The Joy & Care-Giving Foundation believes that to eliminate poverty, education is the key element to success.
The Foundation provides financial aid and hands-on support in building schools and providing academic and vocational education programs to underserved communities globally.
The Joy And Care-Giving Foundation has partnered with The Make It Take It Program, Adult and Community Education of Flagler County Public Schools and The Flagler County Rotary Club.
In July 2006, the partnership visited the Philippines and provided computer training and equipment to 3 high schools, 3 elementary schools (including the St. Anthony Development & Learning Center preschool in Cutcut, Guiguinto, Bulacan built by The Joy And Care-Giving Foundation), a juvenile detention center, Bethany Orphanage, and Marikina Women's Guild (Marikina City). They also formed a partnership with The Marikina Rotary Club to help them with their support for local education.
Since then, Joy and Care-Giving Foundation has continued with efforts to provide more training and computers to these and other in need educational facilities. Please see the side navigation for further details on our projects.
A photo from our intial 2006 trip was featured on The National Geographic Website. Click Here.
A video of St. Anthony's Development Center has been uploaded to YouTube. You can view it here.
Please watch for the update about our recent trip to the Philippines on November 10th, 2008. Veronica Maggs and Bill Welsh from Flagler County Schools, Dr. Rolly Casis and Josie Garcia, and all from the Flagler Rotary Club of Florida are helping to build an effective model for providing education to children in poverty that can be implemented in other countries.
9/30/2010 Josie C. Garcia, founder of Joy & Care-Giving Foundation, a
non-profit foundation, is looking for people interested in the education of the
poor. They built schools and libraries in the Philippines and their vision is
to continue building schools inexpensively and be a model for the entire
nation. She and her friends left Florida to hopefully see Ms. Oprah on Monday,
10/4, to request Ms. Oprah to visit JCGF website to see that it is worth
flashing on her screen asking for $1 annual donation from her viewers. She
will also sign a no phone zone.
This past summer, Noel San Antonio and several UNF students went to the Philippines to complete construction of Phase II of the Saint Anthony's Development and Learning Center. Here is Noel's presentation.
Led by Joy and Caregiving Foundation volunteer Noel San Antonio, six University of North Florida students will be staying in the Philippines from July 24 through Aug. 16 2009. They will be expanding Saint Anthony's Development Center to add two additional classrooms.
BEING A TEACHER AND A NEW COMER TO A MISSION By: Teacher Wilma God intends to use me in a wonderful unexpected ways, it’s been a long time journey, before I discover something…something that I can strictly say, “my true fulfillment”… my essence of being a human…to do my task…my unfolding purpose. God has a plan for all of us and I believe that this is His will, that’s why he brings me into the wonderful world of teaching. Teaching is a mission, and it’s true that if you enter into the field of teaching, you have mountains to climb and mountains to move. It is not easy to climb on a mountain. You must be careful and you have to watch every steps you make, and as a teacher, you must do the same.
“Life becomes easy when somebody care to lift a hand………”
Marites Baldesco is a widow and a mother of nine children. She and her family lives in brgy. Cutcut, Guiguinto, Bulacan in the Philippines. Life is not easy for her because she needs to work to feed her children. Everyday she works as a housemaid and earn 2,000 pesos (<$50 USD) a month not enough to sustain her family.