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program, the Outreach and Protection/ Education on the Streets. The program aims to protect the children from abuse and provide them with opportunities to develop knowledge about their rights and responsibilities and the risks encountered on the streets. The program also aims to assist the children to develop positive behavior,   gain or improve their life skills and capacities and, eventually, to leave  the streets through referral to recovery centers or reconciliation with family or relatives who are not the child’s abusers. Childhope also continues to advocate and mobilize grassroots communities on child rights and the prevention of child abuse. It conducts training and capacity-building activities among other NGO’s and local government staff, mobilizes resources, advocates and networks with other organizations, and maintains a databank and resource center. Childhope would like to express its gratitude to its partners/donors, friends, Board of Directors and private individuals who continuously support the organization in behalf of the street children of Metro Manila. As we welcome the Year 2011, we wish to share with you the highlights of Childhope’s programs and services for the street children.  

 

  Table  of  Contents  
I.  Outreach  and  Protection/  Education   on  the  Streets  Program.................................................2        A.  Demography  of  Street  Children        Reached  and  Assisted....................................................3        B.  Program  Accomplishments                  Alternative  Education...............................................3                  Basic  Literacy  and  Numeracy  /                    Alternative  Learning  System                    (ALS)  for  Basic  Education........................................5                  Financial  Education  (FinEd)..................................5                  ADOC  Basic  Computer  Literacy..............................6                  Educational  Assistance  Program  (EAP)............6                  Psychosocial  Interventions  (PSI)...........................7                  Health  and  Medical  Services..................................8                  Leadership  Training  Among  Street  Children....9                  Paralegal  Assistance..................................................9                  Sports  and  Recreation............................................10                  Relief  and  Material  Assistance...........................11     II.  Advocacy  and  Training  Services.....................11        A.  Advocacy  and  Networking...................................11        B.  Conduct  of  External  Training  Programs........12        C.  Conduct  of  Staff  Development  Programs.......13        D.  Training  Manuals.....................................................14        E.  Revision  of  Alternative  Education  Modules.14        F.  Facilitation  of  International  Field  Study                Visits...............................................................................14        G.  Volunteers  Service  Program...............................14        H.  Databank  and  Resource  Center.........................15     III.  Resource  Mobilization........................................15        A.  Individual  Donors....................................................15        B.  Local  Corporations/Foundations......................15        C.  International  Donors..............................................15        D.  Coin  Cans.....................................................................16        E.  CHAP  Merchandising/Selling..............................16        F.  Media  Exposure  of  Childhope.............................16       IV.  Administration.........................................................17        A.  Board  of  Trustees.....................................................17        B.  Officers  and  Staff......................................................18      

 

 

 

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I. OUTREACH and PROTECTION / EDUCATION on the STREETS PROGRAM
 
Childhope Asia Philippines has been implementing its Street Education Program since 1989, which aims to address the increasing number of street children in Metro Manila brought about by rapid urbanization. The purposes of the said program are for the street children to: 1. Protect themselves while on the streets and to reflect on their situation for them to plan their life goals; 2. Decide to leave the streets and stay in temporary shelters or recovery centers and/or to be reconciled with their families/relatives when feasible; and 3. Access basic social services and other forms of assistance with the help of the Street Educators and program staff. At the end of 2010, a total of 31 Street Educators (social workers and alternative education facilitators) had continued to reach out and provide the much needed programs and services among street children distributed in the eight (8) cities of Metro Manila – Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Pasay City, Parañaque City, Makati City and Marikina City. A part-time psychologist also assists in facilitating psychosocial related activities among street children, such as counselling. Another component of the Street Education Program is the Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) managed by a full-time physician and volunteer dentists and doctors, which provides health and medical services to street children participants.

