Stories from the Field – Focus on the Philippines

You’re invited to join this live online event!

With special guest, Sherwin Mariano and Grace from INA’s Philippines partner, Vineyard, along with Professor Remie from Bulacan State University and youth from the project.

Date and Time:
September 15, 7.30 pm

Zoom (online video tool, the link will be sent to you to log on)

Who should attend?

This event is open to anyone who cares about global poverty and making a positive difference.

Supporters, partners, teachers, students, university students, friends and family… all are welcome!

Please join us!.

What will be included?

Hear how John Kenneth’s mental health improved after attending awareness sessions through partner Vineyard.

Meet Sherwin and staff member Grace from Vineyard, our partner in the field in the Philippines, as well as Professor Remie from Bulacan State University and youth from the project.

Sherwin will share the impacts on children, families, community, education, health and income, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay at home lockdowns aren’t easy for the poor with no safety nets. Sherwin will give us live insights to these areas – their daily struggles and triumphs.

He will share both challenging and uplifting stories. Be introduced to John Kenneth, and how his mental health was improved through this project. Hear about how medicines were made available to vulnerable families through the program.

Hear about the positives – what has been done and what can be done to help in the Philippines.


Who is Sherwin?

Sherwin was born in the slums of Manila. He took it upon himself to bring up his seven siblings after his alcoholic father abandoned the family, and a year later his mother also left. As a child sponsored by an Australian family, Sherwin attributes their support as being instrumental in transforming his life.

With a degree in Science and Education, Sherwin has chosen to remain amongst his people to uplift the poor and provide hope for the many children in desperate need of life’s everyday basic rights, including food and education.

He is the CEO of the Filipino-based Christian aid and development agency, Vineyard of His Grace Ministries Inc. (Vineyard) which partners with International Needs Australia to help change the lives of Filipino children and their families. A key focus is providing assistance and support for children to be able to attend school.

Sherwin is the CEO of Vineyard, INA’s partner in the Philippines.

For event inquiries, phone Preeti on 1300 731 550 or email at