Sun Life Foundation partners with NVC to bring nutrition and education to displaced Marawi children

Thank you, Sun Life Foundation for helping us bring the sun and life to the children of families who fled their homes due to the violence that ravaged the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao. Sun Life’s contribution will feed 623 children with daily Mingo Meals for six months, and upgrade a learning center for 120 children hungry for school in two Marawi resettlement villages.

Riza Mantaring, chairperson of Sun Life Foundation, hands over a symbolic check to Millie Kilayko, president of NVC Foundation, and Milette Regalado, NVC executive director. They are with (left to right) Sun Life Foundation’s Karen Casas (trustee), Alex Narciso (president), and Yahmin Mattison (trustee).

Learning center for displaced children of Marawi, upgraded by Sun Life Foundation

NVC’s field officer, Alyne Batano, fields the mothers of children enrolled in the Mingo Meals feeding program. After this, 623 children in two temporary shelter facilities for those who fled Marawi will begin their daily Mingo dose to calm their hungry stomachs and give them a nutritional boost for 180 days.

Bottoms up at at Balay Pag-asa resettlement site in Marawi City, one of the two locations where the Mingo feeding program will take place.

Hungry as they were, the children of Bakwit Village couldn’t wait for their Mingo Meals to be hydrated in water even though the process would have been fast because Mingo is instant. And the smiles in their eyes after their first taste? That’s all the reward we need to ever receive.