Session  on  Substance  Abuse  Prevention  Education    

Table 1. Street Education Program Areas of Operation City Areas 1. Quezon City 2. Caloocan 3. Valenzuela 4. Manila Balintawak Mayon Monumento Marulas/ Gen. T. De Leon Sta. Cruz/ Blumentritt Divisoria/ Binondo/ Delpan Luneta/ Lawton/ Kalaw/ UN Ermita/ Malate/ Pedro Gil/ Ospital ng Maynila Baclaran/ Cultural Center of the Philippines area/ Buendia Sucat/ Ninoy Aquino International Airport area Santolan Value Education Facilitators Financial Education Facilitator Physical Education Facilitator

5. Pasay/Makati 6. Parañaque 7. Marikina Work in all areas TOTAL

Number of Street Educators Assigned 2 2 2 1 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 (same SE’s assigned in Mayon) 6 1 1 31 Page  2  of  18  

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A. Demography of Street Children Reached and Assisted Table 2. Demography of Street Children Assisted Category Male Female Total New Participants Ongoing Participants Total Street-based children (living alone on the street) Children living on the street with parents/family Barangay/ Community-based working street children Total Number of Street Children Assisted 856 513 1,369 397 972 1,369 828 412 129 1,369 Percentage 63% 37% 100% 29% 71% 100% 61% 30% 9% 100%

There was a 16% increase in the total number of street children assisted from 2009, which totalled to 1,183 to 1,369 in 2010. The increase in the number of street children participants may be attributed to the opening of the Street Education Program in the areas of Marikina and Morayta during the reporting period. Of this number, 63% or 856 were male while 37% or 513 were female. About 29% or 397 of these street children were new participants while the remaining 71% or 972 were continuing participants from the previous years. Moreover, 61% or 828 of the street children assisted in 2010 were children of street families; 30% or 412 were abandoned and neglected street children; and the remaining 9% or 129 were community-based street children or those who return to their homes daily in the barangay after working on the streets. B. Program Accomplishments a. Alternative Education (Alt Ed) Sessions on Alternative Education continue to be facilitated among the street children participants. These sessions aim to assist the street children to develop knowledge on how to protect themselves from abuse, learn about their rights and responsibilities and the risks encountered on the streets, develop positive behavior, gain/improve their life skills and capacities, and eventually assist them to leave the streets through referral to recovery centers or reunification to family/ relatives when feasible. Some sessions on Alternative Education are also
Session  on  Alternative  Education  using  the  Mobile   Education  Van  (MEV)  

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facilitated using the two (2) Mobile Education Vans (MEV’s) which enable the street children to enjoy learning through interactive and creative means using ETV shows and board games. Street children from the areas of Lawton, Luneta, Binondo and Balintawak also attend sessions on Alternative Education using the Mobile School. Moreover, sessions on Reproductive Health were introduced and facilitated among older street children during the fourth quarter of the year. These sessions aim to teach the street children participants to become responsible and disciplined in their actions and decisions, especially among those who engage early in sex. The number of street children provided with Alternative Education sessions are reflected in the table below: Table 3. Street Children Participants in Alternative Education Sessions Alternative Education Session Values Education UN CRC and other Conventions/Laws Primary Health Care Substance Abuse Prevention Education (SAPE) STI-HIV/AIDS Adolescent Sexuality Personal Safety and Protective Behavior (PSPB) Paralegal Education Life Skills / Life Goals (LSLG) Gender Sensitivity Skills for Life Reproductive Health Baseline Data (2009) 819 702 651 420 296 257 326 253 360 207 ----Number of Street Children Assisted in 2010 Male Female Total 477 294 771 466 318 784 450 260 710 291 181 472 245 182 427 189 146 335 246 185 431 170 152 322 237 166 403 245 181 426 ----174 ----252

