with street children and young prostitutes in Manila, Philippines, giving
shelter, food, education and love.
have children who have experienced all kind
of cruelty that modern-day
society can possibly offer. We have to remind ourselves that, children being
what they are by nature: vulnerable, innocent and unable to take care of
themselves, it is they who suffer the most from whatever happens in the world
around them, especially in a disintegrated society, like in poor Philippines.
the root cause, we see around us...
and emotionally battered children
and the list goes on...
offer these children a place to live other
than the streets, Dominique
Lemay, a French social worker, working alongside with Filipino partners, set
up the Virlanie Foundation, Inc. in Manila, Philippines in 1988.
Virlanie Foundation is a non-profit, non-stock child-caring institution
duly licensed by the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and
Development. As a Non Governmental
Organization, it is also a member of the
Special National Committee against Child Prostitution and the Technical Working
Group of the Department of Justice. Presently, Virlanie Foundation operates 12
homes, currently caring for 270 children.
employs 75 Filipino social workers, street educators,
and other persons.
Here are some of our programs...
Drop-in Center program
d'Or de Virlanie
The Children's Legal Right Program