About the local hosting organizationGIED in partnership with the Barangay Kawit local government is undertaking rebuild project in Kawit. In November 2013, Medillin experienced the big typhoon “Haiyan” and Barangay Kawit was among the area that experienced the worst destruction of properties, hundreds of lives and livelihood gone. Until this time the town is still suffering from the said catastrophe. The project hopes to open great opportunity for learning and understanding about disaster preparedness and mitigation activities of the local community and how they cope with life and move forward. The Local Government of Barangay Kawit, Medillin also aims to strengthen the basic social services as well as skills and livelihood services to the residents of the Barangay. Basic social services like health needs and well being of the local community, sports activities that will develop among the young people the interest and love of sports are among the priority development programs of the Barangay.
About the volunteer workIn coordination with the Barangay Head and Program Development Staff, the volunteer will also be task to assist in the health programs like medical missions, feeding programs and distribution of medical assistance, family health care and emergency rescue/mitigation programs, skills and livelihood program for women and fisherfolks. Volunteers may also have the chance to engage on the following activities: 1. Take part in the manual construction work of the village 2. Organization of disaster preparedness advocacy campaigns and activities to schools, etc. 3. Undertake environmental related activities like coastal clean-up, tree planting, advocacy, etc. 4. Interact with the local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities
Local accommodationLiving with a host family
About the project locationThe coastal barangay of Kawit, Medillin, Cebu is located in the Northern tip of Cebu Island. It is around 135 kilomters away from Cebu City with a population of about 50,000 people. The town of Medillin is known for its vast scenic sugar plantation, rich mangrove forest, natural white sandy beaches and their famous “Fantastic Island”. They offer various eco-tourism activities within the town. The beautiful nearby islands of Bantayan and Malapascua are also perfect diving destinations for diving enthusiasts. During leisure time, volunteers can choose to experience various eco-tourism adventure activities around the northern towns and islands of Cebu. The island is also rich with heritage sites like churches as well as natural mangrove parks and the world famous crystal blue clear sea waters and white sandy beaches.
RequirementsEuro 950 for the first 90 days. Additional Euro 300 per month from the second to fifth months LTV- 6 months Euro 1,800 12 months- Euro 2,800
Extra info about the projectBarangay Kawit local government prefer volunteers who have academic/work experience or keen interest on disaster preparedness/management related activities or in the medical/health field to assist them on the social service priorities of the barangay. The volunteer should be psychologically and physically prepared to immerse in field work activities and live with rural poor communities. Participants may bring their local food (Snacks/drink), educational supplies and art materials and used educational books if possible to be used and distributed to local children. They may bring sports equipment too to support the sports development program of the barangay.