ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Founded through the 4 core principles, "HELP, EXPLORE, APPRECIATE, LOVE", our group on its 7th Anniversary will go to the Southernmost Province in the Philippines - the Tawi-Tawi Peninsula! Amidst all negative impressions given by the people who lives in the mainlands as they refer Tawi-Tawi as a terrorist spot or non-peace zone, ALL OF THOSE ACCUSATIONS ARE UNTRUE. Tawi-Tawi is 101% SAFE and its people is one of the kindest that we've ever met. With its serene environment, the province has a very diverse culture and their locals are the warmest and most welcoming!
This November, as we celebrate our 7th Year of existence in the Philippines, join us as we give back to the people of Tawi-Tawi... Let us give smile, share the love and hope to one another!
WHAT WE NEED TO DONATE?
For this outreach, we will not give grocery items due to logistical reasons. Instead, we will focus on items that can be used on long term basis.
Badjao Village Community
-Educational Materials for the school
-Loot bags with snacks for children
-Malong for Women
-Tabo at Timba
-Over the counter medicines
-Basic kitchen utensils
-Toothbrush and Toothpaste
-Clothing (Used or New)
-Toys (Used or New)
-Teddy Bears (From Give a Bear, Give a Smile Project)
Simunul and Sitangkai
-For the School;
6 Desktop Computer units
3 Flat Screen Television
3 DVD Player
Books (Used or New)
Sports and Gaming Equipment like Basketball, Volleyball, Volleyball net, Chess Boards, Scrabble, etc.
For the Kids
-Hygiene Kits which includes toothbrush, toothpaste, nail cutters, face towels, soap, shampoo, anti lice shampoo
-Snacks for children
-Basic School Supplies like pad papers, pencils, sharpeners, ballpens, note books (Subject to availability in Bongao Market)
Feeding Program will be done only in Badjao Village Floating School Due to Logistical Reasons while ready to eat snacks will be given to the kids of Simunul and Sitangkai
Event Logistics and Important Details
1. DRAFT ITINERARY
Day 1 November 20, 2018
-Volunteers' Flight from Manila to Zamboanga / Volunteers must have a check in baggage allowance
-Arrival in Zamboanga / Buy needed supplies for outreach and turn over it into the rented apartment
-Repacking for the first community (Badjao Village Floating School)
Day 2 November 21, 2018
-Flight from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi
-Arrival at Nursida Jalludin's Residence in Sanga-Sanga, Bongao
-Outreach Proper at Badjao Village Floating School (Will have a short program)
-Bongao Town Tour and Bongao Peak
-Socials / Repacking for the 2nd and 3rd community
Day 3 November 22, 2018
-Speed boat from Bongao to Simunul
-Will visit the 639 year old mosque. The first and oldest mosque in the Philippines
-Outreach Proper at Simunul Elementary School
-Overnight Beach Camp
Day 4 November 23, 2018
-Speed boat from Simunul to Sitangkai (Pinakahuling isla ng Pilipinas, 1hr away via speedboat, Malaysia na)
-Outreach Program Proper
-Village Tour (Venice of the Philippines)
Day 5 November 24, 2018
-Whole Day tour in Panampangan Beach and Other Nearby Islands
-Free Day of Volunteers
Day 6 November 25, 2018
-Early Morning flight from Bongao to Zamboanga City
-Arrival in Zamboanga then Proceed to Lamitan, Basilan (via public ferry)
-Arrival in Lamitan / Proceed to Bulingan Falls
-Before lunch, bus going to Isabela City then proceed to Malamawi Beach
-Overnight Beach Camp at Malamawi
Day 7 November 26, 2018
Back to Zamboanga City - we will left our things at Rhoi Regino's Residence / Proceed to Sta. Cruz Pink Beach or just free time for Leisure
-Evening Flight back to Manila
3.1 From Manila to Tawi-Tawi and back; Volunteers will shoulder their own plane tickets
3.2 Speedboat to transfer from 1 island to another (Tawi-Tawi) To be used exclusively for 4days in Tawi-Tawi: *Still under negotiation with the local government of Bongao for possible discounts or sponsorship. But we will prepare funds for this through fund raising.
