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SYDNEY Kadasig Fundraising Dinner

Do you live in NSW and always wish you could make it to a Kadasig Fundraising Event? Well now is your chance! We are so excited to host a fundraising event in Sydney in May when we will be welcoming FOUR VIP guests visiting from the Philippines.

Emely, the Kadasig head social worker will be visiting with three very important members of the Kadasig team, Jepthe, Cesar and Arnold. They will be in Australia for just a short visit and we want to give as many people as possible the chance to meet them. So we will be hosting two dinners in their honour! One in Melbourne and one in Sydney.

Read on for details about the Sydney dinner. CLICK HERE for details regarding the Melbourne dinner.

Come along to hear all about Kadasig from the staff who run the programs on the ground and enjoy a delicious Thai banquet meal.

Saturday 26th May, 2018

7pm

Pron Prohm Thai Restaurant

$60 per head

Please contact Glenys Gayfer to book or for more information on:

0411 196 395 or

[email protected]

Payment can be made to:

Account Name. Kadasig No 2 Account

Account no. 172040420

BSB. 083276

Transaction Description: Your name and DINNER eg. “Smith 2x dinner”

Please note this event is pre paid. So book TODAY!

We hope to see you there!

2018 Annual Kadasig Fundraising Dinner

The 2018 Kadasig Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held earlier this year. We are so pleased to host the event in May when we will be welcoming FOUR VIP guests visiting from the Philippines.

Emely, the Kadasig head social worker will be visiting with three very important members of the Kadasig team, Jepthe, Cesar and Arnold. They will be in Australia for just a short visit and we want to give as many people as possible the chance to meet them. So we will be hosting two dinners in their honour! One in Melbourne and one in Sydney.

Read on for details about the Melbourne dinner. CLICK HERE for details regarding the Sydney dinner.

The theme this year is Sponsorship- Our Stories. Come along to hear all about Kadasig from the staff who run the programs on the ground and enjoy games, fundraising activities and a Filipino dinner including Filipino delicacy- lechon (spit roast pig)! There will be other food options too, but please be sure to let us know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary requirements.

Saturday 19th May, 2018

7pm-10pm

St Francis Xavier Hall, Montmorency

$50 per adult

$20 per child

Please contact Glenys Gayfer to book or for more information on:

0411 196 395 or

[email protected]

Payment can be made to:

Account Name. Kadasig No 2 Account

Account no. 172040420

BSB. 083276

Transaction Description: Your name and DINNER eg. “Smith 2x dinner”

Please note this event is pre paid. So book TODAY!

We hope to see you there!

2018 Kadasig Fundraising Dinners! That’s right there are TWO!

We are so excited to announce that in May this year we will be welcoming FOUR VIP guests visiting from the Philippines.

Emely, the Kadasig head social worker will be visiting with three very important members of the Kadasig team, Jepthe, Cesar and Arnold. They will be in Australia for just a short visit and we want to give as many people as possible the chance to meet them. So we will be hosting two dinners in their honour! One in Melbourne and one in Sydney.

Each year Kadasig host an Annual Dinner in Melbourne, you may be expecting this event later in the year but we have brought it forward to ensure our guests of honour are here to share it with you all. So don’t miss out!

Come along to support Kadasig, meet the VIP guests and hear more about what Kadasig is all about. Both events are pre paid. So book TODAY!

For more information on the MELBOURNE EVENT CLICK HERE

For more information on the SYDNEY EVENT CLICK HERE

2018 Kadasig Camp is fast approaching!

Did you know that Kadasig hosts a camp for our sponsorsed children? At the end of every school year, during the summer break the Kadasig centre staff take the sponsored children and young adults away for six days. 

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 

    Dance lessons 

    Martial arts classes

    Games- eg treasure hunts, relay races

    Leadership activities

    Child development activities- small groups are facilitated by a group leader- often Kadasig graduates.

Many of the activities are facilitated by Kadasig staff and graduates. However for specific activities specialist teachers are brought in, for example qualified swimming teachers.

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

    BSB. 083276

    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

[email protected]

Fire has destroyed homes of our Kadasig family- URGENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED

On Sunday the 14th of January, 2018, a fire blazed in the community of Pasil, Cebu City razing 300 homes and affecting more than 1,000 people. Some of the members of the Kadasig community live in this area and have sadly lost their homes and have been displaced. Read more about the blaze here…

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.

Merry Christmas from Kadasig

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. Thank you for all of your support and contributions to Kadasig and the children of the Philippines in 2017. We look forward to new adventures with you next year. 

2017 Christmas Hamper Drive – YOU DID IT!

UPDATE (20/12/2017): Thank you and congratulations to the Kadasig Community for your incredible support this Christmas. We have sold 212 Christmas Hampers! Well and truely over our target of 160 and more than we have ever sold before. Thank You, THANK YOU! So many families will have a wonderful Christmas day thanks to you.

Kadasig Aid & Development are excited to announce the 2017 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:

    A piglet, sty & set up – $60

    Solar lights for security – $10 each

    Medical care – $30

    House repairs – $50

    Summer camp – $40

When you use our gift vouchers to gift something to your loved one, not only will you give warm Christmas fuzzies to someone you know, you’ll be helping to alleviate poverty for good.

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

Please note if you are a Kadasig Sponsor and would like to purchase a Christmas Hamper in particular for your sponsor child and their family, please let us know.

Congratulations to the Kadasig Graduates of 2017!

The Philippine school year has just ended and we would like to take this opportunity to say a great big WELL DONE to our two college graduates for 2017, Clarice and Ylarmel.

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.

In addition:

  • 14 Kadasig sponsored children have completed Secondary School.
  • 22 Kadasig sponsored children have completed Primary School.

  • Thank you to our dedicated sponsors for making this possible!

    Japanese FEAST Fundraising Dinner

    Thank you to everyone who came along to the all-you-can-eat fundraising feast earlier this year. What a wonderful night and money raised went to purchasing solar lights.

    Watch this little photo collage here:

    Kadasig Trivia Night- A huge success!

    We had an amazing fundraising event on Saturday 15 October at the St Francis Xavier School Hall in Montmorency – our first Trivia Night.

    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.

    For more great photos CLICK HERE!