Provide Protection Through an Education Program

by Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc
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Scholars successfully finished their workshop.
Scholars successfully finished their workshop.

Throughout the years, the Asia Select team looks forward to organizing, collaborating, and engaging with Filipino communities to create a long-lasting impact and make a difference. While Asia Select bring people and career opportunities together, they also share their 3Ts or they time, talent, and treasure with Filipino brothers and sisters through their yearly Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.

Asia Select Inc. truly supports Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. objectives. They help equip children the right skills and mindset and connect them to future employers.

Eleven enthusiastic scholars, five meaningful Saturdays, and two collaborative teams.

The month of May is indeed a successful month for both Asia Select and Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. after invigorating the minds of 11 students who are on their journey towards planning their future through their chosen career.

Asia Select launched General Career Planning Workshop among Childhope Philippines' EAP (Educational Assistance Program) scholars last May 7 at Childhope Ph headquarters, Paco, Manila. This workshop aims to help the youth in taking more responsibility for their career development and to become more serious about their career so that participants can recognize, implement, and finally, attain career goals. The general career planning workshops include self-assessment, personality development, goal-setting, resume writing, and how to pass the job interview. The workshop ran from May 7 until June 1, 2022.

Actually with Asia Select Inc. (ASI), we share the same mission. While ASI empowers the workforce to maximize their full potential, Childhope empowers street children so that we also maximize their potential to learn so that they can become accepted and responsible members of the society. With that, Childhope PH and ASI are perfect partners in what we do.” said Dr. Carpio, Childhope Executive Director.


With the guidance and support of the volunteers of Asia Select, the next generations of top professionals are more motivated than ever in reaching their goals!

Session on how to pass a job interview.
Session on how to pass a job interview.
Mock-up interview facilitated by ASI volunteers
Mock-up interview facilitated by ASI volunteers
One on one resume making session with volunteers
One on one resume making session with volunteers
Personality Development session
Personality Development session

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KalyEskwela session about online safety
KalyEskwela session about online safety

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t create the digital divide, but it has certainly exacerbated it. Digital inequity is at an all-time high and will only continue to grow if we do not work together to find solutions. During COVID-19, one-third of the world’s school-age children, or 463 million students, could not access remote learning. In the Philippines alone, 74 percent of public schools cannot make the transition to e-learning and more than 2 million students have no way of going online at all according to an enrollment survey conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) in 2020. Beyond education, the growing digital divide can stand in the way of accessing modern healthcare and competitive job opportunities as digital transformation continues to accelerate.

As part of its Sustainable Impact strategy,HP Inc. announced an ambitious goal to accelerate digital equity for 150 million people by 2030. To help achieve its objective, the company announced the launch of HP PATH (Partnership and Technology for Humanity), an innovative accelerator program that will invest in local initiatives and partnerships to address challenges in underserved communities around the world focused on education, healthcare and the creation of economic opportunities.

“As digital technology transforms seemingly every aspect of our lives, there’s a real danger of more and more people getting left behind. We cannot allow that to happen, and HP will work to break down the digital divide that prevents too many from accessing the education, jobs, and healthcare they need to thrive.” Said Mr. Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc.

Building on these efforts, HP commits to develop, launch, and manage a digital equity accelerator that seeks to support the digital equity of disenfranchised communities by activating innovative solutions and services for 150 million people by 2030.

HP believes true digital equity requires four key elements: hardware (e.g., laptop or printer); connectivity (e.g., access to the Internet); quality, relevant content (e.g., learning materials); and digital literacy, (e.g., skills to use the technology). HP’s work will focus on four specific communities that are most likely to experience digital divide:

  • Women and girls;
  • People with disabilities (including aging populations);
  • Communities of color/marginalized groups;
  • Educators and practitioners – to address their respective digital inclusion constraints and opportunities.


This focus will contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and help bridge needs with resources—in particular, healthcare, education, and economic opportunity.

