Feeling Crafty and Creative? Love to help Children and youth? Want to come to the Philippines?
We will travel to Cebu, Philippines to serve children and families in the Province of Borbon. We will learn how to create and design 30 adaptive design chairs.
Who we are?
The EN/ability Project is an outreach program spearheaded by founders of Dynamic Pediatric Therapy whose goal is to provide services to the underserved children of Cebu. They have informally started the outreach in March 2014. To date, they have served municipalities of Borbon and Balamban, Cebu.
The prefix, en, in the general sense, means “to cause (a person or thing) to be in” the place, condition, or state named by the stem. ENrich, ENgage, ENable. The prefix, EN was chosen as the aim of the project is to cause and to enable abilities in children and their families in order to enhance and enrich their lives. We aim to support and provide sustainable avenues in the forms of community awareness and education, partnerships with private and public stakeholders, as well as partnerships with foreign non-profit organizations and volunteers.
The vision of the project is: Through outreach programs providing early intervention services to children with developmental delays and who are at risk for developmental delays using a consultative and collaborative approach, children will achieve their full potential, parents will be empowered in the care of their children with developmental delays, and the community will have increased awareness of early intervention.Our goal also includes urging private and public stakeholders to form a volunteer task force to address opportunities for increasing awareness of and screening for developmental delay in kids.
What can I do? (Project Details)
You can come to the Philippines! You will assist in the creation of our goal of 30 adaptive chairs. The mission of the Adaptive Design Association (ADA) is to ensure that people with disabilities receive the custom adaptations they need to fulfill their developmental, social, academic, and vocational potential.
Apple Sepulveda, one of the founders of EN ability, took the training in NY and will lead the training of volunteers on the first day to learn and practice to make these helpful designs of chairs.
Where are we going and who are we helping? ( The lives we will Touch)
Philippines! Most specifically Cebu, named to be the Queen City of the South and famous for their white sand beaches and amazing dive spots. While in the Philippines we will visit the province of Borbon Cebu, where The En-ability Project has an ongoing outreach presence there. We have worked with over 300 children in this province who will benefit from the chairs and other adaptive design tools YOU will be making!
WE Need you!
We are accepting applications for volunteers to be awesome in making adaptive design chair. Each Volunteer will be responsible in fundraising $150. These funds cover food, lodging, travel within the Philippines from March 9 to 12, 2017.
We welcome you, your passion, your time and your talents. We too want to improve the quality of creative adaptive design for children in the Philippines. If you have the desire to do volunteer designing in Philippines, love the idea of a challenge, are super creative and love children – then you’ve come to the right place! Come and volunteer for The EN/Ability Project Philippines! We’d love to have you here working with us.
You should be awesome and passionate in:
-Love for helping others
-Open to new and different cultures
-Most important, loves to have fun!
We would be lucky to have anyone with engineering, building, design, project management background to be small group leaders in each project.
Introduce yourself to us! Click on Be a Volunteer and fill out our form!!!