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December 2018

Visit of French company Nutriset : Promoting healthy growth for children on FPUA rehabilitation sites

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While the “Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act” (Republic Act 11148) has just been signed by President Duterte, FPUA had the pleasure of accompanying Nutriset on FPUA sites for an initial meeting with the communities of Daanbantayan and Bogo.

The future of these communities is based on the good health of its individuals, particularly pregnant and lactating women, and young children. With the assistance of Nutriset, nutritional solutions can be provided for the “first 1000 days” period of the life covered by the Republic Act 11148.

The term “first 1,000 days” refers to the period from conception to two years of the child. During this period, the child is particularly vulnerable not only because of his natural fragility and his dependence on adults but also because the environment around him, and sometimes the aggression, will influence his future health.

The visit of Nutriset has confirmed the need of “first 1000 days” interventions, supported by evidence from community members that some of their children are stunted and others are reported malnourished. The efforts of the local governments are acknowledged. Short feeding programs have already shown positive results on the children, however so much more need to be done on the long-term.

An independent French family-owned company, Nutriset is a key player in the fight against malnutrition, recognized for its expertise in research in nutrition, the design and manufacture of food products with high nutritional value. Nutriset collaborates with the United Nations, governments, NGOs, academic institutions and civil society – with a unique mandate: to contribute to nutritional autonomy for all.

Since the completion of the rehabilitation sites, FPUA focuses on developing programs in education, health, environment and livelihood. Good nutrition is critical for child physical and mental development as it affects learning and earning capacity and thus education and livelihood opportunities. As FPUA’s goal is to build long-term strong and sustainable FPUA communities, the development of nutrition programs are essentials.

With your support, FPUA can facilitate the implementation of “first 1000 days” projects in the communities of Daanbantayan and Bogo. Awareness raising actions on good hygiene and food practices are already in place, but can be strengthened. Access to specialized products, such as those Nutriset has developed especially for a “first 1000 days” approach, may be possible thanks to your generosity and your contributions.

Contact us now at info@fpua.org.ph to know more about the opportunity to build strong children.

Visit Nutriset website here to know the full range of their products.

Air Liquide Philippines Inc. shares the spirit of Christmas with FPUA community, Agujo, Daanbantayan

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Air Liquide’s corporate foundation attests the Group’s commitment to being a responsible company engaged in long-term philanthropy’s action through four advocacies : Environment, Health / Breathing, Science Education, Local development.
Following the pillars of the Air Liquide Foundation, Air Liquide Philippines has a very active Corporate Social Responsibility. The French and leading industrial gas supplier in the country is currently sponsoring FPUA educational assistance program.

This project aims to support high school children of the FPUA rehabilitation sites located in Daanbantayan, Cebu. With this sustainable scholarship program, Air Liquide gives students the opportunity to have access to quality education and a step closer to achieve their dreams and those of their families.

Last December 6, Atty. Katrina Nicdao, Manager, Corporate Affairs and Legal, at Air Liquide Philippines visited FPUA scholars in Daanbantayan.

Not only, she visited but she also brought gifts on behalf of the company and treated the scholars to a local famous fast-food chain.

Thank you so much Air Liquide Philippines!

If you want to know more about the project and sponsor scholars too, contact us at info@fpua.org.ph

Position available : Project Coordinator Intern

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Looking for an internship experience in International Development? Join us at FPUA! Apply now.

Please note that this is an internship position and we are looking for students as part of their OJTs to fill this position.

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate with partner communities, NGOs, and government agencies for the development of projects
• Research data for project proposals (e.g. online tools, calls, emails, others)
• Create project proposals
• Contact potential funding partners for specific projects
• Communicate progress to the Executive Director
• Update and maintain individual, foundations, NGOs, and corporate records.
• Research on Corporate Social Responsibility to create short articles for FPUA social media and website
• Handle FPUA email address
• Assist in the organization of events/activities: invitations, logistic, registration.
• Maintain confidentiality of all records and information in accordance with internal policies and privacy laws.
• The intern will also provide support to the Executive Director of FPUA when needed.

Send your resume at info@fpua.org.ph