Digital Equity/Covid-19 Community Relief:

  • Distributed more than 400 units of HP Neverstop Laser printers to NGOs like Childhope Foundation to amplify their efforts in supporting remote learning. Through their network of partner schools across the country, HP was able to reach thousands of students and teachers, enabling them to reproduce learning modules and deliver on home and school printing needs, especially in areas where a full digital set-up is not yet possible.
  • Continued its long-term partnership with Childhope Philippines under the program banner “KalyEskwela,” a mobile Learning Hub in line with its Street Education and Protection (STEP) Program which targets to educate and empower 100 street children for the future. Childhope Philippines is also the recipient of the HP Imagine Grant and 40 Days of Doing Good Grant to further amplify their efforts.
    • HP Imagine Grant is an employee contribution scheme focusing on education and technology-related learning experiences for the underrepresented and/or underserved communities.
    • 40 Days of Doing Good brings all HP employees around the world together to support local communities through volunteering. This year, HP Philippines took part in sharing their expertise through “Shadow & Learn” where they taught young learners with the necessary skills to be future-ready through topics such as social media marketing, marketing benefits and features as well as tips in looking for a job.

“Our goal is not just to do good through moments in time, but to make sure we send visible ripples for futures to come,” said Mr. Reyes, Philippines Managing Director, HP Inc. “At HP, we adapt a human-centric approach where we put people first and be actively present where the world needs reinvention the most.”

Distribution of HP printers to public schools
Distribution of HP printers to public schools
First Shadow & Learn activity with street kids
First Shadow & Learn activity with street kids
Digital Citizenship and Ethics webinar
Digital Citizenship and Ethics webinar
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Teaching street children how to write and read.
Teaching street children how to write and read.

Youth is the hope of our nation. This phrase gives hope to the current situation in the Philippines. Indeed, the next generation and the values that are instilled in them play a key role in improving our society. Thus, it’s vital to mold them to be the hope and not the other way around. This isn’t an easy task, especially in the state of our nation where governance, human rights, healthcare, and education are at stake. However, we can do something about it.

The Need for Donation for Children: Overview

Nation building takes courage, effort, time, and commitment. It also requires investing in the lives of children—the future of our country. Sadly, the Philippines is considered one of the countries facing a homeless crisis. With a great portion of the population living below the poverty line, many people end up without a roof over their heads; most of them are children.

In fact, there are an estimated 30,000 homeless children in the streets of Manila and 250,000 street children across the archipelago. While they are on the streets, they are at high risk of abuse, exploitation, hunger, human rights violations, and health issues—both physical and mental. These children are neglected and most of them are in conflict with the authorities. They suffer from discrimination and are considered throwaway children who are useless to society.

Challenges that Children Face

Children are the most vulnerable group in the community. They need guidance, support, and help to achieve their full potential. That’s why a number of organizations have taken up the task of holding donations and charity efforts alleviate these challenges. In addition, the country currently faces a number of challenges; including insufficient government funds, dying healthcare and education systems, lack of livelihood programs, housing, and a number of other crises. With these, children—especially the ones on the streets—experience these firsthand and are more exposed to harsh environments.

1. Poverty

One of the biggest challenges that children face in the Philippines is poverty. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA),10.94 million Filipinos don’t have enough income to even meet the basic food needs in the first semester of 2021. This has grown to a great degree due to theCOVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, many have suffered from homelessness, and it’s no secret that most of them are children.

2. Hunger

According to a survey conducted last year,4.2 million families experienced hunger; with a higher percentage of 20.7% in Mindanao, followed by 16.3% in the Visayas, 15.7% in Balance Luzon, and 14.7% in Metro Manila.

This is in relation to poverty. As mentioned earlier, a number of Filipinos struggle to make both ends meet. As a result, families living in absolute poverty don’t have enough means to buy healthy food, leaving them with no choice other than to eat pag-pag (recooked meat picked from garbage and dumps).Children from these families are usually malnourished and sick.

