(Video: Handog Lingap 2017 Post-Event Coverage)
As of 2016, UNICEF has reported that 1 out of 7, or roughly 5.1 million Filipino children are living with disabilities.
And with the lack of understanding and resources available to them, these kids suffer from unmet health needs and societal stigma which ends up limiting their development and opportunities, making them feel isolated and misunderstood.
Every child brings something unique and special into the world. JCI Manila has long been celebrating this, recognizing the role each child plays in our nation’s future through its annual flagship and legacy project, Handog Lingap.
We will be inviting celebrities, dignitaries and other community leaders to grace the occasion. Media partners will also be invited to help us in spreading awareness to this cause.
Over 800 indigent children with special education needs and their teachers from Manila public schools under the Department of Education’s Special Education (SPED) Program.
Instead of treating them differently, we want to give these children an inclusive and compassionate environment, equipping them with important life skills that can improve their lives, giving them the chance and support they need to succeed. Disabilities are just a mismatch between one’s abilities and their environment.
We believe it takes a village to raise a child.
To celebrate a decade of bringing joy to the lives of our kids, we want to go bigger and deeper, reaching more beneficiaries and inspiring positive impact that lasts a lifetime.
We are looking for both individual and corporate support to make this event possible. All contributions, whether monetary or in kind, will go directly to the event for the kids – from their meals, to their gifts, transportation, and various activities.
Sponsor a Child
Supporters (individuals or groups) can sponsor a child for only Php 1,000 each. and will get a paracord survival bracelet and GCs worth PHP 500 for each child sponsored as a token of gratitude from the community.
The ProcessStep 1: Click on the "Back Project" Button.Step 2: Fill in your information.Step 3: Wait for and follow the Bank Deposit instructions sent to your email.Step 4: We will get in touch with your as soon as possible to confirm receipt of your contribution and coordinate how you'll get your token/s.
For bigger support, whether monetary or in kind (food & drinks, tokens, program prizes, etc., we also welcome corporate sponsors, to whom we can give the following benefits:
Step 1: Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or +63 927 858 3143.
Step 2: We will send you our formal sponsorship request letter and coordinate on our partnership.
JCI Manila is a non-profit organization, Asia's first and premier leadership development organization that empowers young people to create positive change.
It has produced the nation's most distinguished leaders in both business and government, which is why JCI Manila is fondly referred to as the "University of Leaders".
For 67 years, thousands of young men have joined the ranks and left to be great leaders. Young men such as Mr. Washington SyCip, Mr. Henry Sy, Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, Secretary Albert Del Rosario have all been a part of JCI Manila.
These great men, during their time in the JCI Manila, have imparted their knowledge and principles, forming the organization it is today.
Extend a helping hand & sponsor a child for Handog Lingap 2018!
Foster the capabilities of children with disabilities, and get the following tokens of gratitude from the community: