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Tuloy Foundation

 

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      Get into the heart and soul of this organization
        and discover how God is using this helping hand to help street children 
     

 

      Walang kinabukasan sa kalye.

      The streets do not offer any prospects of a bright future. This is the  reality  that  street  children  have  to  face. Perhaps, begging, selling  flowers,  washing  cars,  or assisting  in the marketplace will help  a  few augment  their families´ income, but a child constantly exposed  to  the dangers and temptations of the streets could easily fall prey to its lures.

 

Substance abuse…

      Easy money through petty crimes or prostitution…

      Protection  from  gangs…The  child’s  chances  of  going  to school, developing  into  a  responsible  person, nurturing healthy relationships with family and friends, and maturing in his spiritual life diminish as he continues his exploits in the streets.

      Tuloy offers street children an alternative. HOPE. Pag-asa. There is life after the streets

   

VISION-MISSION-GOALS

Basic Creed

bulletBirthright of every child toward human dignity
bulletThe call of every person to a personal and communitarian relationship with God
bulletThe capability of these wounded children to bounce back
bulletGod's providence for those who trust in Him and those who take care of the least of the brethren

 

Core Values

bulletIntegrity
bulletEmpowerment
bulletSensitivity to Needs of Clientele
bulletCooperation and Teamwork
bulletExcellence
bulletSpirituality

 

Vision

We envision that poor, abandoned, and marginalized youth, particularly street children, be provided with adequate food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and basic education toward their integral development.

 

Mission

We commit ourselves to the protection and promotion of the right of  street  children  to  a  life  befitting  their  human and Christian dignity.

 

Goal

We aim to help these children acquire values, habits, and capabilities for self-direction and their eventual reintegration into the mainstream of society.

 

Fundamental Strategy

We believe in the use of loving kindness, reason, and religion, as well as training to self-direction and responsibility.

 

Program Purpose

The  Tuloy  sa Don Bosco Street Children Program aims to promote a comprehensive  approach  in order to meet the physical, economic, psycho-social,  moral  and  spiritual  needs of street children. This is achieved  by  increasing  their access to social services, health care, education,  training,  and  placement  services,  bringing  them  to a level  where  they can be employed. This approach implies adopting multiple  levels  of  intervention  to deal with the clientele's various need.

 

 

SERVICES RENDERED

Heal

bulletIndividual Therapy & Counseling
bulletMoral and Spiritual Formation
bulletValues Formation

 

Care

bulletCrisis Intervention
bulletLong Term Residential Services
bulletMedical and Dental Treatment

 

Teach

bulletEducational Sponsorship
bulletVocational and Skills Training
bulletLivelihood and Income Generation
bulletTutorials
bulletAssistance in OJT and Employment

 

TULOY PROGRAMS

      The   complete   rehabilitation   of  a  street  child  necessitates  a comprehensive  approach. Attention must be given to all aspects of his development so he can become a well-rounded individual. Tuloy offers a 6-phase program to ensure a gradual, balanced and systematic approach for the children's growth and development. These are:

Phase

Objective

I. Motivation

Inspire and encourage children to leave the streets permanently

II. Humanization

Change of basic human habits in personal hygiene, table manners, discipline and orderliness

III. Direction Setting

Coping with hurts and pains, psychological traumas, catering to moral-spiritual needs

IV. Capacity Building

Goal setting, suitability and capability for academic and/or vocational-technology skills training

V. Pre-integration

Exposure to the world of work through on-the-job training (OJT) or apprenticeship

VI. Reintegration

Entering the world of work and resettlement

      Tuloy subscribes to the teachings of St. John Bosco in his approach to  youth. It  adopts  the  preventive  system  of  using  reason,  loving kindness and religion in handling child development. It does not believe in  punitive  punishment  and  instead, it applies the rewards: merit and demerit system  in instilling discipline and in the moral formation of the child. Any form of physical punishment is prohibited.

 

OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF PROGRAM

Figures as of September 2001

Residential Program

A  total  of  420  children  have  case  files  and  have  availed  of  the long-term residential treatment. Added to this number are hundreds of other  children  who  have been served through the Foundation's patio program, counseling, referrals, etc. An average of up to 5 children per week are served through these services.

      There  are  130  children residing in the Street children Village. Of this number, 13 are girls.

Education Program

      Tuloy  has  been  offering  non-formal  education  since  1997. The school  building  in  Makati  could accommodate up to 230 resident and non-resident  children  per  school  year. The Foundation has produced graduates in the following three levels:

bulletLevel III: Grade 5 & 6;
bulletLevel V: Third and Fourth Year High School; and
bulletLevel VI: Vocational Technical

      

Voc-Tech  students  take  the  TESDA  trade  test before the end of the school year so they can be issued a certificate and license as third class technicians.

 

LEVELS

SY
1997-1998

SY
1998-1999

SY
1999-2000

SY
2000-2001

Total

III

30

13

21

22

86

V

9

8

8

14

39

VI

26

35

32

41

134

TOTAL

65

56

61

77

259

      

Forty-one  (41)  former  students/wards  in  Tuloy  have  work  or  are undergoing training. While 8 are taking further studies.

      Tuloy   sa   Don   Bosco   School   in   Alabang   has  370  resident  and non-resident  students. Non-resident students come from very poor families in  Las Piñas,  Muntinlupa,  and  Makati, and from four other Street Children Centers in Metro Manila.