BBN April Team of the Month: Humanist Alliance Philippines, International
by Wendy Webber, Beyond Belief Network Coordinator and Humanist Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s April’s Team of the Month: Humanist Alliance Philippines, International! This Level 2 team is BBN’s only international team. They were chosen for this honor because of their strong commitment to their community illustrated by their youth literacy and nutrition programs. HAPI was previously honored as May 2015’s Picture of the Month and August 2016’s Team of the Month.
In 2016, HAPI launched their HAPI Literacy program and began training volunteers. The project for children in the Kindergarten Level. HAPI will provide supplemental education to their HAPI Kids by teaching them how to read, write, and develop critical thinking. HAPI has continued to their Nutrition Campaign this year. They hold a monthly event to feed 200 children from a slum area in Alabang. Nutritious food is served to help reduce hunger. HAPI’s commitment to the environment continues into 2016. They joined forces with other societies to conduct a clean-up drive in Ormoc City.
Beyond Belief Network is proud to support HAPI and wishes them continued success in their endeavors.
Team of the Month recognition is a benefit provided by Foundation Beyond Belief to our Beyond Belief Network teams. In order to be considered, your group must be a Level One Beyond Belief Network team and you must submit at least one event report during the month. Team of the Month selection is based on the number, length, variety, and documentation (e.g., submitted pictures, blog posts, videos, etc.) of events.
Teams can only be Team of the Month once per calendar year. If your local group does great service work but isn’t a member of BBN, you can join anytime! In addition to recognition, your team can qualify for free t-shirts and grants. If your local humanist group doesn’t volunteer, but you’d like to start, we’d love to help! For teams new to secular service, we offer tons of ideas, event guides, and advice.