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.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 11 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and online media publishing and over 21 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle) keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Scrap Pork Network. I do not support or belong to any political party . Family friends with House Representative Pia Cayetano and Former Senator Alan P. Cayetano. I did not vote for any presidential candidate in the 2016 elections.

Updated July 30, 2017

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