More YBHF yellow boats sailing across the country PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 June 2014 12:44

What started as colored yellow boats of Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation (YBHF) to help children of offshore community Layag-Layag in Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City, go to school dry and safe is now spreading all over our country. YBHF donated 600 hundreds of YBHF yellow boats to fisher folks of Samar and Tacloban affected by Typhoon Yolanda last month. Before this, YBHF yellow boats were also donated in Luzon and other parts of Mindanao.  We will see also more YBHF yellow boats soon in nearby Sta. Cruz Island to help in the livelihood of the Badjaos living there.

What is more admirable with YBFH, aside from yellow boats, it also sponsor scholars, donate school supplies and build classrooms, conduct medical and dental missions, and teach livelihood programs to help communities stand on its own. It does not only teach its beneficiaries “to catch the fish”, it attends to its other primary needs like education and health too.

This noble humanitarian endeavor of YBHF has caught international attention leading to more supporters and donors.  More generous people all over the world including successful businessmen and popular personalities, private and civic organizations, are helping build more yellow boats to be donated in communities where they are needed badly. Some don’t only help financially; they even personally go and turn-over the yellow boats they financed to be built like the International School of Singapore. Recent donors are popular movie actor Piolo Pascual and inspirational speaker/author Francis Kong. YBHF projects has been recognized with international and national awards.

View, like and share the Yellow Boat Foundation Facebook account so it can sail in more “shores” (Facebook accounts of others).   YBFH philosophy is “The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot do is to give light at night. It shows no one is superior by size but by purpose. If we cannot do great things, we can do small things in a great way. Little things make a big difference to God."

By Dante Corteza