Projects in Philippines
Education Volunteers co-teach with Filipino teachers in elementary schools, high schools, Alternative Learning System (ALS), colleges, and universities. Volunteers work to improve English language proficiency, raise academic performance of students, and increase school community participation. They assist in curriculum development, enhance libraries, and improve reading abilities of students. Volunteers also organize teacher-training programs to provide alternative teaching methodologies for Filipino teachers focusing on communicative language teaching skills. They serve in both classrooms with more formal educational settings as well as community learning centers employing alternative learning systems.
Coastal Resource Management (CRM) Volunteers assist the coastal communities’ efforts to implement restoration and protection of marine habitats and to enhance food security through participative community action on fisheries management. They work with local government units to implement integrated CRM plans, assist communities with environmental education and training, and establish the basis for legal protection of fish stocks and marine habitats. Although environmental education is a core function of the CRM sector, its approach to conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources is people-centered and participatory. Volunteer projects include restoration of degraded coastal and marine habitats, planning and hosting environmental camps and clubs, development of educational materials, and assisting in the formulation of conservation policies and reforms.