Our action in the Philippines
Our program in the Philippines was created at the initiative of French actress Charlotte de Turckheim, who travelled to Cebu to shoot a movie, which featured about 100 street children. The actress was very moved by the plight of the children she met, and reached out to Children of Asia and helped launch a program to support underprivileged girls. Since 1998, Children of Asia has supported vulnerable children on the island of Cebu in meeting their basic needs.
We support close to 450 children each year, from elementary school through to university, by providing them with school supplies, food, medical care, and emotional support. The children we support live primarily with their families in slum areas in Cebu City. In 2013, Children of Asia opened a Training Center in order to broaden its action and provide its university students with support in entering the job market.
Children of Asia is accredited with the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) and a member of the Cebu City Task Force on Street Children.
OUR VISION, OUR MISSION
OUR VISION: A better life for all children, through access to education.
OUR MISSION: Helping underprivileged children build a better future by supporting them in meeting their basic needs.
THE SELECTION OF THE BENEFICIARIES
The selection process for prospective students is carried out by our three qualified Social Workers, based on the following criteria:
● The child must be motivated to go to school
● The child must come from a family with an unstable income
● The child must have several siblings
● The family’s monthly income does not exceed 9,000 pesos (around 175 euros)
● The family must be willing to support the child’s schooling
Annual budget of around 200 000 euros
OUR STAFF IN THE PHILIPPINES
(From left to right )
- Marione Bacalso : Training Center Manager
- Riza B. Geraldizo: Social Worker (Community program)
- Chloe Wagner : Local Program Director
- Juliette Gallou: Assistant Local Program Director
- Mia Tayco : Accountant
- Ana Fe B. Cañedo : Social Worker (Carreta and Alegria programs)
- Irish Roxanne F. Avanceña: Social Worker (Ermita program)
- Phebe Manzanilla: Career Guidance Counselor
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OUR OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Children of Asia
Cardoc Building Unit 302 / 5, Mango Avenue / Cebu City 6000
Landline: +63 32 263 23 19 / Mobile (sun): +63 (0) 9 25 67 89 365
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