On July 3, 2015 representatives from World Vision
and CFO signed a memorandum of agreement at the CFO headquarters. CFO is an agency under the Office of the Philippine President, mandated to promote and uphold the interests, rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos.

From left, CFP-Project Management Division Director Maria Apattad, CFO Chairperson Imelsa Nicolas, World Vision Executive Director Josaias dela Cruz, and World Vision National Resource Development Director Jun Godornes.

World Vision inks partnership with CFO

In a bid to introduce child sponsorship to Filipinos living and working abroad, international child-focused organization World Vision partners with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).

 

CFO is an agency of the government under the Office of the President, mandated to promote and uphold the interests, rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos. Through the partnership CFO will assist World Vision's child sponsorship program by encouraging more Filipinos abroad to support underprivileged children.

 

"We are aware that a huge number of Filipinos abroad are very willing to help those back home, but don't know the means to. Child sponsorship is one concrete and effective way they can help," says World Vision Executive Director Josaias dela Cruz.

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For this partnership, we aim to bring child sponsorship closer to our kababayans abroad. We want to share with them the joy of giving back to the country starting with one child at a time," he adds.

 

For her part, CFO Chairperson Imelda Nicolas expressed her joy for the partnership and hopes for a long-term collaboration with World Vision.

 

"I am so grateful with this partnership. This will give us a chance to engage our Filipinos abroad to be involved in the matters concerning our country, most especially the poverty that affects millions of Filipinos. After all, this is what embodies the Filipino culture most -- bayanihan. Filipinos helping filipinos," says Nicolas.

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