Project Red Ribbon’s Duyan Program recognizes its successful partnership with LoveYourself Inc. at last year’s Philippine International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (PIACM) Ceremony, awarding the organization with the Duyan Ambassador Award on February 3, 2021.
The collaboration helped raise funds for medicines and milk formula which benefitted up to 20 Duyan children with HIV.
Project Red Ribbon’s Duyan: Cradling Children with HIV Program responds to the crucial needs of children with HIV. To date, the project caters to up to 100 children nationwide, providing medical assistance such medicine, laboratory examination, antiretroviral assistance and hospitalization, as well as milk formula, vitamins, vaccinations, and even livelihood assistance and educational equipment such as laptops and tablets. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the project also expanded its services to giving weekly food assistance to PLHIV families and food drives at PLHIV shelters all over Metro Manila.
In its second year, the organization hands out the Duyan Ambassador Award to companies, agencies, and groups tirelessly extending assistance and efforts to make these initiatives possible. Aside from LoveYourself, 2021 awardees include 3 government agencies, 2 international agencies, 2 non-government agencies, and 21 private companies.
This recognition is a testament to LoveYourself’s continuous strides to work with fellow organization, to foster unity and collaboration for our shared advocacies, as it stays true to its mission to enrich relationships.
Text by Ulysses Konstantin Largado
Special thanks to Ico Rodulfo Johnson