Ministry In The Philippines
The Fishermen of Christ Learning Center at Ligao started nearly 20 years ago and provides kindergarten to college education for deaf children and young adults. About 80 deaf students attend this school. The school owns a jeepney, which is typical of the unique colourful buses that are used in the Philippines. It provides transport for students and school excursions. Students who live too far away from school to travel daily, stay in the dormitory and travel home at the weekend. The Mayon Volcano overlooks this school and has caused severe damage in the Bicol area over the years. Bad typhoons also occur in this part of the Philippines. Our main building was replaced and other buildings repaired after the volcano erupted and typhoons hit at the same time in 2006. Our building is now recognised as the Evacuation Centre for the area.
This school has a farm that produces vegetables, various fruits and rice each year. The papaya plantation is growing well. Most of the produce is used for self-sustainability. Any excess, such as with papaya and coconuts, is sold and profits go back into sustaining this initiative. The rice mill and piggery employ deaf people and any profits help support the school financially. This farm also provides an opportunity for older students to gain Vocational Training in farming and animal husbandry. Students can also complete a Computer Course, Dressmaking and other Vocational Training at our College and some have completed further studies and become teachers of the deaf themselves. Past students from the school have started deaf communities in this area where deaf people support each other at difficult times throughout their lives.
Sponsorship opportunities for children in Kenya, Myanmar, Philippines and Zambia
Sponsoring a child through the Deaf Action child sponsorship program is one way you can help make a difference. $40 per month will help us to provide education in sign language, literacy and numeracy as well as vocational skills that will allow deaf children to make a valuable contribution to the welfare of their families and communities. A child sponsorship will also help us to provide food and accommodation for children who live in remote areas and who would otherwise not be able to access such facilities.
$40 per month
By becoming a child sponsor, you become a vital link in educating deaf children in developing countries so that they can step out of a life of isolation and be a valuable member of their community. You are also helping us to evangelise deaf communities and establish deaf churches where some of these students may one day become leaders.
Child sponsorship is a tax-deductible Deaf Action project.
To sponsor a child, simply complete the form below. We will send you a card with a photo and some information about a child you can sponsor. You will also receive updates on your child’s progress during the year.”