DPD supports the community of Nuestra Dela Salvacion Parish in Barangay Bianoan, Casiguran Aurora in Central Luzon Philippines with Rev Fr Joefran Talaban as their Parish Priest.
Nuestra Dela Salvacion is a small, struggling poor parish composed of six (6) villages. It takes 9-12 hours of travel time to reach this parish from the capital of Manila Philippines. The community’s main livelihood is only dependent on small scale farming and fishing. As a result, families in the community are only living from hand to mouth, surviving each day at a time thus, sending their children to school is not even possible in the practical sense of the word. Supporting these underprivileged students will give them hope for a brighter future.
Even before the conception of DPD, the four directors have already started supporting 3 students at a time, to enrol them to a vocational school in the nearest city, for them to learn and get a license for a particular trade at their own choosing. In this way, by having a trade license to get a job, they will be able to help their own struggling family and to the community as a whole, by their special acquired skills from the vocational trade school.
DPD believed that teaching someone how to catch fish is more important than handing someone a fish. We understand success as sharing to others-in-need the little things that we have and not just self-satisfaction of material wants.