The home’s aim is to remove children off the streets and facilitate a rehabilitation and development program for the boys.
Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
19 November 2018
How your support will work to make a difference:
Help remove children children off the street
Provide a safe environment
Support children to achieve their goals
Ensure guidance for their future as they work to overcome their past
QCCT has been working with Ang Bahay Parola Grace Home for Boys since March 2016. We first were introduced to the home through Rotary contacts and on our first meeting with the ABP Team we just knew this was “the one”. The home’s aim is to remove children off the streets and facilitate a rehabilitation and development program for the boys with the ultimate aim of eventually restoring them to their families or a foster family.
Since our partnership with the home, we have been able to fund a 3 level extension of the home to allow for expanded office space, a secure printing work shop area, a space for the residents to take time out and relax or play music, an infirmary for new admissions to ensure they are isolated until medically cleared, a roof top sustainable garden space for the home designed by the boys themselves as well as an additional retreat when the leaders of the home need one on one time with the boys for counselling or development.
We also were able to fund the installation of a brand new kitchen with new appliances. This was a much needed renovation as the home prepares 3 cooked meals a day for up to 30 people a meal. We were able to open up some of the walls of the kitchen for ventilation and provide some much needed workspace and storage space.
We’ve also assisted the home in creating an emergency accommodation space for times in need for those in the area, especially during the typhoon season.
Our team has held many successful working trips to Manila to carry out painting, general renovations, electrical work as well as taking the boys and staff on outings to theme parks, museums and activities.
Summer vocational programs have become a hit at the home through cooking, drawing, painting, gardening and voice lessons. During their end of term vacation, the boys actively participated in different programs with specially sourced providers. The art classes have allowed six boys to shine as up and coming artists. Their dedication to the program saw them voluntarily give up 3 days a week to attend the classes. The results have been outstanding and the home is now preparing a greeting card selection to be offered for sale as part of the home’s sustainable project in conjunction with QCCT. A secondary bonus from the program was the discovery that the boys were able to seek counselling through their painting. The use of some colours were blanked from their minds until they started expressing themselves through artwork. Their dedication and commitment to the program is truly admirable.
MTWP owns and operates this home for boys, located in Bacoor, Cavite (Ang Bahay Parola – Grace Home for Boys) as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and is affiliated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Through the Home and sponsorships such as QCCT, many children receive education, relevant training and seminars, tutorials, medical and dental care, a safe and loving home, the guidance of trained social workers, values and morals education, as well as mentorship and care of church volunteers, sports training, music and arts classes, and trips to the theatre, museums and amusement and educational parks.
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