Dream.Love.Grow’s support programs are based on medical/dental care, educational programs, and arts and recreation. Dream.Love.Grow works together with the Rhema Creatives, who are a group of talented musicians and dedicated dentists and doctors, as well as a passionate group of local and foreign volunteers.
Free dental care and medical attention is given to selected communities in the surrounding areas in Cebu, Philippines. With the help of Dr. Fatima Menguito of the Empuerto Dental Clinic, funds are raised to provide basic medicinal care and dental services.
The “Values Formation Program” led by the Rhema Creatives aims to instill positive values and Christian ethics towards the children through practical and easy-to-understand activities. The program embraces a variety of creative methods which are intended to promote learning and goodwill in a fun manner.
This program devotes attention to the situation regarding the impact of garbage and pollution in the Philippines, and around the world. Ways to reduce, reuse and recycle will be discussed and implemented. Clean-ups and tree planting are performed on a monthly basis by volunteers with the children so to be a positive influence and role model.
These activities are diverse and include games and sports that are coordinated during our medical or dental missions. They bring the children together and keep them active and entertained.
These programs are designed to run from 1-2 days or up to 12 weeks and are created to encourage self expression and confidence in the youth. With the aid of our Program Leaders, we aim to maintain a balanced lifestyle and reduce stress within their lives using creativity as a way to release and express their inner voice. They will receive the experience of showcasing their work at the end of the program, which will give them an understanding of the value of their creativity through their exhibitions and performances.
VISUAL ARTS & PORTFOLIO BUILDING
This program takes youth through the basics of color and various techniques using painting and drawing. It will allow them the opportunity to be creative and freely express themselves.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
This program takes youth through the basics of digital photography and video. They are able to implement their creativity using photo and video to tell a story through their eyes. A separate photo blog and video channel will be created for their work so that the world can see and feel their stories.
Children will have vocal lessons, as well as the opportunity to learn various instruments like the guitar and the drums. They will learn how to perform as a team and play in a group setting for a live audience.
Through hip-hop and break-dancing, children will be able to release their energy and learn choreographed routines in a group environment. They will learn how to follow direction, be creative and perform together as a team.