Aside from the usual tour in and around the city - many volunteerism opportunities are available (or may be created) to add flavor and meaning to one's visit. Just get a ground contact to help you plan your itinerary to make things easier. Options could be any livelihood-related program, easiest would be donation to families or school entities, tree-planting and rehabilitation of schools or homes, among many other things. Some photos of what we did during our trip...
|Do some sports! Here, a runner enjoying the morning run by the bay|
|Donation to Special Education school (we visited 4 small schools). Donation came from Donors through UPM Search & Rescue organization. Here, a jump shot (wherein only 2 of us did jump.. hmph!)|
|Kiko's caption "fighting world problems one wacky pose at a time". Here, a donation hand-over visit to Jesus Kids Therapy center.|
|We also visited Sagkahan elementary school to plant trees and hopefully provide future shade for the kids.|
|Here planting seedling beside a newly erected, temporary school room. Behind is the old school building destroyed by typhoon Yolanda.|
|Tree planting near the playground. Grass and weeds are strong enemies of seedlings so we made sure we remove nearby weeds and their roots.|
|enjoying the break in a picnic area before riding back the boat (upstream)|
Thanks to Cebu Pacific Air and DOT-8 for the support.