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Our projects

Kids Club 

A safe place for all to belong and grow

Our kids club serves three purposes, to activate, teach, and care for our children. As the pandemic and a super typhoon stole our children's right to attend school for a long time we needed to find an alternative educational program to help many children catch up.

The club has 300 unique children enrolled, some come daily, and others come every weekend. We host 3-12-year-olds and children with special needs such as Down syndrome, autism, and neurological diseases.

 

That makes the Kids Club a unique, safe space in the northen part of Siargao.


Our kids club is open Monday - Saturday and accepts both pre-registered day and long-term volunteers.

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A.T.E. Sewing

A textile empowering atelier

A.T.E. Atelier is a community sewing business aimed at empowering local women by offering free training in needlework, followed by a fair and prosperous workspace where each individual can grow.

All our employees are women from the surrounding town who support their families each and every day. We believe in sustainable practices that empower our community. A.T.E. Atelier creates amazing products such as curtains, bedsheets, bean bags, tote bags and up-cycle pouches.



A.T.E. is open Monday - Saturday and are happy to receive visitors that pre-booked their visit.

Washing Program

The mothers of Burgos: “I would rather spend time with my children than wash our clothes by hand for 12 hours every weekend”.

 

During the super typhoon Odette, all appliances were destroyed making everyday tasks for mothers harder as all had to be done by hand, for example, washing, cooking over an open fire, etc.
As an initiative to ease the burden for our hardworking women, we opened the Washing Program. 

 

This program is offering free access to laundry machines when swapping your segregated trash in our Recycling Art Studio. We aim to help mothers spend more time with their children and lessen their household tasks.

Each month around 65 families access this service and we load those machines almost 700 times per month.

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Free Water Refilling Station 

This initiative was started due to the urge need to access secured and properly tested drinking water after super typhoon Odette. Many children became sick due to being forced into drinking contaminated water, this is something we want to ensure never happens again. Our water station is approved and controlled by the Department of Health (DOH) regularly.

We give away free drinking water Mon-Wed-Fri to an average of 65 families and 12 classrooms, in total 24,000 liters every month.

This program is solely dependent on donations given by our supporters. To keep this program open, we are looking for monthly water sponsors.
 

Recycling Art Studio

Turn trash into treasure

The Studio up-cycles trash into new products. 

We accept soft plastic and styrofoam from locals and businesses, that our studio crew turns into different products such as bean bags, pillows and flower pots which are sold on the island. 

On an average month, we up-cycled 1000 kilogram of plastics. 

By this initiative, N.K.o.S aims to stop as much plastic as possible ending up in the oceans or in dumpsites by turning it into treasure, and at the same time creating employment for the locals.

Recycling Art Studio is re-opening in June 2024 in its new permanent location. We welcome visitors when ready!

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Eco Shop

A plastic free shop

The Shop offers 4 kinds of products and services;
- Souveniers and products made by A.T.E. Atelier and Recycling Art Studio

- Refillable home goods

- Laundry service

- Coffee and snacks

 

The Eco shop accepts payment in cash or "trash-swapping-gift-card" issued by The Recycling Art Studio.
 

With this project, we aim to encourage segregation and stimulate the local economy by offering an alternative way of accessing useful, green products. 

The Eco Shop will open in July, 2024

Do you want to help?

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