February 2018: Drilling Project
5 students want to bring water closer to the houses
Axel, Melanie, Dylan, Auguste, Soukaïna spent a month in the Philippines to set up a water-drilling project near Tacloban, a region regularly hit by violent typhoons and where Kaloob intervenes regularly. Students in 2nd year at the school Lé'A Tecomah in Paris region, they carried out this project as part of their studies in management and water control.
Framed by Véronique a volunteer from Kaloob, they worked in the village of Sitio Pulak where some sixty people with disabilities live. The aim is to bring the water closer to the houses because the inhabitants have to fetch it at the source while most have great difficulties to move. The students carried out topographic surveys, analysis. They also collected testimonials. With all this data, they will now do a study in France and then propose a project that would facilitate the lives of the inhabitants of Sitio Pulak. to follow so...
Committed volunteers during summer
For the last two months, Kaloob have had welcomed two groups of french volunteers: two journalists and six medical students. With the aim of making a report on the consequences of global warming, Baptiste and Alexandre went to Tacloban, Piat and Manila where they were able to collect testimonies from the victims of typhoons.
Afterwards, Alice, Laurine, Guillaume, Aude, Tiphaine and Pauline joined kaloob for a period of a month. Their objective was the reconstruction of a kubo (hut) destroyed by the typhoon Lawin in Piat and then they led seminars on health and preventions with the locals. The beneficiaries of Kaloob were able to enjoy trainings on various subjects related to health: such as hygiene,nutrition,waste management, dental and first-aid intervention.
Guided by the team of Kaloob, the meetings between the volunteers and the locals were translated this provide the opportunity of rich exchanges and unforgettable moments.
Summer Camp 2017
This year's summer camp was a real success!
The youth from Marytown enjoyed this few days.
The summer camp began with a spiritual retreat that was organized and facilitated by the Brothers of the community. Several activities have been proposed. On Friday evening, a vigil was prepared around the Taize prayer, followed by the adoration.
After that, we went to Wawa, a natural reserve, in the Rizal area. A soothing place, within a generous nature and ideal for discovery and fun. The young people liked it very much.
March 30th, 2017
That's it! We began the dental treatment for the children !
We went on Thursday to the cabinet which is in the premises of the Virlanie fundation.
Before beginning the care, the dentist, made them a prevention for dental hygiene. All the children and the moms were very attentive. After that, the children passed each their turns to be looked and showed a lot of courage. The moms and the children left with a toothbrush and a toothpaste in security of encouragement.
The dentist has the merit to be very patient and has the real relational capacities with the children.
As a result, this day took place very well and we all returned delighted.
The objective is to renew this experience twice a month.
March, 22th 2017
To insure a good working of the dental mission, we went to Marytown to select the first children who will benefit of treatments.
Unsurprisingly, many children have the truth needs in regard to dental treatment. Most of children have a lot of caries who are for the most part very painful.
From next week, we shall go with the children in the new dentist's clinic to dispense them the care.
March, 18th 2017
Inauguration of the dental clinic
At the dental mission approaches; on Saturday, March 18th, we celebrated together the inauguration of the dentist's surgery which took place in the premises of the Virlanie association.
We were all gathered this day for a single cause: improve the dental state, so of health of the Philippines, by making accessible quality care for the people the most deprived.
Several people were present for this event: the Ambassador of France of the Philippines, Thierry Mathou; the president and the vice-president of Virlanie, Dominique Lemay and Laurent Goirand, Dr Jean-François Michel and his wife, at the initiative of this project, Béatrice, a young dentist, completely committed also and many others ...
In the stemming from the famous cut of ribbon, we discovered a dentist's surgery which exceeded our requirements.
The advances of the water project
February, 20th 2017
The project of water to Tacloban moves forward to big step!
They completely invested for 1 month to make the technical study of the water.
To insure the sustainability of this project, they were able to realize a quality work which will benefit at best the inhabitants of Tacloban.
December 15th, 2016
Like every year, we organized a Christmas Party for the children of Marytown and their families to give them the opportunity of celebrate Christmas.
Everybody laughed and enjoyed the party. There were funny games, artistic performance, quiz and of course a christmas meal. Thank you for the children and youth and thank you also for all the volunteer working the whole year with these children.
October 28th, 2016
Super typhoon Haima, reached the northern part of the Philippines Wednesday, October 19.
12 persons lost their life and thousands their houses. With winds blowing more than 225 km/h, heavy rains, landslides, between 50 000 to 60 000 hectares of rice fields have been flattened and flooded.
Last week Kaloob team went to Piat after the Typhoon Haima.
Thanks to you, we could purchase and install the electric generator to restart the water pump. We also taken advantage of our move to bring them food and give a helping hand to repair their houses.
Unfortunately, we also found that many people are still in a very precarious situation.