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Sicat Elementary School Ceiling Project #2

In the beginning of May, 2018, the installation of heat prevention insulation and covering the entire ceiling of the computer classroom of the Sicat Elementary School in Alfonso, Cavite has been completed. The classroom is now cool as compared before. It was very hot inside during this warm season.  The students will now feel comfortable inside when they start the new school year this coming Ju...
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Building a MRF (Material Recovery Facility) Site

Improper garbage collection has created a health hazard
A temporary holding facility for the collecting of residual waste (non-recyclable garbage) Many barangays (local communities/villages) do not comply with laws pertaining to separation/recycling of garbage and not polluting nearby waterways and groundwater with dumped garbage. RIMM Rotarians therefore had met with local and City Health official in their community and had proposed a bi-weekly curb-...
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Providing School Supplies and a Classroom Environment to Facilitate Learning

March 5, 2018 – RIMM Rotarians visiting again with Japanese guests to discuss further needs and pledge support.
RIMM will continue to provide basic school supply support in poor areas such as the project started Jan. 2018 that provided school supplies to 175 children in grades 1 to 6. These consisted of notebooks, pencils, pens, etc. as well as arts and craft supplies to gifted students donated by overseas RIMM Rotarians as well as items purchased locally. Another visit to the school in February with...
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Hygiene Products Distribution in Usting

On March 20, 2018, RIMM members accompanied friends of PP Don Shields of Rotary Club of Geelong Central District 9780 Australia namely Kathie and Anthony to distribute hygiene products that they brought with them from Australia at Usting, Luksuhin in Alfonso, Indigent women and their children were pleased to receive the hygiene products. In the meantime, Since family planning is the flagship...
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Tondo Dump Site & Pasay Graveyard Visit

Humanitarian Mission to the Poorest of the Poor An all-day humanitarian mission was conducted by four RIMM Rotarians with a van overloaded with rice (250kg rice in 5kg bags), baked goods, bought school supplies, misc. school supplies and clothing donated by Japanese Club Rotarians and over P10,000 in P20 currencies for distribution to the children. Tondo (formerly known for Smokey Mountain) Dump...
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Producing Black Garden Soil (“Black Gold”) from Nature’s Bounty

Mulch bin filled with leaves soaked in trash can
Depending on the weather and care, it takes about four months to convert leaves into nutrient-rich, organic black garden soil that can be used to enrich the local soil for better yield or be sifted and sold. AWH Rotarians have demonstrated this simple but effective process to the local community as an inexpensive way of creating high yield garden patches and additional income. When sifted and perh...
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5-Bridge Creek Clean-up: Educating and Leading by Example in Protecting the Environment

Sponsored and funded by RIMM in cooperation with the local community and the City of Alfonso Prior to the creek clean-up a community outreach program was undertaken that included educating children in the nearby elementary school about proper waste segregation and recycling and thereby protecting the environment and their own drinking water. After pledges were received that the children would pro...
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Upgrading a Preschool with Education Toys for Young Minds

The fascinating Micky Mouse Club donated by Japanese guests
Children age 2-6 attend preschool if their parents can afford the P100/month ($2.0) voluntary contribution and if parents can properly dress their children. Our club further upgraded a preschool in a poverty-stricken area in its community with learning materials brought from overseas by visiting Club Rotarians and guests, purchasing of education toys with donations received from them, and assur...
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Helping Evacuees of Mayon Volcano Eruption

Four club Rotarians departed on Jan. 28, 2018 on a four-day trip to provide emergency relief to the most needy evacuees that were building their temporary nipa huts along roadsides as the emergency relief centers were already overcrowded. After an over 10-hour drive in a van overloaded with school supplies, clothing, and hygienic products partially donated by overseas club Rotarians and guests, Le...
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2017 Christmas Gift Giving for Indigent Families

On December 28, 2017, RIMM President Betty and its members conducted a community service for 80 indigent families residing in Usting, Luksuhin Ibaba, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines. Past President (PP) Don Shields of Rotary Club of Geelong Central of District 9780, Australia and his wife Loida, Gina of DSWD and RIMM Honorary Member Jun of the Philippine Army Reserve Command also participated in the ...
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