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1Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc. (GVSP)
2‘It is terrible to SEE and have no VISION.’ --Helen Keller
3GVSP PurposeThe Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc. is the volunteering program of the Gualandi mission for the Deaf whose purpose is to train and form volunteers and/or lay Missionaries so as to augment human resources for the delivery of service to the Deaf Community.
4GVSP BackgroundGVSP is an independent entity and was duly registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in April GVSP is a member of Volunteer Organizations, Information Coordination and Exchange Commission, Inc (VOICE Network) and Organization of Rehabilitation Agencies
5GVSP BackgroundGVSP has a religious background since it was originally formed from Catholic beginnings.Whilst GVSP has religious principles and many volunteers teach about religion as an organization it is open to other religions and those who do not believe.
6Our VisionA group of volunteers who want to be able to share a love-life relationship as a friend and Sister/Brother of the Deaf.
7Our MissionTo enable the Deaf to grow and develop as independent, integrated, fully human and empowered citizens in the hearing society and in the Church through volunteering efforts
8GVSP Core ValuesThe GVSP aims to train and form volunteers with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to become competent and creative people; who are open to change; having a deep sense of justice and faith expressed in their concern and commitment to the service of the disadvantaged especially the Deaf.
10ObjectivesGVSP provides a system for recruitment, assessment and screening, training and formation, placement monitoring and regular evaluation for the volunteers. The main aim is to help the volunteers to:
11Deepen her/his acceptance of self and others and to develop the inner freedom to make a responsible commitment as volunteers.
12Develop his/her being as a person for others in relationships with the Deaf, fellow volunteers and people in general.
13Deepen the volunteers desire to serve and love unconditionally so as to intensify her/his appreciation and exercise of her/his volunteer involvement especially with the Deaf.
14Provide a support system and continuing education for volunteers.
16Volunteer Work and Placement Sites GVSP has two types of volunteer programmes.Short-Term Volunteering – Refers to the quarterly volunteering programme covering a period of at least 48 hours but no more than 90 days.Long-Term Volunteering – Refers to the one-year volunteer placement programmes for different hosts/partner organizations/instiutions.
17What the Volunteers doOur short and long term volunteers work by helping and assisting in different programmes, fields and areas of concern such as:
25Facilitators and Coordinators for seminars, workshops, retreats, recollections and Deaf camps.
26Basic Facts and Current Issues High prevalence/incidence of Deafness in the Philippines. Ratio is as high as 2-3: 1000 Filipinos. As of June 2005 the Philippines has a total population of 86 million Filipinos with more than 350,000 Deaf people in the Philippines.Deaf people are greatly marginalized due to lack of accessibility and basic services for the Deaf in the PhilippinesThere is great need of human resource when it come to programs and projects for the Deaf
27Basic Facts and Current issues In the recent nationwide survey and case monitoring on the incidence of physical and sexual abuse to Deaf children conducted by The Philippine Deaf Resource Center, statistics would show that 65-70% of Deaf boys and girls are being molested.According to the study conducted by Lyer and Fortunato in 2005 out of 60 Deaf respondents in Manila and Cebu, one out of three Deaf women has been raped. In a separate study conducted by De Guzman in 2002, 32 Deaf women respondents in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; 72% were abused or battered, and 63% of them were abused by their own fathers.
29Basic facts and Current issues There is a need to organize and manage volunteers for effective and efficient delivery of basic services to the DeafVolunteering is not simply something that we do for others. Our own values and humanity are at stake: “We are what we give.”
30Deteriorating and Insuffiency of physical resources
31Scarcity of FundsSustainance and Replication of Filipino Sign Language Local news Interpretation at ABS-CBN TV Patrol Central Visayas and to neighboring regional networks( First in the Philippines)Deaf Child Sexual Abuse Prevention ProgramDeaf Women and children empowerment
32Scarcity of Funds Learning and Study center for Deaf students ICT multimedia and training centerDeaf Sports Development programDeaf performing Arts program
33Points to Ponder“I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I woke and saw that life was but service. I serve and understood that service is joy.” --Rabindranath Tagore
34COME AND JOIN US! IF YOU ARE: Flexible Open-minded Willing to serve Have a good sense of justiceCommitted and dedicatedWilling to be an agent for changeWilling to learn and unlearn thingsWilling to make a difference in the Deaf community