“Eight thousand miles away, our program volunteers send their greetings to all of you,” Stanley Yu said cheerfully as he and a group of volunteers stood on a hillside in the Bicol region. Stanley is Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding Director in the Philippines.
In response, the group of volunteers shouted, “Mabuhay!” — a phrase which translates to, “Live long!” in Filipino.
Convoy of Hope stays in close contact with team members around the world, but had to keep international travel to a minimum in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, local staff hosted a “virtual visit” to the Philippines so they could keep their teammates in the U.S. updated on the initiatives they oversee.
The virtual visit included an opportunity to meet with Convoy of Hope’s team in the Philippines, question and answer sessions, commentary from our national director and in-country team members, interviews with program participants and volunteers, and updates on programmatic activities.
“This is representative of thousands of lives all across the Philippines — and for that matter, for the world in Convoy’s global work,” Kevin Rose, Convoy’s Senior Director of Partner Relations, said.
Convoy of Hope is incredibly grateful for those who support this work in the Philippines and around the world. To support Convoy and change the lives of people who have limited opportunity, click here.