Giving Back The Smile to Street Children



These are updates on the latest events, activities and campaigns of Virlanie Foundation, Inc. Find out more about what Virlanie has been doing and what people are saying about our projects.

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Virlanie conducts Health Education sessions

Posted on 08/14/18 in General News

Every quarter of the year, Virlanie Foundation, Inc.’s medical team holds health education sessions for its house parents and children in its residential homes; most recently, a health ed session was held last August 6 and 8 at Elizabeth home’s library for Virlanie’s houseparents.

Story of Car-car: A child full of talent

Posted on 08/13/18 in General News

Car-car, 7, a child from Virlanie’s Tanglaw Home (home for children 7 to 12 years old), recently won 1st prize at a talent competition organized by City Government of Makati Social Welfare Department. Car-car performed along with his eight other classmates from Pio Special Education Elementary School. The talent competition, titled “Paligsining ng mga Batang May K” (Talent competition for children with potential), is in line with the City Government’s celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. It gathered children with special needs from different public schools of Makati.

When policy change starts with youth leaders: Rosemarie, The Rising Youth President, sparks advocacy on ending child, early and forced marriages

Posted on 07/30/18 in General News

As the newly elected President of The Rising Youth, a young adults’ organization under Virlanie’s Independent Living Program, Rosemarie, 18, always takes the role of facilitator among her fellow young adults. Her honesty in expressing herself and her eagerness to learn and attend trainings made her stand out among other adolescents of her age. There was no doubt that Rosemarie has the potential of becoming a great leader. That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise that she qualified as one of Virlanie’s participants in an issue orientation and policy advocacy training for youth leaders on ending child, early and forced marriages (CEFM).

Sofitel Manila and Virlanie launches Teach to Reach 2018

Posted on 07/30/18 in General News

Sofitel Manila, a long-time partner of Virlanie Foundation, has recently relaunched its Teach to Reach program last June 21, 2018. The program, which started way back in 2005, is in partnership with Virlanie’s Magellan Learning Center in helping children cope with their academic difficulties. Teach to Reach also aims to promote volunteerism among Filipinos in an effort to uplift the current situation of street children.

Virlanie celebrates Nutrition month through urban agriculture

Posted on 07/14/18 in General News

In line with this year’s National Nutrition Council’s (NNC) Nutrition month theme “Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin”, this year’s celebration introduced urban gardening to our children through planting various vegetables and fruits, as well to increase their awareness of the benefits from urban gardening.

Virlanie-ENGIE Foundation partnership gives hope to children

Posted on 07/06/18 in General News

Through the help of supporters like ENGIE Foundation, each child is given a new beginning in a caring home where they can feel secured, loved, and taken care of. Virlanie and ENGIE Foundation mutually believe that this is the first step for every child’s holistic development.

Celebrating Philippine Independence: Virlanie raises historical awareness of children

Posted on 06/29/18 in General News

To celebrate this year’s Philippine Independence Day, Virlanie organized an educational tour for Grade 4 to 7 children in our residential homes, specifically Tanglaw and Masaya, last June 12, 2018. A total of 16 Virlanie children and 5 staff were given the opportunity to tour around Casa Manila, Baluarte De San Diego, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, National Museum of Anthropology, as well as the newly-opened National Museum of Natural History. Our children also witnessed for the very first time the symbolic Flag Raising Ceremony in Luneta Park.

Inclusive education redefined at Virlanie’s first IncluED: Inclusive Education Dialogue

Posted on 06/13/18 in General News

In partnership with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Virlanie carried out its first dialogue on inclusive education in line with the launch of its education campaign, Give2Achieve, last June 8, 2018 entitled IncluED. It’s a half-day symposium which put together speakers from different sectors of the society to discuss about the current state of inclusive education in the Philippines.

Virlanie Foundation, Inc. sparks advocacy for inclusive education with IncluED

Posted on 06/01/18 in General News

This June 8, along with Give2Achieve’s launch, the Foundation will hold its first inclusive education event in partnership with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) called IncluED: Inclusive Education Dialogues- a half-day symposium that aims to bring awareness and create meaningful discussions on inclusive education among different social sectors in the country. Happening at DLS CSB Taft Campus’ Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater, IncluED will gather over 200 youth leaders, local government officials, community leaders, and members of the academe and civil society all over the country in advancing and “redefining inclusive education in the Philippines”.

Love, Anak: A Craft a Smile Special treat for Mothers

Posted on 06/01/18 in General News

Last May 10 and 11, Virlanie’s Craft A Smile offered these bags and eco-jewelries in a pop-up store called Love, Anak (Son/Daughter) at Virlanie headquarters. The pop-up store was manned by our young adults as part of their training and exposure to social entrepreneurship. Staff and volunteers happily grabbed this opportunity to get Craft A Smile products to give to their mothers and special women in their lives for Mother’s Day. In doing so, they also helped the street mothers who made these products.

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