Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Essay Contest

Every year the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. conducts a Thanksgiving Party to give happiness
to the "Batang K " children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
and to celebrate The 42nd year anniversary of the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation Inc.

We would like to thank our sponsors, donors and to all of the individuals for their support of our foundation,
Except that in the coming years that the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation wiil continue to bring hope
not only for the " Batang K" patients, but also to our other patients.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Visit our Facebook fan page : Batang K - Buhay na Makulay


About “Buhay Na Makulay”

How will buying a painting help save lives? 

Since 1989, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko has been running a support group for children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and other related illnesses. ALL is a serious type of cancer that commonly affects children below ten years old. With regular treatment and follow-up, children are highly likely to survive this disease. But for families who could barely make their ends meet, treatment for ALL costs them more than an arm and a leg. 

Batang K program does more than drum up financial support for cancer patients belonging to these families. Through counselling and learning activities, Batang K helps children cope with the disease through patience, perseverance and faith. The program has later on expanded to include those suffering with serious diseases other than leukemia. Through the years, a lot of our Batang K were able to survive ALL and have led normal lives since then.

We believe that art is a great way to raise awareness and keep conversations going about how cancer patients from indigent families are coping with ALL and other related disorders. We have thus launched Buhay Na Makulay. 

As the name speaks for itself, the Buhay Na Makulay project brings color to the life of children afflicted with ALL and other related diseases. It is a series of art workshops that we hold every summer to help cancer patients express themselves, tell their story, and hone their talent despite their illness. Various art groups such as the Angono Artist Association, Lakan Sining ng Bulakan and Lakbay Sining have been mentoring our Batang K beneficiaries through these classes. With the help of sponsoring agencies, our Batang Ks were able to showcase their art works through different exhibits. Through the years, these exhibits helped raise funds for the Batang Ks’ medical and other support needs.

Through this fanpage, we are taking the cause of Buhay Na Makulay online and extending our reach to help save more lives of children with ALL and other related diseases. Through the page, you will now be able to view the paintings especially made by our Batang Ks and to sponsor these paintings from the comforts of your home. Each painting you sponsor will help these children with their medical treatment, and help us conduct more outreach and support activities.

Buy a painting, help our Batang K survive ALL… and help save lives.
Batang K @ Mind Museum & Art in Island
May 24, 2017
The Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko conducted an educational tour for our Batang K or children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. The educational tour becomes successful with the help of the management of the Mind Museum, Art in Island, Partas Bus Line and also with the help of Mr. George Carbonel and his son Julian.

The Batang K and their parents filled up with joy and they have temporarily forgotten their condition.

We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated in this event.
Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation and Batang K Christmas Party
December 10, 2016
Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation and Batang K Christmas Party
December 2, 2016
Department of Health and Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation
MOA Signing Presscon, October 5, 2016
The Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc.(KKMK) and the Department of Health (DOH) signed a memorandum of agreement to accommodate and help the indigent patients referred by KKMK in the four government hospitals in Quezon City. The memorandum was signed last October 5, 2016 by the Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell Ubial and KKMK’s President Orlando Mercado.

Under the agreement the KKMK’s in-patient will received a Philhealth Assistance and they will be accommodated at the East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, and Amang Rodriquez Hospital.

Through this government and private partnership it will be a great help for the foundation to expand and give further assistance to people with medical needs.
For nearly four decades, "Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko" (I love my fellowmen), Philippine television's most durable medical-social service program and longest running television program, has provided the means by which kind-hearted groups and individuals can come to the rescue of desperate and indigent patients. It has also been effective in raising awareness about preventable diseases.

When the program first went on the air in 1975, TV was so unlike the digital high definition medium it is now. While the program is still on the air on free TV, it is now also on new media by way of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Read more and find out how you can extend a helping hand. You may also find help here, if you are in need. 

KAPWA KO MAHAL KO IN SOCIAL MEDIA

In 1993 when project “Batang Kapwa” or “Batang K” was conceived, more than 200 cases of cancer were discovered each day in the Philippines.

Seven of these 200 cases were children below the age of ten. For those born to families that have the means to avail of the services of private doctors and hospitals, the chances of survival are high.

While most still considered cancer as a death sentence, on the bright side, modern medical science had already found ways to arrest the growth of certain types of cancers in children. Treatment may take months or years, but the chances of survival are good.

Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Partnership

Vision Statement
Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc. is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working for the well-being of indigent people in our country, especially children afflicted with cancer. Through education and health care, Kapwa ko, Mahal Ko helps in raising the quality of life and instill in the minds of the destitute the nobility of human life.

Mission Statement
Establish...ed in 1975 to care for the indigent patients, Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko has grown to embrace advocacy for the poor and its mission to help children afflicted with various kinds of dreadful diseases.

Core Values
These core values are the quintessence and guiding principles that determine Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko’s actions. The core values are our aim, a challenge that we seek to live and work to:

We are committed to the poor.
We are called to serve the neediest people of the earth; to relieve their suffering and to promote the transformation of their well-being. We seek to understand the situation of the poor and work alongside them.

We seek to facilitate an engagement between the poor and the affluent that opens both to transformation. We respect the poor as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship. They are people from whom others may learn and receive, as well as give. The need for transformation is common to all. Together we share a quest for compassion, peace and reconciliation, and healing a broken world characterized by poverty.

We value people.
We regard all people as created and loved by God. We give priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery.

We act in ways that respect dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person - the poor and the sick. We practice a participative, open, enabling style in working relationships. We encourage the professional, personal, and spiritual development of our staff.

We respond to the needs of the indigent patients.
The resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a trust from God through benefactors and donors on behalf of the poor and the sick. We speak and act honestly.We are open and factual in our dealings with sponsors, project communities, and the public at large.

We are committed to provide medications to child cancer patients.
We are responsive to life-threatening emergencies where our involvement is needed and appropriate. We are committed to provide medications, through our limited resources, until the patient becomes stable. Then we will provide them and their families livelihood programs so that they can continue to live with dignity.

We do this from a foundation of experience and sensitivity to what the situation requires. We also recognize that even in the midst of crisis the destitute has a contribution to make.

We are responsive in a different sense where deep-seated and often complex economic and social deprivation calls for sustainable, long-term development.See More

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