This major WeDpro project was made possible thanks to funding from the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The project goal is to help the long-term rehabilitation and recovery of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan – especially women and children – in Palo, Leyte through cultural activities that provide psychological support and therapy.
The project runs from January 1 to December 31, 2015 and includes the following activities and events:
1. FOOD, ART, HEALING
Food, Art, Healing involves a series of community cooking workshops through the year, leading to a food festival in late 2015:
Workshop #1 (May 12-13)
- Presentation of Food, Art, Healing goals and expectations, with group discussion
- Review of basic nutrition, cleanliness, kitchen protocols, basic equipment and kitchen/cooking terms
Workshop #2 (May 14-15) – Instructor: Fely D. Ramirez
- Learning how to make local delicacies and simple cakes
Workshop #3 (May 18-19) – Instructor: Tezza O. Parel
- Learning how to make jams using seasonal fruits (papaya, mango, pineapple)
- Learning how to pickle seasonal vegetables and fruits
Workshop #4 (June 18-19): “Hayahay ang Buhay!” Healing Workshop with Dr. Margarita Holmes
Workshop #5: TBA
Food Festival (November or December)
- Each participant will be assisted in setting up food stalls and displaying their products, with each presenting their specialities for display and/or selling
- A team of judges will be selected to judge the participants and award prizes for different categories
- More details coming soon!
—-MORE DETAILS COMING SOON ON THE FOLLOWING “Psychological Support for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte” PROGRAMS—-
2. Healing through performance art
This part of the project involves providing youth with organizational and resource support for healing through performance art (such as singing, dancing) and creative expression (such as painting).
3. Radio programming
As a means to educate and support people, the project will provide 24 airings of radio programs on resilience, aimed at reaching over 200,000 people per airing.
4. Music project on resilience and recovery