Childhope Regional Office for Asia was established in July 1989 after the First Regional Conference of Street Children in Asia held in Manila in May 1989. Participants in the conference recognized and established Childhope Asia as the organization that will initiate networking and collaboration among the different agencies working for street children in Southeast Asia region. It also conducted advocacy trainings in these neighboring countries. In line with such activities, ChildHope Philippines also established the Street Education Program to serve as a model for other countries to follow.
By 1995, Childhope Asia Philippines registered in the SEC and eventually became a separate and independent entity from other Childhope organizations including Childhope International in UK.
As part of a more holistic approach to reduce the number of street children, ChildHope Philippines has two other sister organizations namely Tahanan Sta. Luisa (Tahanan) and Families and Children for Empowerment and Development (FCED). All three organizations including ChildHope Philippines were founded by its Founding President, Teresita L. Silva.
The problem of street children is usually tackled in three approaches namely:
1. Outreach and Protection - ChildHope Philippines
2. Prevention - FCED
3. Recovery& Rehabilitation - Tahanan
FCED focuses more on community development by providing livelihood trainings, education, health services, microfinance and other services to help empower these families and prevent the children ending up on the streets.
Tahanan on the other hand is a temporary shelter for street girls who have been sexually abused and requiring rehabilitation before they can be reunited to their communities.
affiliations and Memberships
Childhope is a recognized and trusted partner to the following organizations:
· About 10,300 street children all over Metro Manila were assisted from 1995 up to 2012
· About 1,428 street children were referred to various recovery centers from 1998 up to 2012
· About 184 street children were reunited with their families from 2006 to 2012
· 2 street children were able to finish college and are now working (1 as Street Educator and 1 as office staff)
· About 500 street children every year gain a better understanding of their rights and learn to protect themselves and their fellow street children from abuse by reporting cases of abuse committed against them or their peers to their Street Educators or to responsible authorities
· About 500 street children every year show improvement in their basic literacy and numeracy skills
· About 50 street children of street families return to formal school every year
· About 300 street children every year can develop/formulate their life goals with asssitance from the Street Educators
· About 200 street children every year are able to reduce their engagement in negative habits and/or illegal activities, such as drug abuse, snatching, gambling, among others.
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1210 Penafrancia Ext., Paco,
Manila, Philippines 1007
T: +63 2 563 4647
T: +63 2 561 7118
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