relief, development, and advocacy agency World Vision in the Philippines
recently released its Year 2021 impact report highlighting milestones of
directly assisting thousands of children
and reaching millions of children through its various child-focused and
community-based programs and advocacies implemented in over 30 provinces across
World Vision National Director Rommel V.
Fuerte shared, “In seeking and bearing witness to God’s kingdom, the ministry
that we have built with all of our partners directly served more than 300,000
children by end of our fiscal year 2021. This is while the five national
policies on child well-being World Vision has influenced to benefit more than 32 million children in the
“God has been faithful to each and every one
of us for enabling us to do so much, despite the limitations and challenges in year
2021,” said Eduardo C. Jimenez , last year’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees
for World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. “We praise Him for giving
us the opportunity to work alongside thousands of partners and volunteers
across the country to make this happen.”
Jimenez added that in alignment with the
Philippine Development Plan and with the gracious support of donors, World Vision’s
Health and Nutrition Program helped nourish 209,182 children aged below 17
years old, while its Education Program helped over 116,926 children, aged 5 to
17 years old, improve their learning outcomes.
In 2021, World Vision also relaunched its brand new child sponsorship campaign Chosen™, which aims to empower children to decide on their own and choose their child sponsors. One of the early takers for this campaign is supportive celebrity ambassador Nikki Gil. “The fact that I got to where I am today is a series of moments of being chosen first and foremost by God,” shares Gil on her experience with Chosen initiative. “There are times in our lives where we have limited choices. For children to be given the chance to choose who will journey with them to a brighter future --- that’s such a big deal. Through Chosen™, you’re giving children the power to choose. How empowering is that!”
rough and challenging it has been due to the pandemic two years on, thousands
of children in the Visayas including Sogod, Tabogon, Compostela, Liloan, and
northern Cebu received learning and activity packs which include a small radio,
COVID-19 reading materials, a storybook, and a set of play cards and school
supplies to complement the government’s efforts to promote education despite
the massive lockdowns implemented last year.
is our prayer that like Jeremiah who started young as a prophet, we too
continue to heed God’s calling for us to be bearers of good news and doers of
good deeds in this world,” added Fuerte.
Vision’s 2021 Annual Report here: https://www.worldvision.org.ph/reports-and-researches/