Covid-19 Community Service (March 2020 – Present)
We identified two major issues
Recognising the effect on commerce and employment
Following the advent of countries closing its borders and retricting people from leaving their own houses, the distruption on commerce and employment for many will be greatly affected.
With the limit on the number of people allowed in any places, fewer people will be allowed to work and fewer people will be given services. This will greatly affect commerce and soon will effect emploment of people.
Mental Health (Loneliness)
Recognising the importance of mental health
When restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and other social venues where people normally meet were forced to closed and people were forced to stay in doors, this could be very difficult for many of us. The feeling of anxiety due to the fear on the continous increase of infections rates, concerns on their personal wellbeing or for their loveones, and the uncertainty what future will bring is a major concern for all of us.
We recognised the need to create an alternative way to communicate and or to stay connected.
We identified two most vulnerable sectors
Filipino LGBT irregular migrants in Europe
Recognising the plight of irregular migrants
We recognise that not all have stable and fix employment and there will be members of our community who will not qualify for government’s support or aid.
As an LGBT migrant organisation, we are very concern on the situation of all migrants particularly Filipino LGBT irregular migrants.
Senior/Elderly LGBTs in the Philippines
Recognising the plight of Golden Gays Manila
With the absence of national law that protects people againts discrimination based on their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression, many LGBTs families will not qualify for government’s support or aid. The absence of such law also sends a wrong message to its society that it is correct to treat people differently leaving some member of our community rejected or sometimes disowned even by their own family.
Golden Gays Manila was established in 1975 to welcome elderly LGBTs to provide support and care facilities. Although the residents are all on their retirement age, they are still daily wage earners.
The enhanced community quarantine enforced in Metro Manila has resulted to our elderlies without a source of income for over months, making it difficult for them to cover their daily living expenses (e.g. food, utilities, medicine).
Two sectors we are helping
Displaced Filipino Migrants
(LGBTs and non-LGBTs)
May 2020 – Present
Weekly Food Aid Distribution in Amsterdam
Senior LGBTs in Manila
Supporting the Home for Golden Gays in Manila
Two Previous Programs
March 2020 – June 2020
Online Zumba Classes – Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays
April – July 2020
Free Legal Aid to Filipino LGBT Frontliners in the UK
Two Succesful Fundraising Efforts
Online BINGO Fundraising
Online Zumba Fundraising Event
Food Aid Program
Weekly Grocery Food Vouchers
Since May 2020, Filipino LGBT Europe – Ayuda sa Amsterdam distributes distributes weekly grocery food aid to those experiencing hardship due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.
This was made possible in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy The Hague, FILCOM NL, The Netherlands Red Cross, De Papegaai Catholic Community in Amsterdam and Mozes and Aaron Church / Sant’ Egidio Community.
Digital Aid Program
Weekly Grocery Food Digital Vouchers
From January 2021 to May 2021, Filipino LGBT Europe – Ayuda sa Amsterdam offers Digital Food Aid vouchers in cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross.
Medical Aid Program
Free Doctor Consultation, Medicines, Counselling and more
From February 2021, Filipino LGBT Europe – Ayuda sa Amsterdam works with Dokters van de Wereld (Doctors of the World NL) to provide medical assistance and care.
Covid-19 News updates
Colm Dekker’s message to Filipino Community during Philippine Independence Day celebration in Amsterdam
On Friday, 11 June 2021 Filipino LGBT Europe - Ayuda sa Amsterdam team thanked Colm Dekker of...
COVID-19 Vaccination without appointment, at the following locations: At RAI – for undocumented...
The GGD GHOR (Municipal Health Centre/Medical Assistance in Accidents and Disasters) has created...
Meet our Heroes
Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes: Walter"The home for the golden gays has a special place in my heart. I...
Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes: Chris SBChris is the Foundation’s president. He created and has been...
Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes: Maurits This week’s Ayuda sa Amsterdam Hero is Maurits. Born and raised...
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