Zamboanga del Norte Funds for Little Kids

Mission

Our mission is to help children go to school

Organization Overview

The Philippine Funds for Little Kids NOW known as the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation started as a national movement to help children who used to swim to school in the mangrove village of Layag-Layag, Zamboanga City. The idea behind it is to pool our own individual little funds to help these children get to school safe and dry.

We are more popularly known as the Yellow Boat Project.

Initially, we thought we would just give them the yellow school boats but by now we've since move on to helping support them through provision of other school supplies, medical/dental missions to their communities, scholarships and even through livelihood programs.

Our philosophy can be shown by this quote:

"The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot do is to give light at night. It shows no one is superior by size but by purpose. If we cannot do great things, we can do small things in a great way. Little things make a big difference to God."

Description
The mission of the fund is to pool resources from all over the world to help kids in the Philippines.

Our story is about heroic kids who face daily challenges just to be able to go to school. They are our inspiration.

We believe it is our responsibility to make sure that no child is left behind.

We started out as a group on Facebook called 'Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids.' (https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_165167500182101&ap=1). This one is located in Layag-Layag, Brgy. Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.

We have since added two more communities in Masbate and Zamboanga del Sur, here are their Facebook group addresses:

Masbate Funds for Little Kids (Isla Mababoy, Brgy. Guinhadap, Monreal, Masbate) https://www.facebook.com/groups/226800950681973/

ZamSur Funds for Little Kids (Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/232618846807611/

We will soon launch the organization's website and please keep going back here for updates.

General Information

We'll allow the feature stories about us tell our story:

The boat to success
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=783513&publicationSubCategoryId=90

Huffington Post (guest post by Chief Storyteller Jay Jaboneta)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-michael-o-jaboneta/the-yellow-boat-of-hope_b_1316421.html

Ito ang Contri sa Country Ko! (This is My Contribution to My Country) by the Presidential Broadcast Staff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eli9pkFfXrg

CNN World View Feature of Masbate Funds for Little Kids
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2011/09/05/world-view-manila-swimming-to-school.cnn

Philippines students brave harsh conditions by Al Jazeera (Jamela Alindogan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htaQlNaAgfE&feature=player_embedded

Interview of Jay Jaboneta on ANC Headstart with Karen Davila
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c3Dny2aqH4o
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9YEDREb7HNU

Coverage by GMA News TV's State of the Nation with Jessica Soho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=f6da78j2yqY

IBC-13 Inspiring Filipinos Feature Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J2CfPBKpUNI

ANC's The Rundown with TJ Manotoc and Jean Enriquez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cNbyITkIYM

GMA News TV's News To Go with Howie Severino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o8Hq0p7cWto

NBN-4 Coverage of Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Awarding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ISUY-seSFCw

GMA-7 Story on the Masbate Funds for Little Kids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5JF9QQpbbw&feature=player_embedded

Location

Unit 4, Dian Hap Building, F. Nunez Street, 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines

Awards

Watch Jay Jaboneta share our story on TEDxMontpellier 2012 in France!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o5MLuyoiT5M

Best of Facebook Stories
https://www.facebook.com/notes/best-of-facebook-stories/new-hope-one-status-helps-build-a-boat/194117793966903

Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Award (One of the 7 Modern-Day Filipino Heroes)
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-inbox/seven-stories-seven-inspiring-filipinos-220421050.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lkJAYxefjF8

Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Official Awarding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AD3rK3Kxrkg

Reader's Digest Asia Everyday Hero
http://www.rdasia.com/changing-the-tide

Liberal Project Award by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty
http://www.fnf.org.ph/news/outstanding-liberal-projects-announced.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8pnBDE8lFA

Regional Award, Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards
http://zamboangatimes.ph/pep-talk/3891-zamboanga-yellow-boat-pag-asa-2011-bayaning-pilipino-award-regional-winner.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aGggSwEFcFs

World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Shaper
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/34495/9-filipinos-among-world-economic-forums-global-shapers