Balikbayan Box – A Kidsgrove response


I am sure that you have all seen and heard of the absolute horror in the Philippines because of the destructive power of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda). You just need to see the pictures of Tacloban here to see the complete destruction of cities, towns, villages and human life. According to the BBC website:

Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 4,000 people when it tore into the Philippines on 8 November.
The UN estimates around 11 million people have been affected by the storm.

Here at Immerse we thought it would be a great idea to try to help the Filipino people but in a way that actually embraces their culture too. The idea we have is to put together Balikbayan boxes with items that they can use to help rebuild their country,

What is a Balikbayan box?

Well it is a Filipino custom –  when…

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