World Experience Philippines has a lot of projects, all with the intention to make the world a better place:
2017 - Donate to build A Health center in the Slum Baseco!
For the building of a small Health Center and a Water Distribution Point is a minimum of $ 10.000 needed. The people of Baseco count on you, With a small amount you can change their life enormously ...
With local organizations and entrepreneurs we will gather also some money, mainly needed for the exploitation of the Health Center and Water Distribution Point.
A fundraiser by our friend and volunteer Co van der Hoek read more at: Health Center in Slums of Manila.
2016 and ongoing - The Boxless Society a product of “Despite My Being ___________.”
Boxless Society - Sining Kamalig has established a support group for artists with mental conditions. It is time to come forward and dispel the shame and stigma. We are planning events that will help you gain knowledge in managing what ever condition you may have. As we say: Mental Health = Public Health! This group also welcomes your caregiver as we realise their valuable contribution to your well-being.
Sining Kamalig opens her doors for extra ordinary artists who suffer from mental illness. A mental illness that enables them to make their specific art. Alfred Liongoren, Eliza (Z) Fontanilla Dimapilis, Tisa_Arte_de_T, Jetro Vin Rafael and Yasmin Almonte are not afraid to show you their inner world by means of their art, and Sining Kamalig is proud to show their works. The artists did not just paint but put their feelings also into words. Read the statements of Alfred, Eliza, Tisa, Jetro and Yasmin and look at their work. You will be surprised. The exhibition, Despite My Being ___________will open on Saturday 5 march 2016, at 5 p.m. in Art Gallery Sining Kamalig in Ali Mall, Araneta Center (Upperground floor).
2016 and ongoing - Our Exhibit Bilibid or Not? Volunteers are visiting Bilibid in Muntinglupa and we are donating goodies.
Given the current dispensation in our society, it is imperative that those in our prison system are not viewed as subhuman or monsters who are beyond redemption. We must not lose sight on the daily plight of the majority of inmates who are paying their dues to society and have to fight for the right to keep their divinely bestowed-upon dignity in a community that is increasingly turning indurate. Recognising a name and a face is partly what makes a person human. The graphic chosen to represent the exhibit depicts the impersonal situation in a structure where inmates are known only by a number and are faceless. They are but immured shadows cast upon the wall by sunlight to remind them that their existence is ephemeral and shall disappear when the sun sets. Thus their artworks, though miniscule in effect in the whole scheme of this world, leave a physical manifestation that their dreams, aspirations and expressions are real. One condition for inmates to participate in the Bilibid School of Fine Arts programme is that they must not be a member of any of the gangs that exist inside and must be in good standing. Art, therefore, acts as a catalyst in reformation and can provide a viable form of therapy to troubled souls.
During this international year of Mercy, Sining Kamalig has the pleasure and privilege of mounting a group show by inmates from camp Sampaguita, the Medium security facility of the BJMP in Muntinglupa, Metro Manila, Pilipinas. This exhibition presents multifaceted art forms from artists who, before their tenure, had never picked up a brush. Part of the proceeds from the sale will be ploughed back into their art programme. We invite everyone of courage and compassion to dialogue with the artists through their art by visiting Sining Kamalig until 13 October 2016 in Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City and experience a different kind of exhibit.
2014 and ongoing - With JoHo in the Netherlands, we would not be what we are today. Always looking for ways to help and inspire.