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Filipino Canadian  children entertain World Vision audience at fundraising program



By Rose Tijam
Ontario-Canada
January 7, 2017

 
 


Filipino Leaders Active in World Vision Goals

          Three Filipino Canadian community leaders, active in their respective professions  and  leadership  in community work, were tapped by the prestigious international World Vision Canada as Multicultural Council Ambassadors. They were appointed  last spring, after undergoing a rigid screening and interview.

Since then, they had been attending World Vision meetings and related activities, representing the Filipino Canadian community.  They are  Rose Tijam ( this writer), Manuel Arnaldo, and Rafael Nebres.  Nine other  Multicultural Council Ambassadors also holding responsible professional and leadership positions in their respective communities , represent  their countries of origin like Egypt, Japan,  China, India, and Armenia.

           Their mandate as World Vision Canada’s Multicultural Ambassadors  is to help establish connections and cultivate relationships with multicultural communities in Canada. Two  of their major roles is to identify opportunities for long-term  community engagements,  and launch  fundraising campaigns to help support identified World Vision projects.

          The first project , hosted  by the South Asian Multicultural Ambassadors   in November 2016, launched “  Rise Up Daughters of India,” a  fundraiser for building toilets for girl students in India.  Without toilets, the girl students were compelled to relieve themselves in open air, and fearfully  place themselves  in danger to sexual predators and abusers,  thus they were afraid  of going to school.  Going to school means having education which  lead to equality, respect and financial independence – without it, illiteracy, ignorance, and poverty. The fundraiser program  provided an eye-opening  information and understanding of the importance of giving aid to seemingly  simple yet crucial needs in society.

          In December 10, Filipino Canadian  Multicultural Ambassadors Rose Tijam, Manuel Arnaldo and Rafael Nebres, in close coordination with outstanding singer, music teacher and entrepreneur Josie de Leon,  who owns and manages the JDL  School of Performing Arts  planned with World Vision executive Edgar Gonzales, to  present an evening of Philippine Christmas program. More than fifty children of varying ages presented numerous Filipino and western Christmas songs to the delight of the audience, and to the pride of their families. A representative “tindahan “ of Philippine food and delicacies provided  victuals  and beverages at reasonable cost. For several hours, a large portion of the World Vision hall was transformed into a bright Philippine “barrio” aglow in Christmas lights and spirit. Proceeds from the fundraiser goes to “Pinoy Para sa Pinoy” program, which supports various developmental activities in rural Philippines.

          Edgar Gonzales, Multicultural Development Advisor at World Vision Canada expressed appreciation to Josie de Leon of JDL School of Performing Arts  and “her children,” who displayed a lot of  talent, joy,  and  eagerness in singing their musical numbers. The school , now five (5) years old, have branches in Scarborough and Mississauga, and  aims to build character, confidence, and make their students shine.  

          Tijam, Arnaldo and Nebres  plan to develop with World Vision Canada more fundraising  events for various developmental programs in the Philippines. Conscious that the home country sits on a typhoon path, there is a need for contingency funds throughout the year. As well , the trio is cognizant of the need of developing the earning capacity of the village folks at home.


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