Improving environmental and human health in Gilutungan Island
Cordova, Cebu December 11 - December 20, 2019
Volunteer project: The Local Government of Barangay Gilutungan, Cordova will host this volunteer project in order to support the existing program of the community that focuses on solid waste management and educating the locals about proper waste disposal and other related activities that may help the improvement of the current environmental situation of the community. In this project volunteers will help raise environmental awareness and will be an inspiration to locals. Health and nutrition activities will likewise be undertaken during this project to improve the health and hygiene of the local community.
The international volunteers will take part in activities such as:
- Environmental activities like coastal/marine clean-up, making garbage disposal area and advocacy
- Assisting in the provision of nutrition, health care and wellness to local children and youth
- Interacting with local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities
- Cultural exchange through music, games, food, language, etc.
Leisure time: Gilutungan Island is surrounded with white sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters where volunteers can swim anytime of the day. There's also several rich natural marine sanctuaries. Volunteers could opt to go for island hopping and enjoy snorkeling or diving, etc. Volunteers can also choose to visit various cultural heritage sites in Mactan Island and Cebu City or experience other eco-tourism adventures like canyoneering, caving, trekking, etc. activities around the island of Cebu.
Accommodation: The international participants will be accommodated in a bungalow house made of bamboo. Supply of electricity is only available from 7 pm to 10 pm powered by a generator. Water supply is also very limited in the island. No shower, pale and water dipper is available in the bathroom. Personal sleeping bag is needed. Filipino food will be served.
Location: Gilutungan Island is one of the poor island barangay of Cordova. Cordova is located in Mactan Island, near the centre east coast of the Province of Cebu and compromises the Island of Mactan. Gilutungan Island is a tiny but populous island and among the most disadvantaged islands in the town of Cordova, Cebu. The island is rich in marine and natural resources but suffers from overpopulation, very limited electricity and water supply and lack of proper garbage and waste disposal system.
Terminal: Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City or Mandaue City
Nearest airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.