One important part of the weekly tasks of our housemothers is the so-called market day. Together they set out for the public market of Panabo City to buy the food for the whole week for their respective family. As there is a general menu for the children´s village, all housemothers have got the...
“Clear the stage and welcome to our Search for Miss MARIPHIL 2017!” was shouted out to an excited audience on Saturday afternoon. The event was organized by the Philippine social work interns at the special request of our children. The evening before, the five teams were already designing their...
Since a few weeks our big kids are operating their own “business”: their garden! In their own part of the garden they are autonomously planting different kinds of vegetables such as eggplants and beans. After having brought in the harvest they are going sell the crops to the housemothers who can...
Formation of “Children´s Village Parliament” „Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” was the motto of a Leadership-Training for all children 15 and above last Saturday. Main purpose was to familiarize the participants with democratic values and to prepare the already existing Children´s Village...
Ayo! My name is Hanna, I am 18 years old and I am going to support the children’s village as a new volunteer especially in the Cream House for the coming six months. I am really looking forward to my time as an “Ate” (big sister) in MARIPHIL Children´s Village!
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.” - Pippi Longstocking
Since about two weeks, there is a place in MARIPHIL Children’s Village which is almost never standing still: the see-saw! Our playground project, which was financed through a German crowdfunding-platform and which has been planned for several months, is finally taking shape. Even though the...
Day by day around 8.000 falcata-trees are nourished and cherished by our gardener Larry in his tree nursery. Before the fast-growing trees will reach their full size of 10 to 25 meters they are sold to Philippine farmers. Furthermore, Larry is taking care of 1.200 bamboo-seedlings which are...
Last Saturday our kids competed with each other in a so-called “Educational Fair” in MARIPHIL Children´s Village. Our German and Filipino social work interns prepared a various program in order to playfully check and improve the knowledge of the children. Separated into five groups with mixed age...
Since the beginning of August there are four new volunteers from Germany in MARIPHIL Children´s Village. Maayong pag-abot - welcome!