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Alay Pagasa Christian Foundation Inc.

 

Alay Pagasa Christian Foundation Inc.

            In April 1990 a group of committed Christians who have worked intensively among street children organized ALAY PAGASA CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION, INC. It is a non-profit, non-stock Christian organization whose main purpose is to assist street children and their families into becoming followers of Christ and productive members of society in partnership with concerned individuals, local churches, government and non-government organizations.   

Alay Pagasa means an offering of hope. It brings hope by proclaiming the good news about God’s love and mercy. It seeks to affirm the truth that God is working to transform lives of anyone who puts his trust in Him. It is an obedient response to God’s command that His people are to:

            “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed; rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3,4)

 

ALAY PAGASA CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION, INC. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and an associate member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and the National Council for Social Development. 

Our Finances

            The program, services and staff are supported by gifts and donations from individual and group sponsors from within the country and overseas.

What We Offer

            ALAY PAGASA combines spiritual and socio-economic development strategies in its efforts to attain its goals.

The Program

STREET-BASED “Get them off the streets.”

            The workers spend hours in different areas where street children are found. They do individual counseling, witnessing, group sessions and practical deeds that help meet the needs of the children. Other activities that would motivate them to leave street life are organized, e.g. camps, sports fest, educational trips, and fellowships.

CENTER-BASED “Prepare them for the future.”

DROP-IN PROGRAM Temporary shelter and related services such as feeding, health care, counseling, sports and recreation etc., are provided to street contacts ages 10-18. Reconciliation to the family, referral to other agencies and admission to the rehabilitation program are three options available to each ward admitted to the Drop-in Center.

REHABILITATION PROGRAM This is a long-term program consisting of discipleship, formal and non-formal education, skills training, income generating activities and job placement. The goal is tom equip the children and youth for continuing spiritual, psychosocial and economic growth and development.

COMMUNITY-BASED “Reach the families.”

            Individual families and their respective communities play vital roles to the overall solution of the street children problem. In Purok 4, Bgy. Pineda, Pasig, which is home to a good number of street children, Alay Pagasa, serves as a catalyst that brings together families and available resources to deal with the situation that spawned the problem. The workers are engaged in teaching principles of Christian living and organizing activities geared to bolster psychosocial and economic development. A similar work has been started among families of street children in other communities. As change takes place in individual lives, their respective communities will eventually experience transformation to the glory of God.