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CraigBolland

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Review for LINGAP CHILDRENS FOUNDATION, Jackson, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My encounter with the Lingap foundation is perhaps a little different. I became aware of a situation with youth homelessness in Ormoc city, Leyte. In trying to find more information about the social support available there, the name of the Lingap foundation kept coming up over and over.

So I contacted the Lingap foundation looking for information about social services available in Ormoc, and John replied to me very generously, in detail, and over a period of some days.

The point I would like to make is that the Lingap foundation is not only providing a very unique mission in it's local area, but it is also exceeding it's mandate by providing information to interested parties about the broader situation in surrounding areas. The flow-on effects of this are doubtless hard to quantify, but are extremely important.

Thanks to John, I achieved a much clearer understanding of the situation throughout the region, and was put in touch with the people most likely to help. Through this I have learned:

That the Lingap foundation is providing a unique and vital service to these poor children in an area where there is next to no other social support for vulnerable kids. I'm not prone to hyperbole, but can honestly say that my impression of the Lingap foundation is that of a small, single light shining in the middle of a dark field.

That the mission of the Lingap foundation rightly emphasizes education as a way of breaking the cycles of poverty.

That this is a rare and unique effort in this particular part of the world.

That the impacts of that effort extend well beyond it's geographical and operational mandate, as in my case.

I highly, highly commend John for his generosity and passion, and the Lingap foundation for providing a beachhead of hope. May the momentum be supported and grow.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I received information and referral assistance.