Early this year, Life Haven conducted its first fund raising to finance some of its necessary expenditures. We sold raffle tickets to our community and friends. In general, it is a very successful activity and we would like to do it again in a much bigger scale.
On the other hand, the Department of Health approved the project proposal submitted by Mr. Abner Manlapaz thru the National Anti-Poverty Commission for Persons with Disabilities. It is a P250,000 worth of project to conduct peer counseling workshops for persons with disabilities. The first workshop participants will be coming from Metro Manila only while the second workshop will be coming from Sta. Rosa Laguna and Cainta Rizal. If there are enough funds, we will also conduct training workshops at Cagayan De Oro and Nueva Ecija. The funds are expected to be released this coming April, 2007.
We also plan to operate an IL Center with regular staffs working in the center. We saw this as a necessity to show to the possible supporters and as well as participants of the training workshops how IL Center works in the community, its benefits, and its necessity to support the life of persons with disabilities especially the severely disabled persons. For this reason, we would like to have it as soon as possible and we already started soliciting support to realize this goal.