Barangay is actively involved in Solid Waste Management program, the participants are also encouraged to join its activities like clean-up drive and recovery/recycling of materials. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: The volunteers will be introduced to the Filipino and local culture. During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and visit the town center. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and water sports like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming since Gilutungan is a small island that has a rich marine life sanctuary. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. They can also do a local heritage tour to churches and museums in Cebu City.

ACCOMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIED 03 San Remegio, Cebu, City Community 01/04-12/04

LOCATION: San Remigio is a third class Municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is 109 kilometers north of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,394. The municipality has 27 barangays. The Municipality of San Remigio was one of the most affected areas during the strongest and worst typhoon “Hayaan” ever experienced by the country in November 2013, having been located in the extreme part of northern Cebu. More than 5,000 households were greatly affected by the said typhoon which resulted to loss of homes, damaged infrastructures, agriculture fields and livelihood activities of the local people. Being a coastal town and prone to typhoon, the town has learned so much from the last natural calamity and has since then actively worked on the rehabilitation and recovery of lost properties and facilities as well as engaging on disaster preparedness exercises and risk reduction/mitigation programs to the local communities.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a community facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME : During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are ocean water activities like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming. San Remigio is famous for its pristine and natural white beaches and it also prides with beautiful marine life sanctuaries. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents.

ACCOMMODATION : The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIELD 04 Barili, Cebu, City Community

18/04-29/04

LOCATION: Barili is a second income class municipality in the province of Cebu Province, Philippines, partly urban. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 65,524 and it is one of the most populous Municipality in the Province of Cebu. The project site is in Minolos Elementary School in Barangay Minolos, located in the southwestern part of Barili and is seven kilometers away from the town center. This school accommodates not only school children coming from the Barangay but also those who came from neighboring barangays. Minolos Elementary School is a complete mono-grade school. The school has 14 classrooms with 18 classes to accommodate 46 pupils in each classroom. Science classes and industrial Arts/EPP classes are held inside the classrooms. The school has inadequate supply of Science equipments. HELE and PE equipments are not available. The insufficient supply of learning materials and equipments greatly affects the academic performance of the pupils.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and water sports like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250  Euros


GIELD 05

Kanlaon, Negros, Oriental Community

20/04-01/05

LOCATION: Canlaon, officially named as City of Canlaon, is a fourth class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 50,627 people.[3] Canlaon is located 168 kilometres (104 mi) north from the provincial capital Dumaguete. It is bordered on the east by Vallehermoso and on the south by Guihulngan. Canlaon is home to the one of the highest peak in the province, Kanlaon Volcano, which is 2,465 metres (8,087 ft) above sea level at its highest point. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and is part of the Negros Volcanic Belt. Also called “Cuernos de Negros” or Horns of Negros, it is dotted with pyroclastic cones and craters. The summit contains a broad elongated northern caldera with a crater lake.

WORK : The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service.  The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and explore their famous natural caves, Mt. Kanlaon and its many beautiful waterfalls and their must visit natural hot springs. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. They can also do a local heritage tour to churches and museums in the municipality and nearby towns.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIELD 07 Samboan, Cebu. City Community 02/06-13/06

LOCATION : Samboan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines, 150 kilometres south of Cebu City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 18,613. It has 15 barangays. Samboan is a small town on a hill with some barangays located along the coastline of Cebu Province. The Municipality of Samboan was one of the most affected areas during one of the strongest typhoon in Cebu in December 2014, having been located in the extreme part of southern Cebu. Many properties, agricultural farms and livelihood activities were damaged during the said typhoon. Being a coastal town and prone to typhoon, the town has learned so much from the last natural calamity and has since then actively worked on the rehabilitation and recovery of lost properties and facilities as well as engaging on disaster preparedness exercises and risk reduction/mitigation programs with the local government and communities.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a community facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and water sports like boating, snorkel and swimming. Samboan is becoming famous with very different attractive waterfalls and natural cold springs as well as caves. It also has white beaches and marine sanctuaries where volunteers could easily find and enjoy. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. The volunteers can go for a historical tour within the municipality.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a community facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250  Euros


GIELD 08 Panglao, Bohol, Community 21/06- 02/07

LOCATION: Panglao is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, 18 kilometres (11 mi) fromTagbilaran. It is one of two municipalities that make up Panglao Island, and its territory includes the three smaller islands of Balicasag, Gak-ang, and Pontod (or Pungtud, also known as Virgin Island). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,603. Panglao is known for its diving locations and tourist resorts. The name Panglao may have come from its former name Panglawod, meaning "to the open sea", or derived from the word panggaw, referring to a fishing implement used by locals. Bohol, known worldwide for the spiritually uplifting and unique Chocolate Hills, visitors can enjoy these amazing limestone humps scattered all across the center of the island. While Bohol has amazing biodiversity, all visitors to the island want to see the fascinating little Tarsiers. One of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsier is actually so small.

