In October 2018, Fay and Amy visited the Philippines and the Kadasig Aid Centre in Cebu. While on this trip they were excited to distribute the first ever Days For Girls Kits to the Kadasig community. Many thanks to Bev and the North Balwyn Days For Girls Team for the donation of 50 kits, enabling us to get started.
In preparation Fay and Amy completed the Ambassador of Women’s Health Distribution Course 101 prior to the trip. Whilst there they gave three talks, each two hours in length to a total of 93 women. The talks were based on basic female anatomy, physiology of the menstrual cycle, menstrual hygiene, family planning, and importantly introduction of the Days for Girls Kit and it’s use and care. The kits were distributed to the women of menstruating age who attended the educational talks, with 19 women/girls having had the training and who are now waiting on kits to be made and sent.
Through the Days For Girls database Fay and Amy have taken surveys of the women and girls and what their needs are and how the kits can help. There will be a follow up survey in 3 months regarding use of the kit.
The women were excited to receive the kits and felt they would make a big difference in their lives. Currently the major barriers to menstrual hygiene include cost/sanitary disposal/quality products and missing school and work due to menstruation.
Following our visit, Kadasig held sessions with the men of Kadasig, to meet and discuss Kadasig matters but also to discuss women’s and men’s health-including women’s hygiene, family planning and domestic violence.
We were pleasantly surprised by the extraordinarily enthusiastic response to the Days for Girls Kits. The women were proud, honoured and thrilled to receive them and left feeling valued and empowered.
Kadasig will be setting up a chapter in Melbourne for production of kits. To get started we are in need of your support. Donate just $20 to cover the cost of materials to put together one kit. One kit will supply one girl or women with 3 years of sustainable, reusable menstrual hygiene supplies.
To donate: please direct transfer to the Kadasig Account
Account Name. Kadasig No 2 Account
Account no. 172040420 BSB. 083276
Transaction Description: YOUR SURNAME & ITEM eg smith DFG
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Kadasig Aid & Development are excited to announce the 2018 Christmas Hamper Drive is here. Sponsors, supporters and anybody looking for a gift with a difference, you may be interested in purchasing Christmas Hampers and Gift Certificates. These provide food for a family during the festive season.
Kadasig Christmas Hampers are just $40 each.
Hamper contents include 5kg rice, spam, fresh fruit and vegetables, long life milk, milo and fresh meat. There is often a special something for the family and kids too, for example a blanket or towels.
As an alternative Kadasig Gift Certificates can be gifted for the following projects and livelihood essentials:
25kg sack of rice $35
Menstrual hygiene kit $20
Medical care – $20
House repairs – $40
Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner $10
Send a child to summer camp – $40
This year for the first time we will be offering electronic gift certificates, in addition to the usual printed certificates.
To organise your gift voucher or for more information please contact either Juanita or Maree by phone, email or SMS.
Juanita Trommel 0409 514 565, Email: [email protected], or
Maree Kulkens: 0430 549 516, Email: [email protected]
To purchase items as above please transfer the dollar value to the Kadasig Account
Account Name. Kadasig No 2 Account
Account no. 172040420 BSB. 083276
Transaction Description: YOUR SURNAME & ITEM eg 2HAMPERS
Did you know that 100% of profits raised from the Kadasig Christmas Drive each year goes directly to the cause! Now that is festive!
12-16 McLeans Road, Bundoora
Just past Bundoora Square on Plenty Road
Please join us for the last fundraiser of the year:
$35 per head
$20 kids (5-12 years)
Peking duck dumplings, Pork & Prawn dumplings, Vegetable dumplings and Beef Dumplings
Calamari with spicy salt
Beef in black bean sauce
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce
Special fried rice
All bookings must be pre-paid
Kadasig No 2 Account
Description: Your Surname & Dumplings Contact Glenys for bookings or information – 0411196395 or [email protected]
Take a moment and think about what camp meant to you as a child. Now try your hardest to imagine you have never been to the beach, never seen the ocean, possibly never left the community you were born into. This is an almost impossible endevour for anyone who has grown up in Australia. Many of us go to the beach all of the time and school camps are a given. To our sponsored children in the Philippines to go the beach is a really special experience and for a lot of Kadasig sponsored children it really is the first time they have ever had the opportunity to go to the beach.
Kadasig camp is different each year but often includes:
Swimming- free time and lessons, many children have never been swimming before
Martial arts classes
Games- eg treasure hunts, relay races
Child development activities- small groups are facilitated by a group leader- often Kadasig graduates.
Although camp is great fun, and filled with a variety of activities it also includes some down time. Children attend skill based sessions as well as those on important issues such as on self worth, child abuse, public speaking, team work and the rights of the child. Each child is given the opportunity and time to talk about anything they like. This is often a time where children can safely disclose any issues or problems that they are experiencing in their lives.
This is a time when the children no longer have to complete their jobs and responsibilities at home, including caring for younger siblings, carrying water up the mountain, working the land. The most talked about memory of camp is that the children are served milk every morning and milk with milo every night! It is a wonderful treat.
You can send a child to camp for just $40. This covers absolutely everything, including transport to and from camp, accommodation, all food, all activities and lessons and ofcourse milk and milo!
One of the wonderful outcomes of camp is that the children meet other sponsored children from different areas of Cebu and wonderful new friendships grow. Consider sending a child to camp today!
If would like to send a child to camp, please transfer $40 to the below account:
Account Name. Kadasig No 1 Account
Account no. 822436380
Transaction Description: Your name and camp eg. “Smith Camp”
If you have any questions about camp please feel free to contact Glenys Gayfer on:
0411 196 395 or
Jephte, one of our soon to graduate sponsor recipients, has had a large area of his family home burnt, the only option being to demolish the house. A staff member has had serious damage to her home also.
Dexter, a past Kadasig sponsor graduate who is now a social worker, has lost everything! He has a family of 3 small children.
Many, many others have lost their homes – 4 children and 1 adult died in the blaze.
They need to start all over again.
Are you able to donate money to assist them?
To deposit with Kadasig the details are: Kadasig Aid & Development, BSB083276, A/c No: 172040420, Reference: Fire
For those who wish a tax deductible receipt please deposit your donation at: ASIAC OS Fund, BSB: 062028, A/c No: 905951, Reference: Fire
As well as sending money we are collecting aid to send over in balikbayan boxes as they have to start from scratch! Please watch this space for updates over the coming days. We will put a list together and will post anything needed as we hear more.
Please contact Glenys: [email protected] or 0411 196 395 for any queries.
Thank you for your support.
The photo to left of Clarice and Ylarmel together. Below Clarice speaks of her memories of Kadasig and the opportunities this presented here with. She says that she now stands with pride thanks to Kadasig as she is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
There were so many laughs and a great atmosphere, a night truly enjoyed by all who attended.
The Little Jeepney put on an amazing spread – with lumpia, beef kaldereta, chicken adobo, BBQ pork skewers and some amazing ube leche cake.
Special thanks to all those who came, and to those who assisted at our event, namely Adrian Rimmer for being our MC and Tom and Iain for all the IT and Trivia assistance.
We would also like to say huge thank you to our sponsors and contributors: Robyn & Peter Desmond, Philippine Tours, Hardie Grant, Crumpler, Arts Centre Melbourne and of course, The Little Jeepney.
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