Solidarity Project to the Philippines
Support French Scouts in their solidarity project to help abandonned Philippan children.
Solidarity Project to the Philippines
Who are we ?
Culture time: Compagnon means a French Scout between 17 and 21 years old. Contrary to the previous years, the Compagnon doesn't have any Chief, only an Accompagnateur (in English, it would be called a companion, but a companion helping a Compagnon is quite confusing). So the Accompagnateur guide the Compagnon all the way long for his 3 last years as a young in the Scoutism movement. During those 3 years, the Compagnon has a main goal : to build and live a solidarity project on an international dimension. But is the Compagnon show solidarity, he's not a solitary person. He's surrounded by other Compagnons and together, they form a team going from 3 to 8 persons. And in ours, we are 5: Manon, Clémentine, Solène, Adèles et Louis, and you can get to know us better by wtching the video we've post above. Ours, it's May Dinn. And you, reading our words, you're kind of May Dinnian too now, because May Dinn means be ours in Irish. And to ask for your support, it's our way to invite you to follow our poject, our progression, but mainly to ask you to take part of the realisation of the project if you want to. To this is our way to invite you to go on adventure with us, except that this one can't be lived without you.
From July, 15tg, to August, 15th 2015.
Philippines, why ?
This project is for us like an outcome for all our Scoutism years. We'd like to live there an intercultural and intergenerational dimension, and develop there some human relationship, while providing our help. Indeed, Philippines, although being a very poor country, is one of the most welcoming and cheerful one in the world. This country seems to combine all that would permit us to live this experience in the wished dimensions.
And once we're there?
There, we are engaging ourselves with the association Kalipay, which works around abandoned children, abused, underfed, forced to work.. Indeed, nowadays, more than one million of child live in the street, left to themselves. So this association aim to bring as much joy and peace as they can to those children, where their needs are satified (food, home, clothes, hygiena..) Members of the association act like parents to them and help children to rebuilt themselves, especially via education which is one of the main values of Kalipay.The association own at this day two "houses" that host atound 85 children, including a school. They are educated until they are able to find a job and be inserted in an activ and autonomn life.
Our mission there would be to follow children by providing classes (maths, english, geography..), sport and even art (music, dance, drawing…) Morover, we would help the member of the association in their dailys tasks (cooking, cleaning..).
Allocation of funds
How much ?
But travelling to the Philippines is a very expensive ambition. We actually need around 9 000€, that is to say 9,666$ (8 610€ so 8,249$ exactly)
What to do ?
Travelling : 5 500€ (5,915$)
This is the most important part of our budget: we have to take the train to Paris, then the plane to Manille, then another plane to go to Bacolod City, at around 600km of Manille (4,000 miles). Their, we will need to move to visit around.
Hosting : 1000€ (1,076$)
Indeed, the association asks us 200€ (215$) per personn and per month.
Intendance : 380€ (408$)
We need, moreover the food, to buy some adequate equipment, for our daily life as much as for our activities with children.
Discovery of the country : 500€ (538$)
Even if we are there in the aim of helping, our trip include an intrecultural dimension, and we want to discover the more we can this totaly different culture than our.
Insurance : 160€ (172$)
International Solidarity Fund: 50€ (54$)
It's a subscription for the Scout Movement to support projects all year long.
provision for exeptional costs : 370€ (398$) I
nfirmary and vaccine : 300€ (322$)
Training cost 350€ : (376$)
Why do we need you ?
During this two previous year, we had done a lot of extra-jobs, that mean as much as jobs we could. We have been packing gifts during the Christmas hollidays, selling cakes, making garage sales, gardening.. But being scattered all over France this year because of our studies, finding jobs is harder. If we had been able to raise 2 000€, we still need 7 000€ more, and that's why we are asking for your support. And if we don't get to raise the money we need? If we can't get to go this year because we don't have enough money, don't worry : we will keep it safe so that we can go next year. This project really matter to us, so if we have to spent another year on it, we will sure do it.
And if we raise more than needed?
If we can earn more than required, then we will donate the est to the association Kalipay to help them taking care even better of their 85 childen.
Of course, we know people out there can't contribute to send us there. But don't worry, we still love you anyway, and we would be very happy if you could even just talk about us to other people you know. No matter what you will do to help, we thank you very much.