How we are Making a Difference

Making a Mark through the Gift of Learning

Making a Mark through the Gift of Learning

31 March 2018 - Emmylou Hallig

Tiwala Kids & Communities believes that education is fundamental to a bright future. Many of our programs are geared towards instilling the love for learning among children in need, helping them improve their academic skills, and providing educational assistance. We find great joy in seeing children embrace and enjoy the value of education in their […]

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Heartfelt February

Heartfelt February

28 February 2018 - Emmylou Hallig

With February being the month devoted to hearts and love, Tiwala Kids & Communities has had multiple opportunities to put our heart in what we do and and show compassion to the children and families we work with. Here are a few ways in which we were able to connect to those to whom we […]

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Starting the New Year with a Blast

Starting the New Year with a Blast

31 January 2018 - Emmylou Hallig

What a way to start 2018!  If it wasn’t enough to witness the chorus of firecrackers and fireworks on New Year’s Eve, our local volcano, Mount Mayon, couldn’t stay out of the act.  On January 13 it began emitting abnormally large amounts of smoke and ash blanketing several towns east of the mountain. Since then Mayon has […]

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Celebrating Learning

Celebrating Learning

2 December 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

Tiwala has been blessed by God to be able to continue reaching out to more than 220 poor children in Legazpi City and providing educational services. We are doing this because we believe that this is a crucial step in combating the vicious cycle of poverty here. This last quarter of the year, we took […]

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Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

2 November 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

While teenage pregnancy rates across the world have declined in the past two decades, the Philippines still shows an increasing trend. In fact, a UN report states that the Philippines topped the regional list of Asian countries that continues to have the greatest number of teenage pregnancies. According to the report, one in ten young […]

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Sowing Seeds of Hope

Sowing Seeds of Hope

1 September 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

Tiwala Kids & Communities reaches out to more than 200 children in Legazpi City through our different educational and spiritual programs. Besides coming from poor families, many of these children are victims of neglect, abuse, and exploitation. Without any kind of positive intervention, they face a very bleak future. Here are several ways we are […]

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New Digital Tools for Tiwala Kids!

New Digital Tools for Tiwala Kids!

1 August 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

Our friends from The Patatas visited us in July and brought with them new gadgets and digital resources, including tools for a mobile classroom: a palm-sized projector, raspberry pi , bluetooth speaker, and five new tablets. They also partnered with Neeuro in Singapore and brought  five Neeuro Senzbands, a device that reads, records and decodes the thought […]

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Tiwala Sends 18 Scholars to School

Tiwala Sends 18 Scholars to School

13 June 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

Summer is over for Tiwala kids and it’s back-to-school time! Thanks to all our donors for helping provide for the educational needs of our 18 full scholars so that they can go to school and have a chance for a brighter future. The scholarships cover school fees and supplies, food, weekly tutorials taught by Tiwala […]

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Vacation Bible School with Visitors from California

Vacation Bible School with Visitors from California

23 May 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

Friends from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California visited Tiwala and assisted in Vacation Bible School (VBS) classes. More than 250 children from eight villages in Legazpi participated in the VBS. With the theme, “God’s Galaxy”, the kids had opportunities to play, sing, dance, make crafts, and get to know God’s awesome power, plan, and love for them. Of course […]

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Tiwala Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tiwala Celebrates 10th Anniversary

22 May 2017 - Emmylou Hallig

On April 3 Tiwala Kids & Communities celebrated its tenth anniversary! This was a big milestone considering that Tiwala is only a small charity with limited funds and manpower. It is indeed a testimony of God’s amazing work that we were not only able to operate for the past ten years but also expanded our work from […]

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