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    Weʼve raised £5,115 to Helping to Change Lives and Build Communities in the Philippines

    Manila, NCR, Philippines
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    This October, four of us will be heading to the Philippines on the trip of a lifetime. But this will be no holiday: we’re going to meet up with a bunch of other like-minded souls to build homes and communities for those less fortunate than ourselves. Our flights are booked, we’ve had our jabs and all that’s left now is to get ready for five days which we’re sure will change all of our lives.

    One community at a time

    We’re flying out as part of Trend Micro’s Home Building programme. Co-founders Steve and Jenny Chang started working with local charity Gawad Kalinga – which means “to give care” in English – in recognition of our employer’s 20-year anniversary. Gawad Kalinga’s approach to eliminating poverty is more than a quick fix solution: it’s based on the idea that by providing basic housing for local people we can create something more sustainable and long-lasting. Build enough homes and you end up creating whole villages and communities.

    While out there we’ll be doing everything from digging wells to mixing cement and plastering, sifting sand and carrying rocks – all in sticky, sweaty conditions reaching up to 34C. It’s not all about house building, however: we’ll also be farming and landscaping the local area and visiting local families.

    We’ve got a lot to live up to. Previous groups of volunteers on the programme in 2013 helped build homes for 85 local families – effectively an entire village – as well as hand out sweets to the local kids and teach some important lessons about hygiene to keep them all fit and healthy.

    The phrase “make a difference” has become something of a cliché today, but for us, that’s exactly what this trip is all about. We can all be a bit guilty of taking for granted the benefits of living in a developed country. We sometimes forget that there are many families living hand to mouth who don’t even have a permanent place to call home.

    This programme represents a fantastic opportunity to take part in something that could genuinely change lives for the better, for those most in need.

    Eva- I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to take part in Trend Micro’s Homebuilding Project and to have been given the chance to make positive, long term, sustainable change. Please give generously so we can make a real impact!

    Chris- Excited yet nervously anticipating what’s to come. Something I’ve wanted to do since joining Trend Micro. Great to be on board with this group and be involved in a project where I can impact people’s lives.

    Adam - I absolutely love to travel and experience different cultures so this trip is an incredible opportunity to do what I love doing and give back to those less privileged by helping with the Trend Micro Home Building Programme. Having had my first child 2 years ago being able to give my family a good quality of life is so important and helping the poor is something I'm very passionate about doing. I hope we can really give something back by being a part of this initiative and make a difference to the lives of these people.

    Stu - I'm incredibly lucky to have great family, friends and work which many don't even have a roof over their heads; Trend Micro Home Building Project is a way to give something back to those that aren't able or don't have access to the basic privileges we do. I'm sure, with your support, we can change the lives of many

    Wish us luck and please take a moment to donate to this great cause. Every pound makes a difference!

    Thank you!

    Eva, Chris, Adam and Stu



    • Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam6 years ago
      Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

      Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

      6 years ago

      Some of the care packages and other photos :)

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    • Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam6 years ago
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      Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

      6 years ago

      So... we're back .. we will be posting an update on what and how far the donations went within the next few weeks. Please see the amazing photos of the difference it has made in the meantime!

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    • Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam6 years ago
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      Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

      6 years ago

      Just dropping a few photos to show you how we’re getting on ! A chunk of the donations by the way have already purchased ‘care packages’ consisting of clothes/food/snacks/games/sanitary/health items etc (essentially a big shopping trolley) ..90 times .. for 90 families. There’s loads more to do, we’re on it !

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    6 years ago

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    • Chris Dawson

      Chris Dawson

      Nov 9, 2017

      Well done, Team!


    • Billy Mullen

      Billy Mullen

      Oct 30, 2017

      Well done Stu, Adam, Chris & Eva.


    • Paul Rickards

      Paul Rickards

      Oct 27, 2017

      Superb work guys x see you soon


    • Jennifer Stone

      Jennifer Stone

      Oct 27, 2017

      Amazing job guys!

    • Mukesh    e92plus

      Mukesh e92plus

      Oct 26, 2017

      Fantastic cause. Well done guys. All the best from e92plus.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 25, 2017


    • James Moore

      James Moore

      Oct 24, 2017

      Hope you guys had a great time!


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    Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

    Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam

    Manila, NCR, Philippines

    A small team of 4 (Eva, Chris, Stu & Adam) from Trend Micro UK will be joining the October Home Building Project in the Philippines. Please support and donate what you can.

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