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Vision, Goals, Objectives
Programs and Services
Advocacy Experiences
Capacities and Needs
Multimedia Materials Development and Production
Presence in Virtual Community
Networking and Collaboration
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US Peace Corps Philippines (USPC or PC/P)
Contact Person/s: Sonia Derenoncourt, Country Director
Address: 6/F PNB Financial Center, Diosdao Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City
Tel/Fax Number: 833 64 20 – 24 ext 100, 833 6425
Website/Email:

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwhmain.html

email:SDerenoncourt@ph.peacecorps.gov

Organization Type:
Other: US Government
Organization Function:

• Service delivery
• Training (including non-formal education)
Other: We provide technical assistance, provided by American Volunteers, to support development initiatives at the grassroots level.

Year Founded: October 1961
Founder/s:

U.S. President John F. Kennedy

Primary Purposes: To promote peace and friendship
Sources of Fund Support: Others: US Gov’t funds
Former names and Acronyms:  
Membership/ and Affiliations:  
Collaborating Partners/Area of Collaboration:

• USAID - Tudlo Mindanao_Programs
• Department of Education - Education sector
• Department of Social Welfare and Development - Children, Youth, and Family sector
• PNVSCA - local Volunteer agency, under NEDA
• LGUs - Environment/Coastal Resource Management

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VISION, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES:

• Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
• Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
• Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans


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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

Program Service Primary Participants
Education American PC Volunteers and Filipino counterparts
Environment/Coastal Resource mgmt American PC Volunteers and Filipino counterparts
Youth American PC Volunteers and Filipino counterparts

Area of Operation:

Nationwide


Physical Resources:

• Buildings/Offices
• Training rooms
• Vehicles
• Training equipment
• Still and video cameras
• Computers
• Cell phones
• Copier


Human Resources:

• Content experts (policy and law, education, health and nutrition, human development, other child-related areas)
• Advocacy experts
• Managers and supervisors
• Educators/Trainers
• IT specialists
• Field workers


Information Communication Resources:

• Library
• E-library
• Databases
• Linkages with other libraries abroad
• Internet connection
• Website


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ADVOCACY EXPERIENCES:

Implemented projects related to CRC

Strategy tools

Outcomes/Outputs

Our Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) Volunteers conducted the following projects related to CRC advocacy:

• Series of Child Sexual Abuse prevention workshops for their organizations (DSWD centers, LGUs, NGOs)

• Co-facilitated UN-CRC orientation for children, youth, teachers, barangay officials, and other community members

• Co-facilitate Adolescent reproductive Health & Sexuality Education symposiums in different High schools and Colleges • Conducted a feasibility study on the situation of CICL in Puerto Princesa City which in the process engaged various stakeholders in discussing how they can work together in protecting children’s rights especially their CICL population
• Partnered with Stairway Foundation and used their Animation toolkit

• Work closely with local staff and utilizes various advocacy tools such as multi-media, art forms, etc. in their advocacy work

• Partnered with youth volunteers in the community in their advocacy work

• Volunteer assist the organizations in training the children on various art forms (music, theater, dance, etc.) as a tool for advocacy.
• House parents in different centers have started to be open in discussing “difficult” issues.

• More involvement of the community, especially the parents in advocating, promoting and protecting the rights of the children

• The feasibility study helped facilitate a community consultation and a pledge of commitment of various sector in Puerto on supporting the CICL program. (The mayor promised to allot the initial money to build a CICL halfway facility and operation, barangay officials promised to strengthen their BCPC system, TESDA will increase their support in training CICL, etc.) • Provincial government of Sorsogon expressed strong interest in having a Teen Health Quarters (THQ)
Our Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) Volunteers conducted the following projects related to CRC advocacy: (Continuation)

• One Volunteer helped train young people in doing advocacy work on HIV/AIDS and teen health. She was also instrumental on advocating for the rights of the teenage children to have access on adolescent reproductive health services

• All Volunteers are assisting their host organization in strengthening their advocacy campaigns on children’s rights protection

• Participated in the Visayan Forums campaign against human and child trafficking.

• Children’ month celebration
   

Accomplishments :
Year
Description
Child rights promotion and advocacy in different levels of the community (school, barangay, Families, organizations, etc. Whole year round since the start of the CYF project (2003) Every Volunteer is responsible in assisting their organization in CRC advocacy. It is part of their job description. Every year we place 16-18 Volunteers in DSWD centers, child serving NGOs, and CSWD offices. They serve for two years.
volunteers in Palawan just recently helped the CSWD in conducting a feasibility study and participatory assessment that resulted in LGU’s plan of setting up a halfway facility for CICL and strengthening the implementation of diversion program. 2009  
Most of our Volunteers helped facilitate children’s month celebration every October    

Emerging Issues :

• Evaluation of local laws related to UN-CRC such as the R.A 9344
• Department of Education need to have a stronger program on teaching their staff and teachers about UN-CRC
• Executive Order 778 that calls for the “abolition” or transfer of the Council for the Welfare of Children/CWC’s duties and responsibilities to ECCD and DSWD. CWC is recognize almost all of the local laws on child protection, this EO will impact the implementation os such laws.


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CAPACITIES AND NEEDS :

Capacity for CRC work

YES! One of our main goal in our CYF project is child rights advocacy and networking. We have an average of 25 professional Volunteers (mostly social work or child protection related background) who work with more than 30 child serving organization in the area of children’s rights every year. We also have an average of 50-60 Education Volunteers a year who work in different public schools and universities who can help in training teachers on children’s rights

 
Strenghts
Weaknesses
An average of 120 Volunteers a year and their host organization are our main assets/strengths Funding advocacy work is a challenge, it is always dependent on our partner organization
We have access to a lot of schools and communities  
 
Issues/Concerns
Ways to Address Issues
   
 
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MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION:

Title/Year Produced
Subject Matter
Format
Intended Audience
CYF program orientation video CYF program wma Potential partner organizations

Materials Acccessible on website Website Links
 
 
 
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PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

Online Activities/Applications Used



 
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NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

Organizations Providing Complementary Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
Consuelo foundation Support their partner organizations Makati
UNICEF We connect the Volunteers for possible source of information and resources Makati
DSWD Main project partner QC
Stairway foundation We help them implement their CSAP workshops Mindoro
Visayan Forum We assist in their anti – trafficking campaign QC

Organizations Providing Similar Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
     

Other Organization currently working or worked with:

Organization Name Contact Person/s Contact Number
LUNDUYAN Foundation Irene-Fonacier Fellizar  
Children’s lab foundation Bing Bagguioro  
Virlanie Foundation Precy Mendoza  
Different network on CRC    

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