The number of street children participants for the different topics on Alternative Education increased in 2010 due to the opening of the Street Education Program in the areas of Marikina and Morayta (as mentioned previously). However, there was a decrease in the number of street children who participated in Values Education since the Values Education Facilitators focused on children who belong to the priority age group of nine (9) to 17 years old. Meanwhile, around 753 street children participated in FGD’s/ Group Counseling and were able to share their learnings from the sessions on Alternative Education that they attended. These FGD’s were facilitated not only to assess the application of learnings of the children but also to monitor the progress of each child, discuss related concerns and develop appropriate plans of action. Among the significant results of the regular participation of the street children in sessions on Alternative Education and in FGD’s were as follows: (1) many of the street children participants are now able to report cases of abuse committed against them and/or their peers; (2) a significant number of street children were able to minimize their use of prohibited drugs and other substances; (3) a significant number of street children expressed their willingness to leave the streets and be referred to recovery centers or be reunited with their families/relatives; (4) many street children Page  4  of  18  
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were able to formulate their life goals; and (5) others were observed to have developed more positive interpersonal relationships with their fellow street children. b. Basic Literacy and Numeracy/ Alternative Learning System for Basic Education In 2010, there were 17 classes conducted on Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLAN), eight (8) classes on Alternative Learning System – Basic Literacy Program (ALS-BLP) and two (2) classes on Alternative Learning System – Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS-A&E). Sessions were conducted in the areas of Sta. Cruz, Pasay, Ermita, Mayon, Luneta, Malate, Binondo/Divisoria, Balintawak, Monumento, Sucat, Lawton and Lagro1. The number of street children who attended sessions on Basic Literacy and Numeracy and in Alternative Learning System for Basic Education were as follows: Table 4. Street Children Participants in Basic Literacy and Numeracy and Alternative Learning System Type of Session on Basic Education Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLAN) Basic Literacy Program (BLP) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Baseline Data (2009) 378 178 62 Number of Street Children Assisted in 2010 Male Female Total 306 202 518 105 59 164 68 25 93

The increase in the number of ALS classes from 10 in 2009 to 17 in 2010 resulted in the increase in the number of participants in the program. Almost 100% of the street children participants demonstrated increased ability in reading, writing and counting. Moreover, about 65 street children who attended classes on ALS were promoted to the next ALS level/module. Seven of these children took the examination given by DepEd in October 2010 – three (3) in Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) level and four (4) in Basic Literacy Program (BLP). Four (4) of these children passed the said exam – two (2) in A&E and another two (2) in BLP. c. Financial Education (Fin Ed) The Street Educators conducted regular and continuous monitoring of the savings of the selected street children participants in the Fin Ed Program. As a result, there was a 33% increase in the total savings of the children from PhP19,000.00 in 2009 to PhP25,342.50 in 2010. A total of 154 street children were able to save a part of their income from working on the streets during the reporting period. However, there were also some children who withdrew part or their full savings to set up a small income generating activity such as selling candies. A new batch of about 62 street children – 28 in March and 34 in September - were also trained in Financial Literacy. Moreover, about six (6) street children were trained in Reflexology while seven (7) children were trained in Cosmetology. All these children, including                                                                                                                      
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Cosmetology  training  among  street   children  with  CHAP  staff  as  models  

The Street Education Program in Lagro was terminated early in 2010 since majority of the street children transferred to other areas due to frequent rescue “round up” operations by the local government.

