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"Education Can Change Lives"

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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The ”Scholarship” Project - 2020

Covid-19 forced schools to close their doors and provide the courses merely online during the pandemic; leaving many students in despair without the means and resources to take the virtual lessons.

ECCL could not refuse the mother's desperate  request and provided this bright young man with the necessary tools and shouldered his tuition fees for this academic year.

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The ”Paper” Projects - 2020

The Philippines is under lockdown since March 15, 2020. To slow down the spread of the virus, children under the age of 21 are not allowed to attend lessons or even leave their homes.
Schools have tried to find ways to start the academic year in July, unfortunately in a vast number of communities families don't have the means to connect to the internet.

ECCL could not turn away from the request of Tabulac Elementary School in San Jose city and supplied the children with 1,524 reams of A4 70gsm paper in 4 batches from August to November; sufficient enough to make their offline studies possible for the whole school year.

Batch I.: August

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Batch III.: October

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Batch II.: September

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Batch IV.: November

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The ”Refill” Project - 2020

Due to the hardship caused by the pandemic, some of our beneficiaries from last year could not keep their sari sari stores and food-cart business afloat. 
ECCL helped them refill their inventory so they can restart their business and try to get back to "normal".

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The ”CT” Project - 2020

This strong little boy had a terrible accident and the parents did not have enough funds to cover all the hospital bills.

Our volunteers brought his case to ECCL's attention where we could not turn a blind eye and were happy to lend a hand.
We wish him a fast recovery!

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The ”Special Delivery” Project - 2020

ECCL is determined to help children from the very beginning of their lives.

We supported 36 pregnant girls who were victims of domestic violence or sexual assault / abuse and were left alone without family or partner, with no income and no savings.

What we did:

 - sponsor one medical check up before labor
 - provide a midwife to help during the delivery
 - supply clothing, medicine, diapers etc. for the baby
 - sponsor the first check up (NBS: Newborn Screening)

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The ”Lockdown” Projects - 2020

"No work, no pay" is the new slogan.
Many workers were sent home without salary or fired immediately after lock-down on March 15. Millions of people with no income and no savings struggle for survival, waiting for the government to provide the bare minimum; food and water.
I hope and pray that it'll be over soon and humanity will restart with less pride, gluttony, envy, greed, lust, sloth and wrath and more kindness, respect, empathy, compassion and love for nature and one another.

Project I.: Dasmarinas

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Project III.: Lipa

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Project II.: Sariaya

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Project IV.: Makati

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The ”Transplant” Project - 2020

The parents have been saving for their son's liver transplant for quite a while unfortunately there's not much time left. Desperately trying to find a way to raise the money, they are now selling T-shirts and ponies on- and offline.
ECCL was happy to lend a hand and bought 120 T-shirts, later donated to SOS Children's Villages, Lipa. We wish him and his parents all the best and hope he will recover soon.

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The ”Jade Home” Project - 2020

This year, we tied our annual volunteer project to this year's main project: the "Sick Leave" project. With the help of 20 volunteers we rebuilt a garden and repainted rooms and fences of two buildings at Jade Home for children with special needs.

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The ”Sick Leave” Project - 2020

The project is delayed because of the lockdown in Dasmarinas. Hopefully we can restart the project in June or as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

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The ”Volcano” Project - 2020

After it's eruption, more than a 100,000 people had to be evacuated from around the Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines. ECCL donated 70 mattresses, pillows, blankets, fans and food to make the lives of the children less stressful.

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The ”Little Patient” - 2019

Burning himself with boiling water, this little hero was treated at Aleosan District Hospital in Iloilo. ECCL could not refuse his heartfelt cry out for help on Facebook and shouldered his treatment expenses until full recovery. 

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The ”Typhoon” Project - 2019

After Typhoon "Ursula" on Christmas day, we helped victims restart their food-cart businesses in Boracay, Lipa and Iloilo by filling up their carts with merchandise.
Merry Christmas!

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The ”Santa” Project - 2019

We supported the Christmas party of the Philippine SOS Children Villages this year, to show our appreciation and gratitude for all the hard work they do to help less fortunate children in 8 villages around the Philippines.

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The ”Shelter” Project - 2019

After our project in February, we could not leave a family with 11 children and a grandmother living without safe "shelter", running water, a kitchen or a bathroom.

Thanks for the strong support of family and friends we could provide all this just before the rainy season started.

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The "Convenient Project" - 2019

We are committed to help children and their families break out of poverty. This March we built 14 Sari-Sari Stores (mini convenient stores), 15 food-carts and distributed 200 T-shirts in 3 cities (Lipa, Antipolo, Las Pinas) in the Philippines.

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The ”Flip-Flop Project” - 2018

At the end of the year, just before Christmas we distributed more than 600 slippers to children and adults in Santa Marcela village, Apayao province, northern Philippines. 

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The ”Clean Up Project” - 2018

In the beginning of 2018, we cleaned up a schoolyard full of rubble and built a small building for a library / computer room for the children in Antipolo. With the rest of the donations we distributed schoolbags full of stationary in Bataan in the Philippines.

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The "Garden Project" - 2017

In 2017, on two weekends in December, we refurbished a kindergarten's playground in Nissin city Japan. Swings, monkey bars, slides, climbers, the pool, outdoor toilets and storage were repainted and old tires were reused to set up a new tire-garden for the children.

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The "Gold-digger Project" - 2017

In 2017, we fixed roofs, walls, gates and fences in three schools, distributed stationary and clothes to more than 600 students and hand drilled wells in five of the poorest communities in Siem Reap province in Cambodia.

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Schoolyard Cleaning Project