IsraAID Country Director Netanel Nisan recently held a bloggers conference at Barbara's Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila to announce their expansion of operations in the Philippines.
IsraAID plans to expand its operations in the Philippines which originally initiated only at Tacloban and Ormoc when their IsraAID emergency response team arrive din the country to provide post-tragedy assistance after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. Since then, they provided medical care, relief, aid, livelihood support and psycho-social support, in addition to reconstruction projects of health centers and school buildings.
Their assistance from ranged from food security and agricultural livelihood assistance and training (such as protective structures and dripping irrigation), to mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS programs) for the people of Tacloban and Ormoc, where they trained community leaders and educators so that the knowledge remained within the community for further sharing among each other and new beneficiaries for a more sustainable approach in the recovery efforts.
Netanel highlights the further need for psycho-social support to deal with the trauma that the survivors are still enduring from the 2013 tragedy where many of them lost families, relatives, livelihood and properties.
They collaborate with institutions and government agencies like the local Department of Education.
Included in the photo is Barbara Gordon Delos Reyes, sister of Butch Gordon and mother of JC Delos Reyes (who previously ran for President of the Philippines, as well as Senator, in separate election years, is part of the IsraAID Board together with three other members. Barbara's brother, Richard "Dick" Gordon, was successful in his ran for Senator this year 2016.
Below is our exclusive interview with Netanel after he bloggers conference. Please watch out for our video coverage of his entire talk during his presentation that will be uploaded soon at our YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas
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