Mel Irvine is an Australian writer, poet and musician living between the Philippine Western Visayas and her home country. She spends her time in the Philippines as adopted/foster mother to Jerry (an orphaned Filipino boy eight years old) whom she met while doing humanitarian and volunteer work.

This website was created as a place to gather resources on how to be a good parent as well as tell Jerry’s story.

The materials shared on this website are those personally read or watched and found to be helpful. Please remember that all these materials are subject to the copyright of their original authors.

You can learn more about Mel and Jerry on her dedicated writing and poetry website which has more stories about Jerry and Mel’s humanitarian aid projects in the Philippines.