Author: Emmylou Hallig

School Break Snapshots

School Break Snapshots

15 October 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

The past two months went by quickly for the staff members of Tiwala Kids and Communities. The team took advantage of the school break period to connect meaningfully with the children and families. Although face-to-face classes were still restricted because of the lockdown, home visits and online activities were done to continue to minister to […]

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Scholars Spotlight: Persevering through the Pandemic

Scholars Spotlight: Persevering through the Pandemic

13 August 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

July 10 marked the end of the school year for students here in the Philippines. It was a challenging year academically. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, learning shifted from the face-to-face setting to a distance education format. Modules replaced physical interactions. Children had to stay at home and learn within the confines of their homes […]

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Broader Horizons

Broader Horizons

17 May 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

It’s an eventful period for all of us at Tiwala Kids & Communities. In a span of four months, the Lord opened up new places of outreach, Tiwala forged new partnerships, and reached new milestones. Here are the highlights of the previous months: New Outreaches and EndeavorsTiwala Kids & Communities is a small charity that […]

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Typhoon Response Report

Typhoon Response Report

4 March 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

In October and November 2020, the Bicol Region was hit by three consecutive typhoons. These calamities left extensive damage in the Bicol Region. The violent winds toppled electric posts and mobile phone towers. Rivers overflowed and low-lying areas got flooded. Volcanic mudflows from Mount Mayon buried at least 300 houses in the town of Guinobatan. The […]

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Peace in the Midst of a Super Typhoon

Peace in the Midst of a Super Typhoon

4 March 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

The winds were roaring and increasing in speed and ferocity in the early morning of November 1. Super Typhoon Goni, the strongest typhoon of 2020, was packing winds of 225km/h and with gusts of up to 315 km/h. The highest public storm signal (Signal 5) was raised in the Bicol Region and almost one million […]

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Opportunities Amidst Typhoons and a Pandemic

Opportunities Amidst Typhoons and a Pandemic

22 December 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

As if the COVID-19 pandemic was not difficult enough to cope with, the Bicol region was hit with three consecutive typhoons in three weeks last month. First, Typhoon Quinta brought so much rainfall that Legazpi recorded its worst flooding in fourteen years, and floodwaters crept inside our Tiwala office. Then Super Typhoon Rolly, the most […]

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Promoting Learning Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Promoting Learning Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 September 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the global economy but has also disrupted the education of nearly 1.6 billion learners all over the world. In the Philippines, public schools remain closed, which means that children have been at home for almost seven months. This equates to reduced opportunities for poor children to continue learning. […]

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Adapting to the New Normal

Adapting to the New Normal

30 July 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the many ways we conduct our daily activities. Almost every aspect of our lives has been affected: how we interact with others, how we work, and how we move around and travel. The pandemic may have limited the mobility of the Tiwala staff team to meet with our beneficiaries […]

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A Different Kind of Summer

A Different Kind of Summer

30 May 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

For many years the summer months of April and May were a busy season for Tiwala. We would take advantage of the school break to do summer camps, Vacation Bible School, outing for scholars, and retreats for moms and the staff team. We already had several groups of visitors scheduled for April and May to […]

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Life Under Lockdown

Life Under Lockdown

31 March 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

Millions around the world are in some sort of a lockdown because of COVID-19. In order to stop the further spread of the virus, people have been told to stay at home, establishments have been closed (except for essential businesses), schools have been cancelled, and people were asked to work from home.   The entire Luzon Island […]

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