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those who were previously trained in Cosmetology and Reflexology, were provided with start-up kits to practice what they learned during the training. Street children who were trained in Reflexology conducted their on-the-job training (OJT) among Childhope staff and street adults in their respective areas. Furthermore, about 50 street children attended training on making greeting cards facilitated by Gawang Kamay Organization. Training sessions on fashion accessory-making out of beads were continuously conducted also in Parañaque (Aruga Center) facilitated by volunteers. Thus, the beads making project was resumed and street children who were previously trained in the said skill became trainers to the new batch of street children participants. Items produced were sold in bazaars wherein part of the income was added to the savings of the street children engaged in the program. d. ADOC Basic Computer Literacy Sessions on Basic Computer Literacy were regularly conducted in selected areas during the reporting period using the laptops donated by the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC). A total of 30 street children were regularly participating in the program, including the new batch of children from Pasay. Some of these children disclosed that they were able to reduce their use of drugs and other substances and spend their time instead practicing their learnings from the sessions they attended. At present, Childhope is working on setting up the internet/network connection of the laptops to be used in teaching the street children on internet browsing as well as in preparation for the implementation of the E-Skwela or sessions on ALS using computers and internet. e. Educational Assistance Program (EAP) Street children who were trained as Junior Health Workers (JHW’s) and Junior Advocates (JA’s) continue to be provided with educational assistance in their formal schooling as a benefit for rendering volunteer services to other street children. All these children are enrolled in public schools. By the end of school year 2009-2010, 34 out of the 48 EAP students were promoted to the next educational level. Seven (7) out of these 34 children received academic awards. On the other hand, 12 out of the remaining 14 students dropped out of the program due to various reasons such as loss of motivation due to family conflicts and/or financial constraints and transfer of family to another area (particularly children who live on the streets together with their parents or family), among others. The remaining two (2) children dropped out from the program but one (1) re-enrolled before the school year ended while the other one (1) enrolled in the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Program of the Alternative Learning System. On the other hand, a total of 63 street children, including those who were newly-trained in 2010, were provided with educational assistance at the beginning of the school year 2010-2011. Before end of 2010, two (2) out of these 63 children were referred to temporary centers, while one (1) went back to the province together with her family/relatives. However, four (4) of these children have already stopped schooling due to loss of motivation to study resulting from family conflicts and financial constraints. Regular and continuous counselling sessions facilitated by the Street Educators and our part-time psychologist were provided for these children and their parents. Page  6  of  18  
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The Street Educators also conducted regular monitoring of the performance of the EAP students, both in school and during their participation in different activities facilitated by the Street Education Program. f. Psychosocial Interventions Street children participants are provided with the appropriate psychosocial intervention depending on their needs as identified by their Street Educators/Social Workers. Among the psychosocial related activities provided among the street children in 2010 were as follows: Table 5. Number of Street Children Provided with Psychosocial Services Type of Service Provided Individual Counseling Group Counseling / Focused Group Discussion Case Study Preparation Home Visitation Referral to temporary shelter Agency Visit for Child Exposure Agency Visit for Case Follow Up Family Reconciliation School Visit Birth Registration Baseline Data (2009) 588 620 36 208 31 44 41 41 ----Number of Street Children Assisted Male Female Total 272 206 478 282 227 509 19 32 51 46 45 91 19 32 51 21 24 45 7 5 12 8 18 26 21 32 53 35 29 64

Continued and regular facilitation of individual and group counselling are provided among the street children participants which are aimed to assist the children to develop positive attitudes and behavior as well as to help them to resolve their problems and come up with better decisions in life. As a result, a total of 26 street children were reunited with their families/relatives while about 51 street children were referred to temporary shelters. These children were referred to partner organizations of Childhope such as Tahanan Sta. Luisa, Sarnelli Center, Pangarap Shelter, Laura Vicuña Foundation,
Counselling  session  among  street  girls  from  Binondo,   Manila  facilitated  by  CHAP  Street  Educator  

Welcome House, Don Bosco Foundation among others.

On the other hand, there was a decrease in the number of street children provided with psychosocial services due to the termination of the Street Education Program in the areas of Valenzuela and Lagro/Fairview. Although the Street Education Program opened in Morayta and Marikina, psychosocial assistance was not provided immediately to the street children participants until such time that the Street Educators had established rapport/relationships with the street children. Moreover, two (2) social workers resigned early in Page  7  of  18  
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2010 due to family and health concerns and were not replaced immediately. This also resulted in the delay in the provision of psychosocial interventions among the street children. g. Health and Medical Services The Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) continues to facilitate health and medical services among street children all over Metro Manila. Regular dental services are also provided in partnership with the alumni of the CEU College of Dentistry. In 2010, about 2,452 consultations were attended by the MHC Physician while a total of 2,696 cases were diagnosed. The total number of cases diagnosed is higher than the total number of consults seen because one child may have more than one illness upon presentation to the MHC Physician. For this year, a total of 433 street children were also noted to be free from illness upon routine check-ups. Among the most common illnesses of the street children diagnosed by the MHC Physician were as follows: (1) bacterial respiratory infection; (2) dental caries; (3) viral respiratory infection; (4) hyperactive airways; and (5) carbuncle/furuncle/ folliculitis.
The  MHC  Physician  being  assisted  by  a  Junior   Health  Worker  during  consultation  of  street   children  in  the  Mobile  Health  Clinic.  

