Nov 18, 2013

Delivering Food to Philippine Typhoon Victims

In addition to the donation drive spearheaded by the Ateneo de Manila University for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines), a relief campaign is being promoted by Sherilyn Siy Tan, a Sylff fellow who completed her master’s at Ateneo in 2007.

She has recently been granted a Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI) award to organize a community conference to discuss the possibility of promoting food donation to improve food security for those in need in the Philippines. The devastating typhoon struck while she was preparing her SLI project. Second Harvests Japan & Asia, with whom she is organizing the conference, are responding to the needs of the survivors by distributing food and water.

The Tokyo Foundation supports Sherilyn’s efforts to promote the relief campaign undertaken by Second Harvests Japan & Asia. You, too, can pitch in by making donation online.

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