Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme , Inc. (GVSP). ‘ It is terrible to SEE and have no VISION. ’ --Helen Keller. GVSP Purpose.
GVSP has a religious background since it was originally formed from Catholic beginnings.
Whilst GVSP has religious principles and many volunteers teach about religion as an organization it is open to other religions and those who do not believe.
High prevalence/incidence of Deafness in the Philippines. Ratio is as high as 2-3: 1000 Filipinos. As of June 2005 the Philippines has a total population of 86 million Filipinos with more than 350,000 Deaf people in the Philippines.
Deaf people are greatly marginalized due to lack of accessibility and basic services for the Deaf in the Philippines
There is great need of human resource when it come to programs and projects for the Deaf
In the recent nationwide survey and case monitoring on the incidence of physical and sexual abuse to Deaf children conducted by The Philippine Deaf Resource Center, statistics would show that 65-70% of Deaf boys and girls are being molested.
According to the study conducted by Lyer and Fortunato in 2005 out of 60 Deaf respondents in Manila and Cebu, one out of three Deaf women has been raped. In a separate study conducted by De Guzman in 2002, 32 Deaf women respondents in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; 72% were abused or battered, and 63% of them were abused by their own fathers.
There is a need to organize and manage volunteers for effective and efficient delivery of basic services to the Deaf
Volunteering is not simply something that we do for others. Our own values and humanity are at stake: “We are what we give.”
Sustainance and Replication of Filipino Sign Language Local news Interpretation at ABS-CBN TV Patrol Central Visayas and to neighboring regional networks
( First in the Philippines)
Deaf Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Deaf Women and children empowerment
Learning and Study center for Deaf students
ICT multimedia and training center
Deaf Sports Development program
Deaf performing Arts program
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I woke and saw that life was but service. I serve and understood that service is joy.” --Rabindranath Tagore
Yoi Ichi Nichi!
(Have a Great Day!)