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  • Locations: Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: Kaya Responsible Travel 
  • Restrictions: OKSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
KayaPhilippinesNutritionImprove Nutritional Standards in the Philippines

Make a fundamental improvement to your own life and the vulnerable living in some of the devastated communities following Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte by volunteering and helping to improve nutritional standards in Tacloban City. At this critical time many Filipino children aged 3 - 6 years are at risk from poor nutrition as their parents are struggling to find an income following the destruction caused by the typhoon on 8th November 2013. Young children who have poor nutritional standards suffer from stunted growth and development, low academic performance, and wasting due to poor nutrition. Malnutrition also increases the susceptibility to disease, and even before Typhoon Haiyan so many Filipinos suffer from blindness due to vitamin A deficiency.

This project was created to oversee the food intake of numerous families in local barangays (communities) and monitor the malnourished children throughout a targeted area of Tacloban City. The project has changed its emphasis in response to the crisis and is focusing on preventative steps to malnutrition through preparing supplementary feeding to small children, recording and analysing data and educating parents through community workshops. Come and join the essential work that the local team are undertaking to help avoid malnutrition and improve nutritional standards in Tacloban City.

A large portion of your morning as a nutrition volunteer is dedicated to preparing healthy, balanced and nutritious meals for the children of the barangay. You will work with local team members preparing the food for meal times (usually breakfast and lunch) to ensure the children are getting enough minerals and vitamins into their diet. There are a number of different locations in the community where food is prepared and distributed and your placement will be dependent on the needs of the project at the time of your volunteering.

Volunteers will help monitor the nutrition status of children in the community by weighing and recording information linked to child development. Volunteers may be involved in preparing and delivering basic nutritional education classes for local community members, You will be asked to help where it is most needed and are therefore expected to be flexible while on your placement.

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