3. Health

Persistent poverty and hunger lead to poor health. Moreover, access to healthy food, safe drinking water, and healthcare remains difficult. Thus, many children have health issues. There’s no need for debate about theimportance of health. Yet, many still set this aside.

Street children need help and support to stay healthy. They need free access to clinics and hospitals, vaccines, medicine, and medical consultations, as well aspsychosocial support such as psychological first aid. Remember, children are vulnerable, and giving them the opportunity and aid to be healthy goes a long way. Hence, if we want to have a healthy community, we need to ensure that our children are healthy—both physically and mentally.

4. Child Labor

Another challenge children face is child labor. Many children, from poor families to street children, are forced to make a living. They’re compelled to work and provide for their families. As perPSA’s summary statistics, there were 872,000 working children in 2020. Of those, 597,000, or 68.4%, were child laborers. Of these estimated child laborers, 73.3% were in the age group of 15 to 17 years. Furthermore, 63.6% of the 597,000 child laborers were found in the agriculture sector.

5. Violence

All shall be entitled to their rights; andchildren’s rights are just as important. As stated in Presidential Decree No. 603, also known as theChild and Youth Welfare Code, “The child is one of the most important assets of the nation.” In spite of that, many children are exposed to violence, sexual abuse, traumatic experiences, and threats and conflicts.

Good thing, this shouldn’t be the case. We can be advocates of change and help in nation building through outreach programs and donation forchildren advocacies. Everyone has a role to play, and your role can make a difference.

Donation for Children: Childhope Philippines’ Programs to Help Children

As a non-profit organization with the mission of assisting the country by giving hope to street children, Childhope Philippines took the lead in creating programs that support and empower children to reach their potential and be good citizens—in large part due to our dedicated volunteers and partners who tirelessly give donations for children.

The Street Education and Protection (STEP) Program: A Product of Your Donation for Children

1. Education

The KalyEskwela (school on the streets) program aims to provide street children access to basic education—alternative education sessions and basic literacy and numeracy classes. We facilitate learning interventions on the street through modules from the DepEd-accredited Alternative Learning System (ALS).

Our street educators are trained to provide educational aid to children who go back to the formal school system. Plus, we also conduct trade and tech skills training programs through our Youth Empowerment Project. This aims to help them earn money to support themselves and their loved ones.

2. Psychosocial Interventions

We believe that psychosocial support is vital in molding thesocial behavior of the younger generations. Thus, we came up with programs that help our children process thoughts and experiences and cope with stress. In addition, we help homeless children find shelters where they can be safe and protected.

3. Health and Medical Services

The KliniKalye (mobile health clinic) program serves our children and those in need with primary medical care, consultations, and treatments.

4. Skills Development Programs

Children who are armed with leadership, computer literacy, sports, arts, and other 21st-century skills have better opportunities. That is why we make it a point to provide skill development programs for our children in order to provide them with the necessary skills that will help them have brighter futures.

Donation for Children: Help Children to Have a Better and Brighter Future through #ChangeFor100

Help us raise 3,000,000 pesos to change the lives of 100 street children! You can donate by going to the Pay Bills feature on the GCash app and searching for “Change For 100 by Childhope” in the ‘Others’ category.

With your donation for children, you can help us continue our mission and vision of preparing the next generation of leaders for our nation. All proceeds will directly go to Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc.’s one-year program plan. This includes alternative learning sessions about sanitation, children’s rights, reading and writing, meals and allowances, counseling and health services, and recreational activities.

Wait no more! Download the GCash app or register to GCash on Messenger, available for all networks! Check the links below:

Play Store:bit.ly/GCashAndroid; App Store:bit.ly/GCashiOS

Help give them a chance to have a childhood and a better, safer future. All you need is 1 tap to touch 100 lives.

Rebuild the Lives of the Next Generation through Donation for Children Programs

Be part of Childhope Philippines’ advocacies and play your key role in nation building. Be an agent of change by joining our team or pledging donations. Together, let us help the street children and their families have better tomorrows.