3.3 Transportation Cost in Zamboanga City for the procurement of supplies: We will use public transportation at Volunteer's cost
3.4 Land Transportation Cost in Bongao Town Tour and Other Land Based Tours in Basilan and Zamboanga / Will use public transpo or rented vehicle at Volunteer's cost
3.5 Boat Transfers going to Sta Cruz Island in Zamboanga and Ferry going to Basilan (vice versa) / Public Transpo at Volunteer's Cost
3.6 Other means of transpo for the personal use of volunteers in all specified event covered places will be on at their own cost.
3. VOLUNTEER'S ACCOMMODATION
Day 1: Nov 20, 2018 / Zamboanga Plan A - Rented Apartment in Zamboanga City
Plan B - Rhoi Regino's Residence
Day 2: Nov 21, 2018 / Bongao - Nursida Jalludin's Residence
Day 3: Nov 22, 2018 / Simunul -
Plan A - Overnight Camp at Simunul Elem School
Plan B - Beach Camp
Day 4: Nov 23, 2018 / Bongao - Nursida Jalludin's Residence
Day 5: Nov 24, 2018 / Bongao - Nursida Jalludin's Residence
Day 6: Nov 25, 2018 / Basilan - Malamawi Beach Camp
4. VOLUNTEER'S FOOD
4.1 All Meals for Day 1 while in Zamboanga City will be shouldered by the volunteers
4.2 Meals for Day 2,3,4
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) c/o Sponsors. (Hosted Meals) Snacks will be shouldered by volunteers.
4.3 All meals on Day 5,6 and 7 will be on volunteers' own expense
5.1 Plane Tickets - Volunteer's Own Expense
5.2.1 Day 1 Zamboanga City - BOP will shoulder the apartment unit that we will use overnight
5.2.2 Day 2,4 and 5 - The volunteers will shoulder the cost. We will stay at Ate Nursida's Residence which is a home stay. (Very minimal amount)
5.2.3 Day 6 in Malamawi Island, Basilan - Volunteers will shoulder the cost of the overnight Tent Pitching Fee plus Beach Entrance or if we can get a villa for a cheaper price, much better.
5.3 Food - BOP will only host meals for Day 2,3 and 4 while food for Day 1, 5, 6 and 7 will be shouldered by volunteers. We will do the "ambagan" for non-hosted meals.
5.4 Transportation (Land and Sea)
All will be shouldered by volunteers except for the speed boat to be used in Tawi-Tawi *Kindly refer to the draft itinerary or clause number 2 in Agenda #1
5.5.1All Tours in Tawi-Tawi are considered free of charge since it is included in the speedboat rental already. However, the town tour and Bongao Peak are still subject for Local Tourism's approval if it will be also free or not.
5.5.2 Tours in Zamboanga City and Basilan will be shouldered by the Volunteers.
5.6 Entrance fees - All Entrance Fees in all tour destinations will be shouldered by the volunteers.
5.7 Travel Insurance - For this 1 week travel, we will require all volunteers to avail travel insurance at a very minimal cost. *We will discuss the insurance coverage.
6. VOLUNTEER'S SAFE BUDGET
As much as possible, we do not want our volunteers to spend too much for the said activity since we are here giving our 101% effort, dedication and passion. Aside from your spendings on your plane tickets, tentatively, safe budgets ranges from 4,000 to 7,000max.
7. SAFETY and SECURITY
The office of the Provincial Governor of Tawi-Tawi will deploy Security Escorts and it is confirmed.
For pledges, donations, and event inquiries, kindly PM any of the BOP Admins...
Thank you very much in advance!