Each year the Asia Society Asia 21 Fellows select and present the Asia Society Asia 21 Public Service Award to acknowledge projects and organizations which benefit underprivileged social and economic groups, communities, and the public in the Asia-Pacific region. Roots of Health was the 2011 recipient of this award. The Award consists of prize money and the active support of the Asia 21 Fellows class in providing Roots of Health with access to the Fellows’ network for program development.
Barclays Capital is a socially responsible organisation, actively involved in providing both financial and volunteering support to charities on a global basis. The firm believes in responsibility, initiative and partnership. Barclays Capital has been a repeat funder for our community programing since 2010.programming.
Created by the global advocacy organization, Women Deliver, Catapult is a digital hub driving donations to organizations working to improve the lives of girls and women because investing in girls and women strengthens families, communities and nations.
We have been working in communities in Puerto Princesa City since 2009 and have a Memorandum of Agreement with the City. We work closely with the City Health Office to ensure that our services are complementary to theirs. We meet regularly with our city counterparts and submit our client data to the city each month so that they can be included in the city’s monthly reports.
We have been endorsed by both the Puerto Princesa and Palawan offices of the Department of Education and have their full cooperation and backing in scheduling our classes in local high schools. Each year we teach thousands of students across Palawan about reproductive health, puberty, HIV and life planning. We also train teachers on how to address gender, reproductive health and puberty issues in a non-judgmental manner.
The Department of Health Region 4B, which covers Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan (MIMAROPA) recognizes the need for our work as Palawan has the worst reproductive health indicators in the region. As a result DOH Region 4B has is partnering with us to improve access to reproductive health services in the province.
Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. They mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. Their support allowed Roots of Health to maintain our services to our communities and expand our youth program.
Global Together is a Korean Non-Profit that has partnered with Roots of Health to improve maternal health in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. As partners they are funding reproductive health and community health advocate programs in six communities within the city.
Google Grants empowers nonprofit organizations, through in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google.com. As a member of the program, Roots of Health is not charged a transaction fee for donations made through Google Checkout. The grant has also allowed Roots of Health to advertise using Google platforms to reach a wider audience.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency is the Korean Government’s foreign development agency. KOICA has committed to improving the maternal health index in Palawan and is partnering with Roots of Health to improve maternal health in six of the most resource poor communities in Puerto Princesa City.
Since 2007, the Stars Foundation has identified strong, grassroots organizations responding to the needs of children and young people in their care. The Stars Impact Awards recognize and reward these outstanding local organizations improving the lives of children. In 2017 Roots of Health was selected as an award recipient for our work providing education to thousands of young people across Palawan. Through the support we are scaling up our youth program and improving access to education and services on the archipelago.