Weimar University

Philippines Mission Trip 2022

The needs in the Philippines are many, but here are a few of the most pressing challenges they face:

- In the Palawan area, the average salary is $15/day. Imagine how long you’d have to work just to pay your grocery bill. Additionally, according to the World Health Organization, 20% of people in the Philippines make less than $1/day (apps.who.int/nutrition/landscape/report.aspx?iso=phl).

- Over 50% of the children are underweight or stunted in growth due to malnutrition (http://apps.who.int/nutrition/landscape/report.aspx?iso=phl)

- “Under-nutrition in the Philippines remains a serious problem. The damage to health, physical growth and brain development of children affected by chronic under-nutrition—stunting in the first two years—is often irreversible, impairing them for life and leaving them with lower chances of finishing school and becoming highly-productive adults. Stunting, iron and iodine deficiencies impact learning abilities and intelligence of children. Studies show that populations affected by iodine deficiency have 10 - 15 IQ points less than those not affected.”

- UNICEF (https://www.unicef.org/philippines/health_nutrition.html)

- The number of HIV cases have increased by 2500% in the last 8 years. (http://www.doh.gov.ph/stat_of_the_month).

- Diarrhea kills nearly 10,000 kids every year in the Philippines! Forty percent of which could be prevented by basic hygiene. (http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/119921/news/nation/diarrhea-kills-10-000-pinoy-kids-every-year-who , https://www.unicef.org/philippines/mediacentre_10168.html)

The Plan

During this trip, Weimar University will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of ways to meet the varying needs of the community:
1. Children’s health expo and Children’s programs
2. Public health education and screening
3. Free reading glasses clinics
4. Family health classes
5. Dispelling the darkness about God through evangelistic meetings
6. Possibly free medical/dental clinics

The Conclusion

The needs are great in the Palawan region, but so are the opportunities to make a difference! That is why our team is desiring partner with you to help hurting people and spread the Good News about Jesus.

Diarrhea kills nearly 10,000 kids every year in the Philippines! Forty percent of which could be prevented by basic hygiene.
In the Philippines, Over 50% of the children are underweight or stunted in growth due to malnutrition.
                       
  

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