Evangeline Lee Presents “Share A Child” Philippines Program at June 29 Meeting
Kiwanis member Evangeline Lee spoke to the club about her experiences providing aid to children in the Philippines. She is working through Share A Child Movement, Inc., which is located in Cebu City, Philippines. The organization has four core programs: Education, Child Protection and Children’s Rights Advocacy, Family Development and Livelihood Development. Evangeline explained that assistance is urgently needed for people who have very little income. New buildings have been built - the shortage of jobs and poor economy remains. She told poignant stories of difficult living conditions in the Philippines. Child labor is a problem, with little regulation. Only about half the children complete their schooling. Our Kiwanis club is contributing $250 per year to help fund education for two high school students. Evangeline has helped process the burdensome paperwork needed to send this contribution to the Philippines. To learn more, visit the Share A Child web site.