Running a ministry takes a lot of people! Here is most of our staff pictured outside the clinic this August 2019.
A big part of my vision for working in Kalinga is to train and equip local midwives. The local college offers a 2-year Midwifery Course but most of the students graduate without ever having done an actual delivery. Since opening in 2007 our clinic has been a part of training over 100 Filipina midwifery graduates.
Our clinic is run by a staff of local Filipinx professionals who are passionate about bringing high quality and loving care to the families of Kalinga. AGGMC employs 9 Registered Midwives, 1 Registered Social Worker, 1 Administrator, 2 emergency drivers, 1 security guard, 1 cook and 1 janitor. Georgia and Achao oversee the running of the organization but the day to day activities are completely in the hands of the local staff.
We often have foreign missionaries come to volunteer at our clinic and they are completely under the supervision and authority of the local Filipinx staff. Our vision is that this ministry will be run by locals for locals.