Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation Inc. (BBBF) (PHL-33)


Type: Health, Education, Disadvantaged, Development, Community - Country: Philippines

Brief description and main aims

Betty Bantug- Benitez  was the inspiration for this Foundation. Her mind was  forever teeming with bright, benevolent and beautiful projects for the Filipino children and  she worked hard to fulfill these projects up until her final days in this world.
Inspired by her unwavering commitment to labor with love for the children of today and tomorrow, the foundation joins Betty in making her bright, benevolent and beautiful dreams a reality.
Two decades ago, this woman of commitment was honored with the creation of the Betty Bantug- Benitez Foundation (BBBF),  barely three months following her passing in June 1982. Bearing her full name, the foundation aimed to continue her work, reflecting her compassion and love, especially for children.

Main Activities

BBBF's main activities include:
  • Conducting and supporting arts program for children and excellence in education activities
  • Providing family health care
  • Livelihood Program
  • Actively support sports development and health programs like medical missions, feeding programs and distribution of medical equipment and medical assistance

Volunteer tasks

Volunteer's tasks include:

  • Assist teachers/staff in academic related activities share his/her experiences from the country where she/he came from
  • Assist the coordination of scholarships and health programs
  • Assist the staff/facilitators in the conduct of community related activities like capacity building programs and other non-formal education, etc

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • Be sociable and a team player
  • Have a bigger heart for the disadvantaged and less privileged people
  • Be flexible, open minded and able to adopt local life situations
  • Be independent and able to work with limited supervision
  • Be creative, innovative, adventurous and love fun
  • Be competent and have a sense of community
  • Have a commitment to service
  • Be able to organize sports, music, arts, etc. activities for the children and youth in public schools and communities
  • Commit to work fulltime while in the country

Location

Victorias City

Duration

This a short term project offered year round. 

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother) or in the organization's staff house. 

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