Washington, DC, March 22nd – Children at the Leganes Resource Center for the Deaf in Iloilo, Philippines receive extra special care thanks to Quota Members of Iloilo and donations from the Hand in Hand program.
Established in 1998 by members of Quota International of Iloilo, the Leganes Resource Center for the Deaf provides grade school curriculum for hearing impaired students and daily nutritional meals for severely malnourished children from the community.
Quota members in Iloilo and from around the world ensure that families of students attending the Resource Center do not have to pay for school fees, books, materials, uniforms, or enrichment experiences. Transportation is also provided for those who have no other way to get to the Resource Center. The Resource Center also offers nutritious meals to combat the effects of malnutrition that many students face. Daily meals are provided to students who would otherwise go home hungry.
“children with special needs will be able to maximize their potentials and be ready to face the future”
Quotarians in Pampanga believe that children with special needs will be able to maximize their potentials and be ready to face the future step to high school level with self-confidence and determination with donations from the Hand in Hand program.
Nearly 300 children from 7-13 years of age receive specialized education at the San Fernando Elementary School in Pampanga. The school has special teachers trained to work with children who are intellectually disabled (53 boys/74 girls), deaf or hearing impaired (40 boys/45 girls), autistic (51 boys/11 girls), and visually impaired (5 boys/10 girls).
The school eases the concern of families who face the dilemma of finding special schools that can educate their children providing support for special conditions and are not congested. While the San Fernanado Elementary School has deaf-mute students, it is not currently equipped with the basic tools for a conducive learning center and environment. With the help and support from big-hearted donors and donations to the Hand in Hand program, Quota members in Pampanga will ensure these students will receive the basic support that’s responsive to their special needs for better learning
Members of Quota International of Pampanga provide students with school supplies, library resources, celebration parties, treats, and multi-vitamins. For their new Recreational Center, a new kitchen counter, kitchen sink, tiled flooring, and window screening have already been installed and the restroom renovated. The Hand in Hand grant ($2,000 USD) will fund additional items needed: a 2-burner gas stove/range/small oven, pots and pans, kitchen tools and mixing bowls, prep utensils and kitchen gadgets, cutting boards, utensils for cooking, baking, and serving, and baking ingredients.
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Quotarians never stop helping children. Thank you for all you do.
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