Each weekend throughout the month of November, teams from different Woh Hup (Private) Limited sites around Singapore made their way to the Dr. Jose Rizal Gawad Kalinga Village in the Philippines to help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
Unfazed by sudden downpours or the blaze of the Filipino sun, Woh Hup staff mixed, shovelled, paved, poured, hammered, and painted. Working with the beneficiaries of their hard work, staff laid the foundations of the houses only centimetres from the tents that the families called home for the past 2 years.
With Woh Hup’s donation and hard work, 10 more families were given the chance to experience life in a stable homestead with proper sanitation, shelter and privacy.
Helping families displaced by Typhoon Pedring
The Dr. Jose Rizal GK Village is home to many displaced families in the Philippines. As you enter the village, you will notice a stark contrast between the existing Gawad Kalinga (GK) houses and the tents for victims of Typhoon Pedring.
GK’s vision is to build a nation empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a notion made up of caring and sharing communities dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity.
To do this, GK aims to provide land for the landless, homes for the homeless and food for the hungry.
Woh Hup donated SGD$30,000 towards building 10 homes, as well as the manpower necessary to build the homes.
Edwin Lee (Video Production)
Ynigo Santos (Photography)
Denny Antonino (Video Production & Photography)
" The added advantage of doing it together as a group, working together in Singapore and here, is that you learn certain lessons about cooperation and you gain some mutual respect…everything we complain about in the past just seems so trivial compared to what these people are going through and it has changed a lot. It changed me a lot, definitely. "
Flint and Battery