World Vision bids farewell to Iloilo and Aklan assisted communities
World Vision bade farewell to the assisted communities in Iloilo and Aklan during separate closing ceremonies last September 3 and 4, respectively.
After 20 years in the two provinces, World Vision's development projects are phasing out. During the ceremonies, the families, community partners and stakeholders from the government and private sectors reminisced their journey with World Vision and shared stories of transformation and success.
In the span of two decades, World Vision sponsored 6,368 children in Iloilo and 5,697 children in Aklan. But beyond the sponsorship program, the organization has reached to more thousands of children through its community projects in Education, Health and Nutrition, Livelihood and Disaster Preparedness.
The transitioned projects in the two provinces were supported by World Vision Canada and were achieved through the support of community-based organizations, Abante Aklan, Inc., and Rising Sun Association, Inc.
Though the project in Aklan ended, sponsorship and development programs in the province which are supported by sponsors from the Philippines will continue.
Our goals are to protect Filipino children, save their lives, reduce their suffering, protect their livelihoods and strengthen their community. Children are at the center of everything we do. They are the key to a bright future for these communities.