TO elevate the quality of lives of children particularly those who are suffering from cancer, the Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko (KKMK) entered into an agreement to extend medical assistance for the treatment and medication of children with cancer.
RAFI Chairman and President Jon Ramon Aboitiz, together with KKMK president Margarita V. Osmeña signed the memorandum of agreement on Aug. 31 at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center.
The project will be funding 35 children over and above the usual 30 children capacity, making the total number of beneficiaries under Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko to 65 children.
“I am very happy to be able to do this since we are not just talking about numbers here, or statistics, these are lives. What is more important than a child’s life?” said Margarita V. Osmeña. “No one would ever want to associate cancer with children, and with our initiative today I believe we will be helping many of these young suffering kids have a chance at life.”
Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund and KKMK had a partnership where they helped 31 children survived from cancer. These children are now in school, and many of them are consistent honor students.
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.
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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.
May 24, 2017
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.
December 10, 2016
December 2, 2016
MOA Signing Presscon, October 5, 2016
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.
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