Historically in the Philippines, due to widespread poverty, the problem of abandoned, abused, or dangerously neglected (AADN) children has been remarkably large. Many hundreds of thousands of children, perhaps millions, have grown up living mostly on the streets. There is very minimal governmental protection or assistance for what are often termed “street children,” and in class-segregated social systems these children are not only viewed as a nuisance, but are the target of a wide variety of evils.
The Face the Children (FTC) program is established to serve AADN children through a program that provides protection, care, nurture, education, and spiritual development that affords them a genuinely greater opportunity for a dignified and meaningful adult life.
We provide a safe environment and place for those living in our children’s homes, who are provided full-time care.
We meet the basic physical and material needs for the children in the FTC program
We provide loving oversight that involves listening, counseling, and prayer. We do our best to be a parent figure in the lives of the children.
We provide K-12 educational services for all the children in our program, as well as opportunities for University for the higher achievers.
As Christians we believe spiritual well-being comes through a meaningful relationship with God. The Bible is our main source of spiritual direction and guidance.
Many children we serve come to us with psychological, behavioral problems, and even chemical or mental addictions; some at very young ages. Many are not ready to trust or commit to others due to various forms of abuse or levels of neglect. Needless to say, many children have good reasons for hesitation to trust or commit to others; and in some cases fail to do so. Knowing that not all children respond as we hope does not deter us. We are committed to the welfare of children regardless of the outcomes of our interventions with all children. However, as Christian people of faith we believe in miracles, and have seen the power of God work through love in the lives of countless young people. We serve in obedience to the charge of Scripture telling us that we are to care for orphans, without qualification. So we serve with joy, because it is a work of love, and a work of God; and we know that loving and caring for others is always a win.
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