Most people want to travel and see the world – Little Children of the World can make it possible to combine service with adventure by volunteering at our Philippine project in Dumaguete, Philippines.
The LCW/LCP programs allow you to invest a portion of your life in helping rescue children from the dire effects of poverty, neglect, or abuse.
LCP Current Situation
The following is a description of the Current Situation of LCP:
Twenty seven years after its founding, Little Children of the Philippines, Inc. (LCP) now serves a constituency of more than 5,000 low-income Filipino children, youth and parents, in 14 depressed communities/barangays of the province of Negros Oriental. During the past eleven years the number of barangays served has increased from eight to fourteen, and the number of sponsored preschools from three to seven. The enrollment in Sunday School has increased from approximately 300 to nearly 2000. More than 700 children, ranging from age five to twenty, who are victims of poverty and vulnerable to abuse are sponsored by friends of Little Children of the World.
LCP has grown also in the number of international volunteers who add considerably to the work force. They come from various nations including the USA, Philippines, Canada, England, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand. They use their training and experience to enhance the existing programs and sometimes even initiate new ones like the Lice Treatment Project and the Soup Kitchens. A number of Filipino professionals, especially physicians, provide service to LCP member families and LCP volunteers for no cost or at greatly reduced prices. The local Red Cross has been helpful in training LCP’s community paramedics. Peace Corps workers have also contributed time and resources through the years.
Thinking About Volunteering?
Please contact Margie Mangham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the LCW office at (770) 358–2771 and ask for Margie Mangham for any questions you may have. Here is the Volunteer Manual with all of our information about going to the Philippines.