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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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