Being a small child does not stop you from making big impacts.
In a typical year twenty typhoons hit the Philippines, 5 of which are disastrous. In 2020, the Philippines has so far received 22 typhoons and counting, bringing devastating flooding to many regions and making the work of the foundation more vital than ever.
The 32nd West Kowloon Brownies pack of Hong Kong decided to raise funds for The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation. The brownies of the 32nd West Kowloon pack voted the Yellow Boat of Hope (YBH) Foundation for the cause they wanted to support as part of completing a Brownies ‘venture’. To complete the venture, they had to either exercise their skills in a way that could help other people or support a community initiative or charity.
From the YBH Foundation’s roots of just providing yellow boats, we have branched out a range of community livelihood programs in addition to meeting various education needs. These include providing school supplies, scholarships, medical/dental missions and even funding structures such as classrooms, schools, dormitories and bridges.
The brownies of 32nd West Kowloon were inspired and impressed when they learned about the work we have done. As a response, they designed and ran a fund-raising stall at the Australian International School fair. The girls decided a budget, made a shopping list and then prepared and cooked coconut balls. On one side of the stall girls showed students at the school how to tie different knots they had learned and on the other side they sold the coconut balls. The girls were delighted when they met their sales target of $HK1500, which is enough money to buy a self-paddled yellow boat.
Well done, brownies! We have received your donation. We are very grateful and proud of you as we know you are to yourselves! A heartfelt thanks to all the parents and helpers who also volunteered to give their time and assistance to make the results possible. Your efforts will not be in vain, our communities will surely have a better future because of you.
Let us keep hope sailing.