OUR TEAM

 

 Young and unpresented voices are the heart of all that we do and the reason we exist. We don't just listen to marginlised youth, we give them the space to lead.

 

By putting youth at the centre of decision making, we adopt a child-rights approach that ensures all programming for young people is curated by young people.

 

The role of our leadership is simply to facilitate spaces for youth and their communities to gain agency and self-determination for their own futures - for us, that is what development is and how leadership should be. 

 

Meet our Youth Leaders

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Yman

Yman is very committed to her dreams, so she needs 8 hours of good sleep every night. We hear you, Yman.

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Frances

Frances loves composing

songs; we are convinced a hit single is coming soon.

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Lyra

Lyra's perfect day involves a lot of K-pop and K-drama. She assures us 'K-pop' should be part of everyone's day. 

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Daniel

Daniel is a dancer. In fact, if he passes a mirror, he can't help but cut some shapes. Sadly for him, there are no mirror in the office.

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Rejene

Just like Daniel, Rejene likes to dance a lot, even when there is no mirror. 

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Ayo

Ayo's real name is not 'Ayo', but everyone thinks it is. So now he is Ayo. We're still trying to know the real name, but he won't tell us. as he thinks 'Ayo' is cool.

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Kyle

Kyle is sure he has the answer to eternal happiness; 'Spongebob Squarepants' - According to Kyle, everything about Sponge is pure happiness. You might be on to something here, Kyle!

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Christian

Whatever song Christian hears, he hums along to. It provides a good guessing game for others..

Meet our Youth Mentors

OUR YOUTH MENTORS

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Dada

A minimum of seven (7) pillows are required for Dada to ensure she sleeps well at night. We understand, Dada, but seven, where do they all fit?

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John-Rex

Numbers and Maths inspire John-Rex, so don't be surprised to learn that he takes keeping the right game score very seriously!

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Jhean

Jhean's first trip out of the Philippines was to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The one match she watched was the only game out of 64 games that ended 0-0. No goals to cheer, but she did master the Mexican Wavel

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Marvin

Marvin is the self-proclaimed 'Mr. Popular in

Tacloban City', so when you visit us, be sure to ask around for him. No lack of confidence then, Marvin!

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Rhobs

Rhobs' favourite food is shrimp, but she is allergic to shellfish, so it's a bit of a love/hate relationship depending on how many she is brave enough to eat. We admire your dedication, Rhobs!

Juanillo

Juanillo is a trainee chef; he is convinced he can cook whatever you want. Challenge accepted, Juanillo!

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Bernanrd

When not playing football, Bernard is busy with rabbit farming and keeping in shape at the gym; awww, such a softie, Bernand, even if you lift a lot of iron!

Carl

We are not sure why this would happen, but if Carl had to eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would choose chicken curry. We got you, Carl!

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JP

JP is the official 'Rice Eating Champion' at FundLife; we are told it's a title he won't give up easily, although he does have a lot new young challengers.

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Reuben

Reuben is a leader of few words, and he is still thinking of a profound way to share this uniqueness - we see you, Reuben, actions speak louder.

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Meet our Community Team

Kim

Operations Manager - Tacloban

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Kim swears she has the perfect remedy for all bad days or stress; Marshmallows in lots of coffee cups. We agree, we are yet to see her have a bad day!

Donna

Stakeholder Engagement - Head

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Donna loves doing her own workouts - her most beloved routine is reading in bed until her arms are sore. Ooh, we see what you did there, Donna, we love that you read!

Angel

Project Lead -

Girls Got This

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Angel likes us to call her Fatima, and her first name is Marie. We are a little confused - but sure, Fatima! We are assured that the 5 fostered cats she has are not as in the least bit confused; it's a cat's life!  

Alex

COVID-19 Relief Coordinator

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Contrary to popular belief, Alex is a really good singer and dancer. Well, according to her 10-month old niece, whose opinion is the only thing that matters, really. We won't argue with your niece, Alex! 

Patty

Youth Learning - Head

    Alongside her teaching role, Patty is a dog whisperer - she even thinks her dogs are good enough to join the FundLife football team - let's sign them up!

Dandrene

Design Head

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In addition to being an ace with design, Dandrene is self-confessed Pokemon addict and fan of K-Pop; Keeping chasing those 'mon's Dandrene, and we're excited for a K-Pop duet between you and Lyra! 

Dianne

Communications Specalist

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Dianne admits she is not great at cooking but does make a killer Fish Sinigang. We love her optimism and are happy to hear everyone who tried it has survived!

Hix

Documentation

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Hix is a sucker for furry friends - so far, he has adopted two kittens and one puppy; for some reason, they just invite themselves to his door and well, Hix has not found a way to say no. Coordinates to Hix's door available on request.

Christine

Community Design Specialist 

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Christine is a big retro videogames fan; She completed Bomber Man and became very popular after she knew what every character becomes - we won't tell Marvin about your popularity. 

Aleasha

Social Media Specalist

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In her spare time, Aleasha is an avid traveller, getting lost in different cultures and countries. We're all hoping Aleasha can return to globetrotting soon!

Meet our Steering Team

Melissa

Program Director

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Melissa has yet to visit a beach in the Philippines. We are sending her a lot of beach pics so she will not have a lack of choice when we are all able to travel!

Olga

Finance Director

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Olga gets her brightest ideas when is scuba-diving at the depth of 20 meters. A good option for our creative next meeting, just bring the oxygen tanks, Olga! 

Marko

Managing Director

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Marko owns more than 10 'Hello Kitty' caps. We've stopped asking why and have just accepted some people never want to grow up.

Meet Our Advisors

Cathy

Women Empowerment

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Henry

Strategic and Partnerships

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Anna

Safeguarding and Programs

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Raj

Strategic and Partnerships

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Kristen

Corporate Partnerships

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