World Experience Philippines has a lot of projects, all with the intention to make the world a better place.
For our Tours & Training Desk, currently running in Baseco
Our Freelance Tour Leaders:
- Come from the slums.
- We empower, train and create livelihood for them & their families.
- We eventually prepare them for their next career step.
- Our Freelance Tour Leaders are an example for their community to show that changing their lives is possible.
- Come from all parts of the world.
- Are open to experience the “other side” of Manila by a full immersion of Filipino culture. Using public transportation, visiting parts of Manila that are not visited often by guests and interacting with the locals. This all together with a Filipino from the poorer area itself. This creates a deeper understanding of Filipino culture, the lives of the communities in Manila and above all: awareness of the circumstances, the challenges and how they deal with those challenges.
- Many guests feel they want to contribute towards changing the life of the people in the slums by donating (money, books, clothes, etc.) or/and actively help during projects by volunteering with us. We can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org in case of interest.
- Cooperation with Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) to produce and sell local products made by residents of the slum we are located (residents of the slums receive training and empowerment tools).
- Talent Development Program: help people develop their talents and find work or create livelihood for them to be able to work towards their dreams.
- Supporting a community library in the slum for kids to develop their English by organizing summer school, events and other basic classes like hygiene courses. Further on we support the owner of the library (resident of the slum) by structuring the library and making the space available for children to study there after school guided by our volunteers.
- As our focus is undergoing an environmental awareness shift; our Baseco Recycle Worker Project is set up to create livelihood for (at the moment) three Garbage Recycle Workers who are trained in the concept of recycling. They are picking up the garbage in the households while training the residents how to recycle and the importance of it. This project is run by us in collaboration with PRRC as mentioned above. The collected garbage is being recycled and sold to the local junkshops in Baseco Compound to keep the livelihood within the community.
- Besides these larger projects we regularly organize and collaborate with other organization for smaller projects like for example Financial Literacy Courses, short-term disaster relief with goods supported by our network. Our main focus lies in Talent Development and in our Baseco Recycle Worker Project where we connect our smaller activities to.
- Talent Development Program for people from underprivileged communities in Metro Manila (example: Training new Freelance Tour Leaders, English & Value Formation).
- Improve living conditions in underprivileged communities; we use 100% of the profits of the Slum Tour.
- Raise awareness about social issues and inspire guests to change it.
- Bridge gap between people from different backgrounds.
- Sustainability: Equip and empower communities and individuals to create social change for themselves and others.
- Independency: Train residents to became financial independent by putting effort in Talent Development and Livelihood.
- Happiness: Help the people who want to be helped. Help people help themselves.
The Boxless Society, an outcome of “Despite My Being ___________.”
Boxless Society - Sining Kamalig has established a support group for artists and their caregivers, 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 has opened 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. If you like to join the group, please check the Boxless Society Facebook page.
2014 and ongoing - With JoHo in the Netherlands, we would not be what we are today. Always looking for ways to help and inspire.