Provide Protection Through an Education Program

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Provide Protection Through an Education Program
Provide Protection Through an Education Program
Provide Protection Through an Education Program
Provide Protection Through an Education Program
Provide Protection Through an Education Program
KalyEskwela or Mobile School
KalyEskwela or Mobile School

As poverty remains to be one of the biggest developmental issues in the country, poverty reduction continues to be at the core of Childhope Philippines services mostly for the children living in the streets. Over the years, development processes became more participatory especially for the stakeholders. As the country aims for steady and inclusive economic and social growth, The Childhope Philippines ensures continued support to the street Filipino youth. Thus, by giving them more opportunities to build a bright future for themselves, their families and their communities, they will have a greater contribution to poverty reduction.

Street children comprise about 1-3% of the children and youth population of the major cities in the Philippines. Metro Manila and the National Capital Region (NCR) have an estimated 30,000 children on the streets, while nationwide; some 250,000 street children are believed to be plying the streets of major urban centers.

While on the streets, these children are exposed to very harsh and dangerous elements. They suffer from hunger, cold, sickness, abuse, and exploitation. Among the street children, the street girls are the most vulnerable to maltreatment, sexual abuse and exploitation. 30% of street children are girls.

Most street children are child workers, working and/or living on the streets and engaged in vending, car washing, scavenging, begging, peddling drugs, prostitution and petty theft. Boys, just as often as girls, are sexually abused. These children are often in conflict with the law and the authorities.

Childhope Philippines continues to be on the frontline in establishing a safer environment for the street children, empowering them together with their families, and ensuring them to gain access to a more developmental and productive future.

Through the aid of Childhope’s banner program, the Street Education and Protection Program, the street children are offered protection from abuse, opportunities to develop knowledge about their rights and responsibilities and the risks encountered on the streets. The program also aims to assist and provide the children with their most urgent, individual needs such as food, health and medical care, paralegal advice, counselling and protection, and support them in building a better life for themselves by providing access to education and vocational training and ultimately helping them to leave the streets. Childhope Philippines prioritize abandoned, abused and neglected street children who live alone on the streets and do not have any connection with their families and we go to where the children are, running many of our programs on the streets.

Childhope wants all the street children to have an opportunity to access well integrated education and childcare provision. Childhope believes that all children should be able to enjoy their life and learning, growing healthy, and achieve their best potential. Childhope are fully committed to continue to develop their knowledge and skills to meet children’s unique needs.

In reaching out to the street children, Childhope Philippines know that they cannot do it alone. They believe that every individual can support their advocacy in small or immense cooperation.

We invite you to be part of the change. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer. Let’s save the children out of streets.

For more information, email us at or You can contactus +63 2 563 4647 / 561 7118 or +63 917 501 0899.


In commemoration of November's "Children's Month", Childhope Philippines Foundation holds its annual music celebration dubbed as " MusiKalye 2018: A Showcase of Talents by Rocked/ Mobile Music School" last November 17 at Saint Vincent Hall, Adamson University, Manila.

It was the biggest music festival and biggest gathering of street children who were underwent in RockEd/ Mobile Music School sessions throughout the year.

A total of 103 street children from Childhope's area in Metro Manila performed in one stage and showcased their God-given talents in dancing, singing, and playing musical instruments. The street children shared their talents in music as gratitude for your support.

RockEd / Mobile Music School is one of the Skill Development Programs of Childhope which aims to empower street children, develop their skills, and to inspire them to build positive character and confidence.

Christian Quintana, RockEd participants, share his story why he join the program, "I joined RockEd/ Mobile Music School because I really wanted to sing. Though, there are lot of people always says that I do not know how to sing and I cannot do it.. But still our Street Educators encourge I to join RockEd where they can help me sing better". 

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"As their mentor, I am really impressed of their talents and I am so happy for these children because they are actually out of their comfort-zone. Apart from the talents they had shown to us, I also happy for their developments.... Specifically the confidence that they have now is so priceless" Melchor Amante, RockEd Coordinator said.

Because of MusiKalye’s success this year, our street children became more motivated to pursue their passion and hone their skills. You play an important part in their journey towards growth. Through your help, we can empower more street children and inspire them to build good character and confidence.   

Your support will help us in endeavors to raise awareness on the plight of street children and ensure they are able to develop their skills, exercise their duties and responsibilities, and grow up to be caring, passionate, and motivated citizens.


Out with the old, in with the new. In preparation for Childhope Philippines’ 30th founding anniversary, the organization’s classic Mobile Education Van (MEV) gets a new identity through KalyEskwela, having its maiden run this August 2018.

KalyEskwela’s design concept is made possible through the help of BBDO Guerrero, who helped the organization with its advertising campaigns in the past years, including the international award-winning “Chalk” video series, where real-life situations of Metro Manila’s street children are depicted through chalk drawings on the streets.

The van itself is donated by Dell (now Dell EMC) through a grant given to Childhope Philippines in 2015 as part of its Powering the Possible campaign. Since then, the van has served about 500 street children every year, providing an innovative tool for teaching alternative education sessions, basic literacy and numeracy, and computer literacy sessions.

“The new van design catches the children’s eyes and stirs their imagination. It also gives a sense of identity among the organization’s beneficiaries. This is us. This van is a symbol of our strong partnership with stakeholders, and the lasting commitment to continue the work to uplift the welfare of street children in Metro Manila,” said Dr. Herbert Quilon Carpio, Executive Director of Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc.

