Creating a space where kids feel empowered to believe they can achieve more in life through joy, education and food.
Announcement as of December 22th, 2022:
Dear Seashine supporters,
It is time for a big announcement: The Seashine activities are coming to an end and we are stopping all operations.
This has been a really difficult decision for us and we have a heavy heart communicating this - but we decided that the time has come to let Seashine go.
The idea of Seashine was to be an on-the-spot passion project dedicated to offering support in the pandemic, which then adapted to the alarming circumstances caused by the Typhoon.
Now, more than two years after starting, we believe that the initial idea of Seashine is fulfilled. Kids are back in school and getting busier with a more consistent day-to-day life; Most families have fought and found their way back into their houses and jobs. Life on the island is stabilising and returning to its “normal” self.
Further insights and transparency information will be posted on our website in the new year.
We want to say thank you! Thank you for supporting Siargaos community through Seashine - thank you for making all of our activities and programs possible by donating to our cause!
It is time for us to say goodbye and deactivate this gofundme account now.
Keep on spreading your love and light!
Kefrin & Linn
Siargao island is a tropical paradise in the Philippine Sea, with a population of approximately 200,000 people. It has become a hotspot for travellers and surfers due to it's abundance of beautiful beaches, serene landscapes, world class waves and most of all the welcoming locals.
As the island has become more touristic in the last few years, it has opened a vast variety of jobs for the locals.
Many families lost their jobs and stable incomes due to Covid-19. Kids were out of school for more than two years with minimal to no educational support. The island got devastated by a category 5 Super Typhoon in December 2021, and is still in the process of recovery - from both the strict regulations in the country during the pandemic and the aftermath of this natural disaster.
This island has become a home to us and many. The two of us, Kefrin and Linn, lived in Siargao for two years, openly welcomed by the locals. They have shown us so much kindness and generosity, so we want to give back and support them in and after these times of crisis.
This project means a lot to us and we thank you immensely for any support or donation you are able or willing to give. What may be small to you, will be big to us and mean more than you think to the for the community here.
Click here to learn more about Seashine's story and us.
For more information about our recent activities, please go check out our Blog!
Wir arbeiten mit der deutschen gemeinnützigen Organisation justiceF zusammen (www.justicef.org).