Saturday, January 12, 2013
Guam IRA President visits Kids International Ministries in the Philippines
To fulfill an outreach mission to promote literacy to a place of need, Guam Council IRA donated over 180+ books, slippers, stationary writing kits, and lunch to over 80 orphans at the K.I.M on December 26, 2012. Why Manila?, you may ask. Manila is home to more than 70,000 street kids. In addition, there is the growing concern for the 1.7 million children living in impoverished and crowded informal settlements springing up all across Metro Manila. Many of these children, rather than going to school, are taking to the streets to beg, work and play. Children come to the K.I.M. for a variety of reasons—some have been abused, others neglected or abandoned. To care for these children, the organization Kids International Ministries supports several children’s homes. To address the needs of kids and their families in the nearby impoverished settlements, KIM supports a variety of community ministries: Christian education, medical and dental care, livelihood development programs, recreation activities and evangelical outreach ministries. Thank you to John F. Kennedy High School Teacher, Alfredo Mendoza and the President’s cousin Charina Fernandez for accompanying on this mission. Below are the snap shots taken during the mission.