As a teacher, you can’t teach imagination. You just have to set the scene and hope for the best. Roots of Health teacher, Evetha was lucky enough to witness the spark that happens when children create their own worlds.
The Manila Hostage Crisis only highlighted the lack of accountability in government. And more than the eight hostages, it affects almost every one of the 98 million Filipinos who need the RH Bill passed.
Roots of Health (Ugat ng Kalusugan) has been featured in the August edition of Smile Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. The article, by Katherine Jack, is about the ‘Brain Gain’, Filipinos who are returning to their homeland to make a difference.
In Puerto Princesa, environmetal awareness is widespread. Nurturing the youth is not. Education Program Associate, Evetha Fem Gaton examines what Roots of Health is doing at Pulang Lupa to prepare the children for life.
Roots of Health turns one and Rhealyn Paliza describes her journey as a maternal health worker here in Palawan.
The Roots of Health educational sessions for children has been adapted to fit the needs of the children in Pulang Lupa.
Keefe Murren, a documentary filmmaker came to Palawan to film Roots of Health in action.
Sara Evangelista, Ami’s sister shares her personal experience being on the Roots of Health Advisory Committee.
Ugat ng Kalusugan has officially begun its Maternal Health Program in Puerto Princesa. Ami describes the first sessions with the mothers.
November has been a busy and important month for Roots of Health. Since my last blog update, we completed our needs assessment. In analyzing the data as well as our general observations from being in the communities, we have decided to begin our programs and service delivery in a community in Santa Lourdes called “Pulang Read more.