WORK: The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are ocean water activities like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming. Panglao, Bohol has a world class pristine and natural white beaches and it also prides with beautiful marine life sanctuaries. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIELD 10 Dauin, Negros, Oriental Community 11/07-22/07

LOCATION : Dauin is a fourth class municipality in the provinceof Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Bacong, on the south by Zamboanguita, and on the west a mountain range separates it from Santa Catalina. The municipality is a coastal town, the Bohol Sea forming its eastern border. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,239 people. An association of Japanese divers once named Apo Island of Dauin town one of the ten best dive sites in the world. The 72-hectare volcanic outcrop on Oriental Negros’ eastern horizon has placed Dauin in the world tourism map. It is an international favorite, attracting large numbers of scuba and snorkel enthusiasts to its magnificent underwater gardens and colorful marine life. While the island barangay is Dauin’s principal tourism lure, the town’s beaches are the locus of some of the most popular resorts in the province, from the upscale to the budget-friendly, all catering to the foreign market, all gazing at Apo Island. Occasional sorties to Dauin’s marine reserves can also be arranged. The town’s largely unspoiled hinterlands loll up into the Mt Talinis Geothermal Reserve, where fumarolic activity can be observed on Mag-Aso and the Malungcay Hot Springs.

WORK : The participants’ tasks include the development or renovation of the school facilities. The work includes repair of chairs, classrooms, repainting and other related activities for school renovation. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME : During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and water sports like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming. Being one of the top destinations in the world for scuba diving, volunteers will have the chance to also explore the most famous and rich and marine life sanctuaries of Dauin. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIELD 11 Argao, Cebu. City Community 25/07-05/08
GIELD 12 Argao, Cebu. City Community 10/08-21/08

LOCATION:  Argao is a first income class municipality in the province of Cebu Province, Philippines, partly urban. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 69,503. It has 45 barangays. The municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu Province, 68 kilometres (42 mi) from Cebu City. Argao is exactly mid-way between Cebu City and the southern tip of Cebu island at (Santander). The strong cultural and historical preservation of the town’s heritage sites makes Argao one of the most important stops for eco-tourism learning and appreciation. Argao generally enjoys tropical climate and is seldom visited by typhoons. Since it is a coastal town, most of the local people are engage in fishing and marine related livelihood activities. The town also has beautiful and natural white sandy beaches and very rich marine life sanctuary.

WORK : The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a community facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project

LEISURE TIME : During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and water sports like boating, snorkel and swimming. It also has white beaches and marine sanctuaries where volunteers could easily find and enjoy. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. The volunteers can go for a historical tour within the municipality.

ACCOMMODATION : The international participants will be accommodated at a community facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIED 14 Valencia, Negros, Oriental Community 24/08 - 04/09

LOCATION : Valencia is situated in the mountain area of Negros Oriental and enjoys mostly a cooler temperature compared to Dumaguete City. It is home to a geothermal plant that provides electric power in the town and Negros Oriental Province. It also has rich mineral and natural resources like hot and cold springs, waterfalls and thick natural forests.  The popular Forest Camp, is a favorite family weekend getaway with its cool climate and refreshing surroundings. The picnic and adventure site is always a welcome stop for every local and foreign tourists visiting Valencia town.

WORK : The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a school facility that needs renovation and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, open-minded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME: During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are nature walk and explore the beautiful natural hot and cold springs as well as mountain trekking at Mt. Talinis, the highest peak in Negros Oriental and among the mountains of “Cuernos de Negros” and towards the geothermal power and nearby waterfalls. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents. They can also do a local heritage tour to churches and museums in the municipality and nearby towns.

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


GIED 16 Kawit, Medellin, Cebu Community 25/09-06/10 

LOCATION : Barangay Kawit is located in the west coast and second largest barangay in the Municipality of Medellin. Kawit is a coastal barangay and most of the residents’ means of livelihood are fishing. Medillin is a second class municipality in the province of Cebu with a population of 50,047 people according to the 2010 census. It is approximately 120 kilometers north from Cebu City. It is comprised with 19 Barangays with Kawit as the biggest Barangay.

WORK : The participants’ tasks include the renovation of a classroom/facility inside the school that needs repainting and general beautification of the said area. The work includes cleaning and clearing the area, planting of trees, ornamental and herbal plants and general landscaping of the said area. Related activities like games and fun art activities with the children and interaction with local people are likewise encouraged to develop a strong sense of community service. The work requires about 4 to 6 hours of work or more a day. Morning time would be dedicated in the construction work while afternoon would focus on environment related and children’s activities. It is expected that manual work and other related voluntary activities would demand physical and psychological preparedness among volunteers. Therefore, they are encouraged to be patient, openminded, creative and flexible to adjust with the real condition and situation of the project.

LEISURE TIME : During leisure time, volunteers can go around the local village and the market. Other nature activities for the volunteers to enjoy are ocean water activities like boating, kayak, snorkel and swimming. Medillin has a famous island called “Fantastic island “ famous for its pristine and natural white beaches and beautiful marine life sanctuaries. Volunteers can also explore the neighbouring towns and municipalities in the province and get a feel of the life of the local residents

ACCOMMODATION: The international participants will be accommodated at a school facility in the project site. It is built of light materials with very basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags, pillows and or mats are needed. Food will be prepared by the local volunteers and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 Euros


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