It's almost Christmas - how time flies so fast!
The lovely girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa had a productive and fun October - besides visitors and volunteers coming, they attended a network of NGOs event to overcome extreme poverty, held at the Rizal Park last October 17.
We also have been receiving email inquiries, asking if they could hold their birthday celebrations at the center. The girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa loves parties - so the following months will be filled with laughter and fun - for both the girls and the volunteers.
TSL is still continuously striving to look for partnerships with different organizations to extend networking and to seek out for funding.
On other updates, the girls are still having fun creating accessories!
The photos of their cute jewelries can be seen here:
With the help of donors, staff and friends of TSL - we all hope that the girls will get better and better.
For this month, Tahanan Sta. Luisa has been blessed with good news, not to mention the continuous support of different volunteers, individual donors and partnerships for the center.
The girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa were given a free unit of a videoke microphone by Grand Videoke. The staff of Grand Videoke went to the center this month for the official turnover, conducted with games and activities to which the girls really enjoyed.
The center also had a recent partnership with Filipino Outreach International, an organization which sends "balikbayan boxes" from their area to the groups they support. This month, they helped Tahanan Sta. Luisa by providing the girls with girls teens clothing.
Lastly, during the end of the month, Tahanan Sta. Luisa got a great news of a grant approval by Korea Women's Fund - the organization will assist the center's Educational Program for this year until 2015. This great news has given the staff more motivation to strive further in taking good care of these young, lovely and hopeful girls.
More updates in the center are still being posted at the official facebook page: www.facebook.com/tahananstaluisainc
Tahanan Sta. Luisa's month of August is filled with school activities and livelihood programs for the girls. Leonie, Trish and Diana, all volunteers from different countries, has helped the center a lot.
Leonie is a volunteer from Belgium and she helped the Center Director and the girls by providing psychosocial services for the girls. She provided assessment on what the center needs to do the most in providing utmost care when it comes to their psychological needs.
Trish is a volunteer from Australia and she is with the center for three months to help in giving product modifications with the current TSL products made by the girls in the center. She left many new designs for the girls to make.
While Diana is the one in charge of marketing the new products of Tahanan Sta. Luisa. She is also from Australia and stayed in the center for three months as well.
To see their daily activities, you can visit their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/tahananstaluisainc
August is one productive month for Tahanan Sta. Luisa!
July was a GREAT month for Tahanan! The center had different activities and visitors are still coming in. TSL still has Ms. Diana Heng of Australia to volunteer as a Marketing Officer to help Tahanan Sta. Luisa in selling their products. One of her project was to pitch in TSL's products to a Filipino crafts store so they could sell it to all of their branches - and as of this moment, it is still being negotiated. We are all praying for a positive outcome for this.
This month, TSL also had a new opportunity - Tahanan Sta. Luisa was chosen by a boradsheet newspaper The Philippine Star to be a part of their #28StoriesOfGiving project which showcases different stories of loss, triumph and selflessness of people and/or organizations.
Included in this project is an aid to help all the chosen 28 by donating Php5.00 to every person who mentions Tahanan Sta. Luisa and uses the hashtag #28StoriesofGiving in their Twitter or Facebook accounts.
This project is currently having an exhibit in one of the biggest malls in Manila. This gives opportunity for the center to be more known by Flipinos who are not aware of the organization yet.
To see the article, please click the link:
July starts the rainy season here. We hope all our friends are safe! Thank you for your continuous support to Tahanan Sta. Luisa.
In the Philippines, the start of the school year is during this month. The girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa are very busy with their scheduled activities and their school - which is based on Alternative Learning System (ALS). The girls are grouped in three batches after assessing their knowledge and capacity of learning.
This month, the center was very lucky to have an approved small grant from the Helping Hands Program, an organization based in Singapore which helps kids thru its financial assistance for school expenses.
The center also has two new volunteers - Diana from ABV / Dev Concepts, which will be helping TSL in marketing the products created by the girls during their accessories - making session with Trish. The other one is Jonneke, a volunteer from Holland who will be assisting the two Social Workers of Tahanan.
June is a busy day indeed at Tahanan Sta. Luisa, and the staff and girls couldn't be any happier with all the blessings!
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