Monthly Archives: October 2013

SWEP-Viet Nam helps make children’s lives happier

SWEP-Viet Nam helps make children’s lives happier

SWEP-Viet Nam’s Community-Based Social Worker Training Programme trained volunteers from the Happier Group – a dedicated band of people who conduct activities for parents and children at Children’s Hospital No. 1 in Ho Chi Minh City.

As a follow-up to …

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‘Escape from Alcatraz’ fundraising swim

‘Escape from Alcatraz’ fundraising swim

Braving strong currents, powerful tides and numbingly cold water, CFSI Board of Trustees member Peter Gibson and sons William and Nicholas took the plunge in an “Escape from Alcatraz” fundraising swim across San Francisco Bay in the US on October …

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PAI workshop strengthens families

PAI workshop strengthens families

CFSI’s Park Avenue Initiative (PAI) helped to socially and economically empower families from Pasay City in Metro Manila at a three-day workshop entitled “Family Reflection for Families of Concerns”, held from October 13-15 at Tierra De Oro Resort-Hotel in San …

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CFSI serves displaced children in Zamboanga

CFSI serves displaced children in Zamboanga

Roughly 80,000 people displaced by recent conflict remain in evacuation centers or with relatives throughout Zamboanga City in Mindanao, in the southern Philippines.

In difficult conditions – floods, incessant rain, deep mud, congestion and limited sanitation facilities – CFSI is …

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CFSI’s work highlighted on television talk show

CFSI’s work highlighted on television talk show

CFSI’s Director for External Relations Joseph Lumanog appeared on PTV’s live-to-air “Good Morning Boss” program on October 17, 2013, to talk about CFSI’s humanitarian work, particularly the ongoing relief efforts in Zamboanga City. Click on the video link …

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Rain adds new challenges to Zamboanga relief efforts

Rain adds new challenges to Zamboanga relief efforts

Incessant heavy rain throughout the past week has made life more difficult for the tens of thousands of people still seeking shelter in evacuation centers in Zamboanga City.

The conflict in September between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and …

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Hardship and hope at Zamboanga evacuation center

Hardship and hope at Zamboanga evacuation center

Adarna is a mythical bird in 18th century Filipino literature whose song is believed to restore health and whose droppings are believed to turn people into stones.  Across the Philippine cultural landscape, the Adarna bird is an icon used to

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