Who we are
Why Kamanggagawa or Fellow Worker?
In all the public service we do, we believe that we are only humble fellow workers of the One to whom all the credit is due—the God who gives us the knowledge, the strength, and everything else we need to go on working for our fellow men.
The Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. is a Manila-based non-profit organization which seeks to improve the quality of life of the indigent, especially the elderly, the disabled, the sick, and the fatherless.
To uphold good health and uplift the social, economic, and cultural well being of identified underprivileged beneficiaries like the homeless, the sick, widows, people with disabilities, prisoners, senior citizens, and drug dependents.
To launch various programs and services in order to address the socio-economic and health conditions of the neglected indigents in the society.
- To promote good health and nutrition among identified beneficiaries
- To alleviate poverty by means of livelihood/income generating programs through self-reliance
- To help facilitate coordination in seeking for appropriate interventions to walk-in clients in coordination with the public and private social welfare agencies
- To establish advocacy work and linkages/networks among related institutions and other social work agencies, local and international
- To provide temporary shelter or group care and living/residential care services with provision of daily basic necessities
- To conduct fund sourcing activities; solicit and accept donations or contributions, funds, real or personal properties and services from donors and from charitable institutions of any kind; secure goods, and essential commodities, not banned by the law for the exclusive use of the Foundation;
- To put up satellite offices throughout and outside the Philippines to be led by the Foundation in perspective and in accordance with the existing laws wherever the Foundation operates, and to be registered and permitted to carry out its business or any branch thereof, in any foreign country or place to do all business thereon
- To do all such things which are useful to materialize the purposes and objectives as above specified
The Kamanggagawa Foundation, Incorporated (KFI) is a non-stock, non-sectarian and non- profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last June 28, 2007 with SEC Registration No. CN200709592 and with the Department of Social Welfare and Development with Registration No.SB-R 011-08 on June 26, 2008.
A legitimate organization in the Philippines, inspired by a group of people who are altogether guided by the principle “Give man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” It is our belief that social change in people comes from within, we have to act according to our free will and contribute to our own general welfare.
Provision of outside help to people is just a temporary response to their felt needs and problems and not a solution to their defined socio-economic situation in a broader sense. It is not geared towards man’s total development.
Genuine development of a societal spectrum is actually based on an individual’s social functioning. The individual can have great contributions to his total change. He has the opportunity and capacity to work for his own good and to his environment. Various social welfare related programs and services serve only as helping instruments.
Thus, the continuing existence of KFI is objectively based on the above stated principle. Attaining its vision and mission depends on its quality humanitarian service with the concerted efforts of the KFI workforce and resources. It also aims to consolidate and strengthen linkages from both public and private sectors in order to maximize the foundation’s programs and its implementation of services in the future through livelihood and trainings and social services that will target the elderly, the disabled, and women and children who belong to the marginalized sector of the society as main beneficiaries of its programs.
National Red Cross
Bible Readers (BREAD) Society
This international group of Bible Readers (BREAD) composed mainly of youth from different schools and universities provide friendly volunteers for any activity that the KFI undertakes. Truly, they are a good example of people who apply what they learn.
Metro Railways Transit (MRT)
Fast and safe… public service is what MRT helps Kuya Daniel and the KFI to render to the elderly patrons of this transportation wonder.
Land Transportation Office (LTO)
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Dedication, Sincerity, and Willingness in Duty more fittingly describes this government department. The DSWD supports KFI by providing social workers at the Transient Home to extend any other help they can to the indigents there.
Philippine Association of Medical Specialists (PAMS)
A group of professionals in the medicine field who devote their time, skills, and knowledge for the well-being of others—this is PAMS. Lending their doctors to daily medical missions, they help make the world a much healthier place to live in.
Known as the Philippines’ “Public Service Channel”, this TV station is far from being stationary as far as good will towards all goes. From its daily medical missions and free bus and train rides to an award-winning religious program and intelligent shows, UNTV 37 is working nonstop to satisfy both the physical and spiritual needs of every wanting souls.
Fellow Workers (Volunteers)
- Provision of quality social service to the target clientele who are indigents and those under crisis situations must be properly assessed and evaluated.
- The identified and selected families with no outright source of living or means of livelihood will be the prime beneficiaries of livelihood program.
- Displaced and abandoned individuals and senior citizens above sixty (60) years old and PWDs (Person with Disability) who are seeking basic necessities such as shelter, food, clothing and medical needs are subject for further case management, assessment, evaluation and recommendation of a social worker and approval of the KFI Administration.
- Neglected, psychologically/physically abused and abandoned children admitted in the KFI Center for temporary shelter and family care arrangements must be immediately reported to concerned social welfare agencies such as NSSDD (National Social Service Development Department) and DSWD-NCR for proper disposition, family assessment and evaluation.
- The Transient Home shall only cater to the client who qualifies under the specified criteria of admission set by the policy-making bodies and the National Secretariat as well. Provided, necessary course plan of action and other interventions for the needy client has been formally delegated and coordinated by the assigned social worker to proper authorities. It must be in order to address the felt need and identified problem of a client.
- The immediate families and relatives of the clients in the Residential Care Facilities in Laguna and Quezon City shall be ordered to take an active part in the treatment and rehabilitation, whenever possible, for the eventual reintegration of the client with their own family and community. It must be carefully incorporated in the case management of a social worker who handles the case of the client.
- Case conferences on pre-admission proper, during the stay period, case closure and after care service relative to the client’s status under the residential care program must be conducted with the rehabilitation team in the interest of the client’s welfare.
- Any critical incidents that should happen in the residential care facilities must be reported at once within an hour to the National Office.
- The conduct of Medical Mission nationwide must be objectively planned ahead of time and concretely based on the available financial and manpower resources of the foundation.
General policies and implementing guidelines
- The organizational management must ensure the higher systematization of its structures, policies and procedures together with the concerted effort of the Board of Directors, Policy and Decision making bodies as well as the National Secretariat.
- Periodic review, evaluation and comprehensive impact assessment on the implementation of its programs and services, achievement of the VMG statements should be concretely materialized. Significant qualitative indicators, weaknesses and limitations culled-out from series of meetings would serve as objective basis for planning and strengthening of its strategies and approaches. In wider perspective, for the betterment of its social service delivery system to the target clientele.
- As a whole, the actual practice and its day-to-day operation must be closely monitored and supervised by the National Secretariat.
- The implementing technical staff, volunteers, social workers, social welfare assistants and other organization’s workforce must undergo a thorough job evaluation and performance appraisal. A crash course training and seminars on skills, knowledge and attitudes towards work should be conducted annually for staff development.
- Establishment of linkages, partnership and advocacy work towards effective and smooth implementation of the foundation’s programs and services with the other social welfare government offices, NGO’s, LGU’s and agencies with the same field of interest is the key to serve the poorest of the poor. Concept of self-reliance would also serve its purpose.
Ways to help
You may help either by donating or volunteering your time with our cause.
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