Category: Archived News

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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Acts of Love

Acts of Love

28 February 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

With COVID-19 threatening to become a worldwide pandemic, February has not been an easy month to cope with. Thankfully there are no confirmed cases yet here in the Bicol Region, and fear and panic have not yet gripped the hearts of the people here. For us at Tiwala Kids and Communities, even in the midst of uncertainties, […]

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Highlights and Hopes

Highlights and Hopes

29 January 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

The year 2019 has been a good year for Tiwala Kids & Communities. We are grateful for the many opportunities we were given to build strong foundations in the lives of poor children and families. Through God’s grace and enabling, we were able to touch the lives of more than 500 children and families through […]

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Celebrations!

Celebrations!

16 November 2019 - Emmylou Hallig

We all mark important events in our lives. Special occasions remind us of the grace and goodness we have received, and so we pause in gratitude and praise. We invite others to join us in the festivities to share with them our joy and thanksgiving. The Lord has given Tiwala several milestones to celebrate the […]

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Meet the Tiwala Teachers

Meet the Tiwala Teachers

5 October 2019 - Emmylou Hallig

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! This month’s newsletter features the entire Tiwala staff team, who are all teachers, so that you can get to know the people behind the educational programs of our organization.  Mila Alboc  Mila hails from the northern part of the Philippines and is the longest staying staff of Tiwala. She is in […]

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Glimpses of Growth

Glimpses of Growth

5 September 2019 - Emmylou Hallig

Over 500 children and mothers are enrolled in Tiwala’s different programs this semester. We are present in nine public schools offering digital learning classes and scholarships. We also provide weekend classes, tutorials, mothers and youth group sessions in seven villages in Legazpi City. Coordinating and facilitating all these programs are not an easy task, but […]

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Showers of Blessings

Showers of Blessings

29 July 2019 - Emmylou Hallig

Summer is over and it’s the start of the monsoon season in the Philippines. But it is not just rain that has come pouring down here at Tiwala Kids & Communities. In June and July we saw God’s faithfulness by providing us with material and spiritual blessings as well, so that we could continue to […]

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