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GirlsGotThis Fiesta Packs distribution in partnership with Bidlisiw Foundation in Danao City

On March 21, 2021 GirlsGotThis, partnered with Bidlisiw Foundation, handed out Fiesta Packs to the chosen beneficiaries of the A Thousand Smile Project by JP Morgan and Chase. The activity was done to coincide with the 2-day learning session initiated by Bidlisiw Foundation. It was held at the Intosan Resort in Danao City.

Each Fiesta Pack, which was handed out to the participants individually, contained supplies and ingredients needed to create simple but delicious celebration recipes. Included in the pack were fruit salad ingredients like fruit cocktail and milk, and spaghetti ingredients like pasta, cheese, and spaghetti sauce.

Fiesta Pack Distribution

The A Thousand Smile Project aims to hand out 100 Fiesta Packs to girls aged 16-24 years old. The recipients, who all come from various parts of Metro Cebu and Cebu Province, were carefully chosen with the help of local CSO partners, local government units, and DepEd officials.

As of March 24, 2021, more than half of the total number of Fiesta Packs have already been distributed. The distribution began on March 13, 2021 in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City. During this distribution, 5 fiesta packs were given to chosen recipients made up mostly of single mothers.

The next round of distribution took place on March 20 in the mountain barangay of Taptap in Cebu City. A total of 18 fiesta packs were given to the chosen recipients. On March 20, 2021, additional fiesta packs were handed out to 33 recipients from the city of Danao. The distribution was held in Intosan Resort during Bidlisiw Foundation’s 2-day learning session. On March 24, another round of distribution was held in San Francisco, Camotes where a total of 15 recipients received the fiesta packs.

2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey on Adolescents

To better understand the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on adolescent girls and boys, FundLife has initiated its very own survey. Called the 202 Covid-19 Impact Survey on Adolescents, the survey tackles different issues adolescents have to deal with on a daily basis during the pandemic including connectivity, physical and mental health, the new education set-up, nutrition, relationship with family members and friends, and more.

To be able to help the organisation come up with suitable plans and priorities when it comes to dealing with this same type of respondents in the future, the survey aims to come in contact with a total of 2,500 respondents which will comprise of 1000 boys and 1500 girls.

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