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Actual KalyEskwela session on the streets of Manil
Actual KalyEskwela session on the streets of Manil

As the Philippines enters various lockdowns every month — with Manila on its third strictest lockdown this 2021 since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year — online classes in the Philippines will continue. Most students and teachers would like to go back to face-to-face classes, but they really can’t do anything, for now, other than follow the government’s recommendation to continue mobile learning.

The Philippine government, together with the Department of Education (DepEd), announced last August 5 that the school year for 2021 will officially open on September 13 and shall end on June 24, 2022. However, the fact remains that most youth can’t attend school, whether it is online or modular classes, due to a lack of material resources and provision. Hence, they become out-of-school youths.

How Childhope Philippines helped street children and youth in Metro Manila

Good news! The number of street children and youth enrolled in formal school has increased this year.

Based on the recent data recorded by Childhope Philippines’ Street Education Unit, a 44% increase in the number of street children and youth under their program enrolled this for SY 2021-2022.

This year, 372 students enrolled: Elementary - 184 students; Junior High School – 156; Senior High School -17; and College – 15

The struggle to get school supplies, mobile gadgets, stable internet connection, financial provision to pay bills, and other basic needs are too much to handle for parents who are truly having a hard time providing. This is most especially true with underprivileged families and children.

In light of this, Childhope Philippines continues its activities for street children, so they continue learning despite the struggle brought by the pandemic. The activities include the KalyEskwela Mobile Community Learning Hub (KMCLH), school supplies distribution, and Online Alternative Education Sessions.

The KalyEskwela Mobile Community Learning Hub has a huge impact on street children, especially children enrolled in formal school. As a result, they were able to continue their online classes. And this is the reason why other street children are encouraged to study again because they know they have reliable help specifically on educational support from Childhope Philippines.

The regular intervention or counseling of their social workers on street children has also helped a lot to address their family and school problems and encourage them to continue their education or to go back to formal school.

Help Street Children Achieve Their Potential Today

Childhope Philippines is a non-profit organization for children in the Philippines, committed to promoting welfare, upholding, and protecting children’s rights, particularly children in street situations. Empower every student, including the street children, by volunteering and helping them attain their right to education in these trying times.

Together, let us contribute to a better future by giving hope to every child who will be the next generation.

 

Street educators always there to guide the kids.
Street educators always there to guide the kids.
Discussion on how to handle the gadgets properly.
Discussion on how to handle the gadgets properly.
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Plenary session on Module Development Workshop
Plenary session on Module Development Workshop

In line with the mission and vision of the organization, “to integrate programs and services to street children, as well as gaining access for the fulfillment of their rights”, Childhope Philippines’ street educators and social workers gathered together to conduct a one-day workshop on module development on October 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Ermita, Manila.

As the COVID-19 pandemic interfered with the children’s education, the exertion in teaching children continues to be diverse such as in online and modular learning methods.

The goal of this workshop is to help street educators become professionally competent in requiring abilities to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive relationship with the children.

It is expected that street educators and social workers should enhance their skills in providing teaching activities to their street children clientele in accordance with the Street Education curriculum. This workshop will also enable street educators and social workers to learn new concepts specifically in teaching children which will empower them to become effective and efficient educators.

Childhope Assistant Executive Director, Ms.Quinto, spearheaded the workshop.

Ms. Quinto highlighted the importance of the ADDIE “Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate” Instructional Design and BLOOM’s Taxonomy in developing modules. This will guide the street educators in preparing their action plan and properly assess if the resources, agency programs and services, and level of children’s learning including environmental factors are interconnected.

She also presented the Instructional System Design as a training activity template that street educators will use as a fundamental basis to evaluate their learning sessions.

After the plenary session, the street educators were divided into two groups and assigned to do a training activity plan. The purpose of this group activity is to assess the comprehensive understanding of street educators regarding the module development workshop and for them to be able to apply it in their future teaching sessions.

The workshop concluded through the presentation of their designed training activity plans.

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