THE Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. is right on track in the construction of its state-of-the-art Child Care Residential Home that will soon rise in Indangan, Buhangin District, Davao City.
Last May, a ground-breaking ceremony was held and was led by CJFI’s founding president Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy together with the CJFI staff to mark the beginning of the construction.
Significant changes can be seen since the groundbreaking.
Eyeing for a Level 3 Accreditation from the Department of Social Welfare and Develoment, the three-storey building is envisioned to house modern facilities and recreational amenities that will give seamless comfort and luxurious feeling to the children.
Incomparable. Unique. Majestic.
These are just few words from Engineer Rafael Panti as he described the concrete-steel structured Child Care Residential Home that the beneficiaries will soon witness.
Believed to be the first in Davao City, Panti revealed that the shelter will be furnished with premium facilities including offices for social services, counseling, administration and Board of Trustees.
Amenities such as a mini-library, playroom, computer laboratory, social activity room and clinic to address the beneficiaries’ growing needs will also be constructed. It will also offer a high-ceiling lounge and a spacious dining room and comfortable bedrooms.
As of November, the building is 60 percent completed. The sub-structures are now completed including the interior and exterior walls.
The engineering team is currently working on the ceiling, plumbing and electrical finishes.
“We have been busy in the preparation for Level 3 accreditation of the CJFI shelter here in Davao City Philippines. The new residential care home for children is being constructed with the financial support from CJF Canada,” CJFI Davao Center Head Marichelle Eyog said.
Priming up for the accreditation, the Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) offers services in its new residential care facility such as social services case management, homelife services, educational services, psychological services, medical and dental services, livelihood services, spiritual services, sports and recreation.
According to Eyog, CJFI is preparing the administrative documents and strengthening its case management which is the meat of social service.
“We are training the staff to provide quality care to our clients, and of course we are thoroughly implementing the programs and services that we offer,” she added. “With the new building, we will be serving more neglected or orphaned children so we are equipping ourselves with the necessary knowledge and skills to still maintain excellent results in what we do.”
CJFI beneficiaries are excited to see their new home nearing its completion.
Most of the children are very eager to take a good night’s sleep in their new air-conditioned bedrooms.
“Excited nako na makatulog sa akong bag-ong higdaanan. Pasalamat kaayo ko kay makapuyo ko sa nindot na balay (I’m very excited to sleep on my bed. I’m very thankful because I will be living in a beautiful home),” says CJFI beneficiary Limar.
Raia, for her part, shared that she wanted to go directly to the playroom once the shelter’s construction is completed
When asked about their wishes for their new home, the nine-year old Jamaica quickly replied, “Daghan pa unta ang matabangan niining bag-ong balay (I hope more kids will benefit from the new home).”
Meanwhile, the kids expressed their heartfelt gratitude to CJF Canada for funding the said project.
It’s the founding president Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy’s vision to help children live with dignity so CJFI tied up with CJF Canada to make it a realization.
Indeed, with the new Child Care Residential Home, CJFI can uplift lives of more children, giving them the opportunity to grow in a home full of genuine love, compassion and joy.