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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services

Mission: Children have many rights including the right to an adequate standard of living, health care, education & services, to play & recreation. These include a balanced diet, a warm bed to sleep in, access to schooling and safe places to play. The ANDAKIDZ MISSION is: To recognise the rights of children in Anda, Bohol, Philippines and provide goods and services through the local community that will improve the lives of children in the poorest families and ultimately reduce child poverty in the area.

Results: More than 1500 books delivered to 18 kindergartens 1500 solar lights installed in poor/dark homes Thousands of gift bags and boxes delivered to needy families Numerous volunteer projects organised to educate and entertain. Read more at www.facebook.com/andakidz

Target demographics: poor children and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Estimated 10,000

Geographic areas served: Anda, Bohol, Philippines

Programs: Solar light installations in dark homes. Day care center support with books, chairs, school materials Child and family support with home improvements

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jacob F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is full of hope, goodwill, compassion and idealism! We have been helping the last 2 days with building and painting things at the center - it looks promising already, we're sure it will be a fantastic place for the kids when its done. We got Andakidz recommended by a friend, and comming here without knowing much about it was really a nice and welcoming experience! Robin and Birgit (and their lovely kids) has really been sweet and helpfull and the local people of the town are really accomodating! This is for sure a nice place to spend some days, because you easily blend in and go with the flow!
Love from Mathilda & Jacob

2 Agustin M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im just speechless. No one can imagine the good feeling when u meet so nice families, work and future goals. Providence make us meet this proyect and...we are so.happy to be able to give them some of our time and effort. Beach? Swimm? Drink beers on a bar? Yes, but after spending a week with this wonderfull proyect i feel those things useless and nonsense. This is the one of the best thing anyone can do while visiting Phillipines.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I knew Robin (the project 'driver') as a business partner, and I'm not surprised to see Andakids succeeding. With his energy and imagination behind it, it's an initiative that is going to work! Instead of paying for Christmas cards, I send that money - and try to get everyone on my Christmas letter list to do the same.

2 Eda_

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Birgit and Robin with Andakiz are doing great job in Anda. We spent great time with them this year and will go back again in 2015. It is great opportnity to enjoy vacation and do some volunteer work at the same time.
I would recommend Andakiz to anyone, who is interested in helping children and families in need.

5 L.A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to know about AndaKidz from the director of the foundation, Robin, at a conference. I found the projects worthwhile so without hesitations, I decided to help out & considered it my next destination. By the time of this writing, 4 days from now, I've stayed here for one month already as a volunteer and is planning to stay as long as time allows me to. It has been a great experience & a pleasure to be here helping out the foundation's endeavors & sharing the experiences with fellow volunteers & locals of Anda. I might still stay longer than expected since Andakidz is worth spending your time, efforts, money, talents/skills,etc. Some of my friends from other places are also reaching out when I shared to them about AndaKidz. We hope that there will be more help coming in & they will definitely go a long way. Helping out AndaKidz Is not just a unique holiday experience for me but is also a life changing one.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Meet with Robin today of ANDAKIDZ and had a great conversation about the organization he and his wife set up for helping the people of Anda, particularly the children. Hospitable and knowledgeable. Has a big heart and passion for helping those less fortunate! Thank you for choosing Anda!! The people of this town appreciate all that you are doing!!! We look forward to the exciting things you will be doing !! Keep it up!!!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Robin does some very valuable things to help the community of Anda. Long term help with the bottles of light that bring light into the dark houses during the day. And by building a new community centre. But Andakidz also just put a smile on kids faces by organizing fun activities which I luckily became part of one day. Keep up the good work the people of Anda deserve it!!

1 Mafiaboy M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to know first about ANDAKIDZ from my parents, who founded TAFIAS, a local partner of ANDAKIDZ. We appreciate the effort of Mr. Robin and family, the volunteers for helping the ANDAKIDZ, and to the Andahanon community for giving them the hope of living a better life. I am all the way of supporting ANDAKIDZ vision and mission.
I am already making a move on collecting goods and raising money for the benefits of the organization.

1 Tripti R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came to know about Robin's & ANDAKIDZ' work few months back. We connected through the common cause we have been actively working in different countries - Liter of Light and it gives me great pleasure to say ANDAKIDZ is really going miles to make the difference. I and my organisation Liter of Light Bangalore, support the organisation in spirit wholeheartedly. Thankyou for the amazing work you guys do!

1 Ele K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a plan to find a place to join a voluteer work with turtles somewhere. My friends introduced me to Andakidz - they had good contacts for me. I listened about their doings with Anda familys and their fantastic projects. My company Henkel & Schwartzkopf gives opportunity to support this kind of doings in the world - I felt I like to help Andakidz at first. We will be very proud and happy if Playcenter with library for Anda children will be ready in February 2015. Culture comes!!