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What’s Cooking in Manila?

April 25, 2019

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature reaches almost 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), […]

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Overcomers: Girls Learn Self-Reliance

April 2, 2019

(June 1, 2019) Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag. Here, they proudly […]

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MCH Kids Embark on Right of Passage

March 11, 2019

Remember your teen years? If you’re like most people, you worked really hard to figure out who you were and where you were headed – all while filled with teenage angst and confusion. Now add to that mix that you live in a children’s home because of abandonment, abuse, neglect or a tragedy that left […]

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Overcomer: “Greatest Week of My Life”

November 8, 2018

Vulnerable filipino kids are overcoming tragic childhoods with love, nutrition, education and mentoring. We’re adding another element – extracurricular activities – to help them learn competition, teamwork and fun. ER’s Walt Walkowski accompanied a team of volunteers from Ravenna Baptist Church who sponsored a sports camp near Manila. By Walt Walkowski, ER’s Global Impact Coordinator (May […]

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Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

June 13, 2018

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face this nightmarish situation and become hopeless […]

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A Life Changed by Love

September 15, 2017

Mackie Custodio leads Youth Mobilization, an ER partner in Makati City, a suburb of Manila. Below is his account of a transformed life that speaks to the power of investing in people with love and encouragement. Stephanie Dua was only 11 years old when she started coming to our Love Impact outreach. She was one of […]

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ER Welcomes Partners in South Africa

August 7, 2017

Extreme Response’s reach in South Africa is expanding, thanks to the addition of two new partners: Jabulani Africa (JAM) and MCM in South Africa. JAM is located in Llandudno, a suburb of Cape Town. Its mission is to train young leaders. It also welcomes short- and long-term volunteers and teams. To contact JAM, email to: info@jamafrica.co.za. MCM serves […]

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Sewing Sally Shares Her Infectious Joy

February 25, 2017

By Anne Benevidez, ER Asia Sally is one of the second batch of trainees of the Golden Hands Basic Sewing Class. She is among the faithful volunteer workers of Batang Matinik, one of ER Asia’s partner in the Philippines. The Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program is run by ER Asia in a effort to help women […]

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Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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Toto’s Redemption

February 10, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home Ten-year-old Toto* was angry when he showed up at the Manila Children’s Home (MCH) three years ago. So angry, in fact, that he fought with the other boys and even his own siblings. At one point, Toto got ahold of a knife and threatened another boy. Then, […]

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