HFSI started the Divine Healer Learning Center last 2003, the school first held Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 classes for 43 children.After this initial batch of students, the need to start a grade school arose in order to continue their educational needs. The foundation provides school books, school supplies, uniforms, bags and shoes to the students. We also have school activities such as camping, UN parade, nutrition week, Linggo ng Wika, etc. and yearly recognition program. In 2010 we started our high school and became known as the DIVINE HEALER ACADEMY OF SORSOGON. The school is recognized by the Department of Education and follows the guidelines promulgated by this government regulatory agency. Now, we are ready to implement the K12 Program of the DepED.
The organization’s feeding program is done in conjunction with its educational program. Thus, the meals are prepared by the same HSFI beneficiaries for the benefit of the students enrolled in the education program. And every Sunday, we have catechetical program where we invite children from nearby barangays and teach them catechism, after which we feed them.
The initial batch of beneficiaries are those identified as “poorest of the poor” based on the parameters agreed/information supplied by the provincial government. HSFI has acquired land for housing – located beside the livelihood development. So far, we have built 24 housing units for 24 families and together with the housing project we have implemented livelihood programs.
The organization believes that a person’s dignity lies in his or her ability to earn a living. Instead of a dole out, the program aims to uplift the human spirit by giving the beneficiary a chance to work for a living and feed himself/herself and his or her family/dependents. HSFI have started a poultry & piggery program and other simple livelihood programs like dressmaking,selling food such as pili candies and offering services such as haircut and manicure.