Our Stories

Thank you for digging deeper into what we do. Stories abound at CSC. You can read them here in our staff blog, in some special stories of our children and in testimonials, videos and pictures.

Staff Blog Post: Fire

By: Paul Healy

Fire is a destructive force in a city like Cebu. Squatter areas are especial vulnerable as houses are often made of wood, are close together and the roads around them are often too narrow to accomodate fire trucks. Recently a big fire hit the area behind our office and teen home   […]   Read More »

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One Child’s Story: One Foot In The Grave

One afternoon our staff received an urgent message that there was an extremely ill child in a squatter village near the city bus terminal. So one of our nurses, one of our social workers and Marlys Healy went there immediately to assess the situation.  The government workers brought eleven month old   […]   Read More »

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Testimonial: I was amazed at the difference Cebu Children of Hope School was making in the lives of kids!

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I had an opportunity to personally see Cebu Children of Hope School in action. I was greatly impressed by the quality of the teachers and their love and concern for the children under their care. The school has a beautiful building and grounds that make it a special place for children who have known only poverty. 

Two years later, we went back to Cebu to adopt our children and, again, I was amazed at the difference CCHS was making in the lives of kids. But it was not until we returned home and enrolled our children into public and Christian schools back in the States that I realized how great an impact Cebu Children of Hope School had made on their lives. All five of them were able to transition immediately into their respective grade levels. We were amazed at how quickly they adapted to their new academic environment. 

Since adopted children face many and varied adjustments, it is truly a blessing from God when they are well prepared educationally. Our children still talk and reminisce about their teachers in Cebu and the things that they learned while there. It brings a smile to their faces and thanksgiving to our hearts whenever we think of Cebu Children of Hope School.

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