What It's Like to Work with Committed Funders

What It’s Like to Work with Committed Funders

We couldn’t do the work that we do without the support of individuals and organizations around the world that share the same values that we do. When funders make the effort to visit Palawan and talk with our staff and the people we serve, it means a lot to all of us.

Teaching Versus Preaching

Teaching Versus Preaching

“Teach abstinence”, said the rather quiet man in the back of the crowded classroom. “Teach abstinence and don’t even let students know about contraception – knowing will just encourage promiscuity!”

What a Child Needs

What a Child Needs

What does it take to really make a difference in a child’s life? The list is long, but one thing that the Roots of Health teachers have discovered is that personal attention and encouragement go a long, long way.

Is Sex Really That Bad?

Is Sex Really That Bad?

Ami tags along to watch a sexual health seminar at PSU and is shocked by some of the questions students asked. “Is sex really that bad?”

Risky Behavior

Risky Behavior

Brown University health researcher, Margeaux Berroth conducted a two-month intensive assessment of the health needs of the students of Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa. She found that many young people are having sex against the wishes of a church, family or other affiliated community, and that many are engaging in unprotected sex.

A Story to Tell

A Story to Tell

Shirene recounts the inspiring Storytelling Workshop with Gcina Mhlophe-Becker at Museo Pambata and how it has affected her in her work in Palawan as a ROH teacher.