Childhope Philippines has continuously enhanced and leveled up to provide the right support to all the partners - educational institutions, corporates, volunteers, families, communities, individuals, and governments - so they can better assist street children to meet the demands of current times.

"As Childhope Philippines approaches its 30th years, we've got more exciting things yet to Unfold. All these for the benefit of the street children. This is merely a glimpse of brighter years ahead," Carpio added.

As Childhope continously innovates and finds ways to assist the street children for the future, it also poses the a challenge to each of us today -- how do you contribute to shaping the future generation? Find out more about the essentials of Street Education and Protection Program and join us our movement. Visit


Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. is formerly known as Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. You can check out the Chalk videos on their Youtube channel, HopeOrgPh.


Participants of 2018 Hope Sports Festival
Participants of 2018 Hope Sports Festival

Another festive and jam-packed event for Childhope Philippines in celebrating its 11th year of Hope Sport Festival last May 8 – 12.

 About 222 street children filled the halls of the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, wearing their designated uniforms, representing 6 teams, and competing in basketball, volleyball, badminton and futkal (street soccer).

Dubbed as Hope Sports Festival, this yearly tradition is part of the skills development project organized by Childhope Philippines to promote the spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship among its street children beneficiaries. Moreover, the activity aims to develop their sports skills and talents and to teach them important values in pursuing their goals and passions.

The program was kicked off by Ms. Helen Quinto, Childhope’s Assistant Executive Director. In her opening remarks, she reminded the participants that the objective of the team is greater than individual goals, as stated in the project’s core values. She also stressed that the value of success should be for every member of the team, and that although it is a competition, participants should still enjoy the games. 
Badminton games were conducted the on the first day of the sports fest. Team Violet (OSMA/ NAIA area) were declared champions and led the game against their opponent Team Red (Ermita/ Kalaw) with a score of 14 – 11. Team Red was declared second place while Team Yellow (Luneta/ Pier area) landed third place.
On the other hand, the much-awaited All-Star Basketball game had an intense competition participated in by selected players from North (Blue Team) areas and South (Orange Team) areas of Metro Manila. The game ended with a score of 54 – 53, where Team North won against its opponent and was declared as champions.
For Volleyball, Team Blue (Lawton/ Morayta), managed to pull away with the win, with the final score 25-19.
Team Violet beat Team Green (Blumentritt/ Monumento) in Midget Basketball Competition.

 For Futkal, Team Yellow (Luneta/ Pier) beat its rival team, 1-0 in a very intense and exciting match.

All winners for this year’s sports fest received medals from Love Radio FM, trophies, and extra prizes like bags from Cartella, and loot bags from Cheil Integrated Marketing. Also, Ms. Lany Macapagal- Manzanilla sponsored the food and snacks for the participants.
The 11th Hope Sports Festival wouldn’t be possible without the help of our generous partners: High Five Hope Foundation and the Philippine Sports Commission. This year’s games were also made possible through the following sponsors: Atlassian Philippines, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Cheil Intergrated Marketing, Cartella, Malayan Insurance Company, Pinoy My Love Radio FM, Ms. Lana Macapagal- Manzanilla, Ms. Diane Subido, Ms. Tricia Canapi - Monsod, Mr. Rolf Trutmann and Ms. Riva GalvezTan.

For more pictures, please visit our official FB page.

2018 Futkal (Football on the streets) players
2018 Futkal (Football on the streets) players


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She Made It_Khay Ann

The new social worker assigned in some areas where Childhope operates address the psycho-social needs of the children participants.

The social worker in Ermita, Manila conducted an individual counselling to an Educational Assistance Program (EAP) sponsored child for repeated misbehaviours and irregular attendance in classes which nearly terminate her from the educational assistance program. After coordinating with the school and counselling with child’s mother, the child regularly goes to school and no longer misbehave. Social worker still conducts school and home visit to monitor the child’s behavior and academic performance.

 Two (2) teenage boys were counselled and referred for Voc. Tach training since they both expressed their interest and willingness to attend the Hotel and Restaurant Services classes. The social worker referred them to Childhope’s Voc. Tech coordinator and regularly visit them to ensure that they attend the daily classes. Fortunately, these boys completed the training and able to pass the competency examination (NC2). The social worker will continuously monitor them on their on-the-job training and refer them for possible employment.

 A series of group counselling was conducted by the social worker among the ten (10) teen-age girl children involved in pornography and prostitution reported during the previous reporting period. The topics are: Teen-age Pregnancy, Child Pornography and Prostitution and Positive and Negative Behaviour. At first, the children were hesitant to disclose their insights/feelings, however, because of the social worker’s constant follow-up and monitoring, the children can now openly express what they would like to share.

 One sponsored child and his father having relationship problem were counselled by the social worker. Both father and son speak out their sentiments and promised to start all over again.  Social worker will help the father find a new job to support his son’s educational and survival needs while the sponsored child promised to study hard to graduate from his college course.  

 A total of fourteen (14) children were assisted in securing their Birth Registration and late registration application at the National Statistics office. Childhope is still on the process of looking for donors to support the payment for late registration or establish linkage with the local civil registry to address this concern.   


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Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.

Location: Manila, N/A - Philippines
Project Leader:
Mylene Lagman
Resource Mobilization and Communications Manager
Manila, N/A Philippines

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