The Ati people are the indigenous people of the island of Boracay. They have been displaced by the growth of tourism on the island, making it difficult for them to gain access to basic needs, jobs, and a formal education. Our family's mission is to provide medical and dental services, tuition, and ongoing support for all of the children in the Ati village to empower and give them access to a better way of life.
Be the difference.
I am writing on behalf of my wonderful family members about a project we believe will make an impact and carry on long after we finish. My family and I ( a group of sixty) have been presented with the the unique opportunity to travel to our home country of the Philippines this coming December to assist with the Kamay Project.
The Kamay Project is a service project created by the Global Changers for Christ and the University of Santo Tomas Medical Association. This project is aimed at helping the Ati, a sect of people in the Philippines. The Ati people are the indigenous tribe of the Borocay Island located in the Philippines. Unfortunately, they have been discriminated against and displaced due to their lack of education and skin color. Although Boracy is a tourist hub, any profit or benefit has not been sent towards the Ati people.
This is no ordinary excursion as my family and I are embarking to donate our time, resources and skills to help a people and do a job that many would not like to contribute to. Our mission is to lend a hand with the Global Changers for Christ to meet and serve the needs of the Ati people whether that be medical, dental, or educational.
We will be providing free medical clinics for the children and families in the area and also assisting in prepping the Mission of Love Integrated School for the upcoming year. We also hope to bring basic supplies for the Ati People and build relationships within the local community.
Our endeavors will not be achievable without resources from outside our own family. We ask that you would consider donating any amount, large or small, and positive thoughts and prayers as we are starting to fundraise and plan for this important mission.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our trip and for any support you may choose to give!
Nikki Villarosa and family