by Neil Delos Reyes The writer is a current Jesuit Volunteer assigned at Loyola College of Culion as Academic...
I will start this article with a lune I composed: Mind-blowing and eye-popping APC Bendum is all about Truly unique experience I am Marvin A. Magat, JVP Batch 42, presently assigned here in Bendum as a Youth Formator. I am from the Manila local chapter. My JVP journey up here in Bendum (fondly called as "Belgium” by one of our participants in WIN-YWE: Women in Organic Farming -Youth Work Engagement) is definitely an experience that will be marked in my life's logbook as special and very near to my heart. I will most-certainly never forget it for the rest of my life. Bendum is one of a kind and I have grown to admire and love this place. The youth and staff here are amazingly remarkable in their own ways. The simple smile that welcomed us on day one still sustains us until now. I see God in my mission in every living creation here. The folks' concern, sentiments and daily living have become my own too. Yes, it is hard to live here, but I found out their struggles are so big to live with. If other people would ask me one day, " What you perceive in that kind of endeavor you are doing?" I would say, "I found a 'family of community,' because in them I cast the eyes of inter-connectedness. Despite the challenges that we will be facing throughout the entire year, my fellow JVP volunteers and I will breakthrough to excellence this year of service, YES, we are crazy. We really admit. Amid the pandemic, we continue to respond to the call - the voice that calls within. We are here for the mission entrusted to us. So be it.
Congratulations, Teacher Sabrina!Sabrina Ongkiko graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2005. On the same year, she joined Batch 26 of the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP) and was missioned as a Youth Organizer of Pathways to Higher Education at West Visayas State University. Sabrina currently teaches at Culiat Elementary School, a public school in Tandang Sora, a lower-class district of Quezon City. She received numerous recognitions and awards in her contribution to nation-building in the field of primary education. She has been recently chosen as one of the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos, a prestigious career-service award for Filipino exemplars in the academe, military, and police sectors.
Who we are
The Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc. (JVPFI) engages in nation-building by recruiting, training and sending volunteers
for a year of service to marginalized communities and areas with the greatest need. Jesuit volunteers empower these communities as teachers,
formators, community organizers, or enterprise development officers assigned to under-resourced schools, parishes, and NGOs across the country.
A just society that celebrates the fullness of life realized with the help of a community embodying Ignatian Spirituality.
We aim to form a community composed of volunteers, former volunteers and associates who nurture and live out the principles and values of Ignatian Spirituality embodied in and realized through their individual vocation.
HISTORY AND REACH
In 1980, nine young Jesuit Volunteers set off to serve in the peripheries of Mindanao. Now on its 39th year, JVPFI has successfully deployed over a thousand volunteers to 317 partner institutions in marginalized communities across the nation, serving where they are needed most.
SERVICE that builds. SOCIAL JUSTICE that empowers. SPIRITUALITY that loves. SIMPLICITY that frees. SOLIDARITY that unites.
JVPFI has Local Chapters in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Manila, Naga and Zamboanga. Former Jesuit Volunteers form the Network of Leaders who support the Volunteer Service Program through recruiting and supporting current Jesuit Volunteers and organize activities to promote volunteerism, camaraderie and the JVP Core Values.
Guided by the wisdom from over 39 years of experience, JVP, through its Volunteer Service Program, is able to provide the necessary support to ensure the volunteers are effective in their service. •Skills Training •Formation and Spiritual Direction •Financial needs •Community •Parents’ meeting •Ensuring safety and security
Connect with Us
National Office: Room 220 MVP-CSL Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City
Direct Line: 426-5908 Trunkline: 426-6001 local 4880 +63 966 901 8554 +63 928 481 7837
BE A JESUIT VOLUNTEER
Bringing Hope to the Nation's Margins.
Be where you are needed most.
For 42 years, Jesuit Volunteers have been sent to work with schools, parishes or non-government organizations (NGOs) to:
- Teach in under-served areas.
- Train grass-root community leaders.
- Assist cooperatives.
- Implement livelihood projects.
- Minister to the disabled and abused.
- Engage in youth formation.
- Advocate environmental issues.
- Uphold the dignity of Indigenous peoples.
- Fight for the right of the oppressed.We are inviting brave souls who are eager hearts to take the road of loving service for God and country.
- Single, under 35 years of age
- A college graduate or a graduating student
- Physically fit and emotionally-balanced
- Willing to serve, share knowledge and skills in a community for at least 10 months
- Determined to make a positive difference in the lives of others
- Sincere in the desire to serve where there is a need
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