As a general intruduction:
We recognized, that there are as well people around, who are interesed in our project but do not speak much German. In our technical world, there are translaters availalble, but we thought it would be a nice idea to at least provide some info and/or summaries of the German page to you. English is not our native language - so we beg your pardon if not all is perfect.
As we only just started, the number or articles will be increasing over the coming months. So lets start here with a kind of copy of our Fatima header page.
The Fatima Center is located in the south of the main island of Luzon in the Philippines, in Bicol, one of the poorest regions of the country, about 10 hours by bus from the capital Manila.
The children's home was founded and run by two nuns (Sister Felicitas and Sister La Salette) in 1975. Orphans, children from the poorest families, abused, mistreated and malnourished children were admitted. They attended public school and were able to find a home at the Fatima Centre.
Usually, the Fatima Centre provides a home for about 100 children and some families. There is a kindergarten and the children are provided with school education in the home's own school from "Elementary" to grade 12 of "High School". The school is attended by more than 600 students. Besides the children of the Fatima Centre, children from the surrounding area also attend the school. However, since Covid came in, the number is only half of the usal number currently.
The Fatima Centre is a non-governmental institution and is financed by the sale of its own products (own pig breeding, rice, vegetable and fruit cultivation, fish breeding, goats, chickens) and donations. In emergency situations (typhoons, floods, ...) it offers shelter, food and clothing to affected people in the area.
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