Strengthen families to prevent abuse and neglect of children and youth
This pillar works towards realizing these SDG’s
The community pillar seeks to prevent
occurrence of abuse and neglect among children through building stronger families and sustainable communities.
Through the Family Program and the iL
THE FAMILY PROGRAM
Through its Family Program, Virlanie Community pillar currently leads community-based intervention in two urban poor communities of Metro-Manila: Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City and Quiapo, Manila. It provides integrated services from its core intervention, Family Case Management and Family Development, to internal referrals to Virlanie health, education and integration pillars, as well as external referrals to other partners (LGU, Barangays, DSWD, NGOs, Specialized Health Centers…).
moved up to next grade level in school
young adults graduated from College
Data from 2017. For more statistics, click to view Virlanie’s 2017 Annual Reports
ILEAD OPEN DAY CENTER – EDUCATION AND TRAINING
We believe that street mothers can be leaders of change for their families as well as their communities. However, because they are often the ones taking care of the children, it is not easy for them to find a balance between their family life and professional life.
Therefore, we decided to give them tailor-fit training opportunities in our iLead Open Day Center for Education and Training, which works towards improving the living conditions of marginalized mothers.
The Center provides sewing, cooking, baking, and beauty care
” Now that I have graduated, I want to start a sewing and tailoring business. My husband is a tricycle driver and with the skills that I have learned, I can now also earn for the needs and sustenance of our family “Leah, 33,
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Virlanie Foundation is a private, non-profit organization reaching out to street children in the Philippines. Virlanie cares for children in need of special protection—those who are abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, and among the poorest of the poor.