When CCF ceased working in Cebu in Emely was approached by the GSS to co-ordinate the Kadasig Parents Association (KAPAI) which had been formed by the GSS. It was at that time that the connection with Australia and KAPAI, which was a very small program at that time, was developed further and has grown to what it is today.
Kadasig has gone on to maintain & grow the educational sponsorship program and expand into livelihood, the purchasing of land, parent & child development and Friendship School programs. This has all been done by Emely with her great knowledge, experience and commitment to assist those in need.
Emely has a wonderful ability to negotiate with all parties where necessary to make sure that things run as smoothly as possible with community participation. Emely is a great believer in the community working together and that is the basis of the Kadasig programs.
Kadasig is extremely fortunate to have Emely managing the Centre in Cebu and all its many areas of operation. We are thrilled to have her here in Australia with Jepthe (read about Jephte here) to attend the World Conference on Social Work, Education & Social Development and to have been selected to give a paper on their work. Congratulations and enjoy your stay and meeting with all your Australian friends Emely.
If you would like to meet Emely at one of the events here while she is here contact Glenys on [email protected] or 0411 196 395. Emely will be speaking of her work at the Annual Kadasig Dinner on July 19th read more here.