Video: The Yellow Boat Project


It started with a post in a Facebook wall over a year ago. Jay felt so much compassion upon learning that some kids in Zamboanga needed to swim about a kilometer everyday just to make it to school. That was sometime October 30, 2010. It moved him so much that he asked for help in building a boat for these kids. Jay Jaboneta shared the good news of the first boat sometime April . The first boat was actually out March 27, 2011.

It touched me so much that I posted “A facebook wall post that changed the lives of 200 kids in Zamboanga” on April 11 , 2011. It has gone beyond 200 kids. Three communities have been helped with this project and a lot more need help.

A video now shows the story of how the little movement called Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids spurred the creation of hundreds of yellow boats in the Philippines with yellow boat communities in Layag-Layag, Zamboanga City; Isla Mababoy, Masbate; and Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.

I am so proud of Jay Jaboneta. Watch this video and be moved as much as I was.

Today, the movement is more popularly known as the Yellow Boat Project because the organization builds boats that ferry children to school.

Find out how you can help by visiting http://www.facebook.com/philippine.funds.

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Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 54 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.
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