The types of health/medical services provided by the MHC and the number of children assisted are reflected in the table below: Table 6. Number of Street Children Provided with Health and Medical Services Type of Service Provided Medical consultation through MHC Medical consultation through health center/ hospital Provision of medicine First aid Laboratory test Hospitalization Hospital/ health center visit for exposure of JHW’s Baseline Data (2009) 2,716 48 2,716 168 111 28 15 Number of Street Children Assisted in 2010 Male Female Total 1,300 1,152 2,452 18 22 40 1,300 1,280 21 4 --1,152 1,092 20 8 --2,452 2,372 41 12 89

The number of street children assisted by the Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) decreased in 2010 due to the closure of the Street Education Program in three areas during the first and second quarters of the year namely Lagro/Litex, Philcoa/Fairview and Valenzuela. Although Childhope opened its Street Education Program in two (2) new areas (Morayta and Marikina), it was only towards the latter part of the year that the MHC began its operations in the said areas. At the same time, the Page  8  of  18  
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MHC suspended its operations in the area of Blumentritt during the third quarter of the year due to security risks after a street child was allegedly killed by a policeman and a case was being filed. On the other hand, the number of street children provided with first aid treatment increased in 2010 due to the active participation of the Junior Health Workers (JHW’s). These JHW’s were trained to administer first aid treatment and to conduct sessions on Primary Health Care among their fellow street children. They can also refer sick children to public health centers or hospitals with or without the assistance of their Street Educators. The MHC also implemented special projects and activities during the reporting period such as the Operation Knock-Out “Bulate” or deworming wherein a total of 970 street children were dewormed; Milk Feeding Program which benefited about 60 street children from the areas of Luneta, Sta. Cruz and Monumento; and Operation Tule wherein 21 street boys were circumcised. h. Leadership Training among Street Children A total of eight (8) street children were trained as new Junior Health Workers (JHW’s) in March 2010. Thus, there were about 60 active JHW’s during the reporting year. These JHW’s continued to administer first aid treatment and facilitate sessions on Primary Health Care among their fellow street children in their respective areas, as well as refer sick children to public health centers/ hospitals. Three trainings were also facilitated among the JHW’s this year – Basic Counseling for Lay Health Workers and Substance Abuse Prevention attended by 54 active JHW’s; and Basic First Aid and Safety attended by 12 JHW’s.

Training  session  among  the  Junior  Health  Workers  facilitated   by  the  Mobile  Health  Clinic  Physician.  

On the other hand, the Junior Advocates (JA’s) Project was re-introduced during the second quarter of the year. A total of 19 street children, who are mostly children of street families, were trained as new JA’s and were exposed to advocacy sessions facilitated by the Street Educators. These JA’s assist the Street Educators in facilitating sessions on Alternative Education as well as in conducting sessions on children’s rights and responsibilities and the different laws for children. Regular meetings among the Junior Health Workers and Junior Advocates were conducted to discuss accomplishments, problems encountered, plans of action among others. i. Paralegal Assistance The following table reflects the types of paralegal assistance provided among the street children during the reporting period:

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Table 7. Number of Street Children Provided with Paralegal Services Service Provided Police station visit for case follow up Police station visit for exposure Police visit for coordination Facilitated child’s release from detention Medico-legal assistance/ Psych exam Assistance in preparing police statement Assistance in filing a case Referral to rehabilitation center Baseline Data (2009) 20 12 15 13 26 2 13 1 Number of Street Children Assisted in 2010 Male Female Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 1 36 27 63 0 1 1 3 1 4 0 0 0

The significant decrease in the number of street children needing paralegal assistance has been the result of the continued orientation and discussion sessions on child rights and related laws facilitated by the Street Educators among the different sectors in their respective areas of assignment, such as the barangay leaders, law enforcers, police, jeepney drivers, among others. j. Sports and Recreation A total of 285 street children participated in the 3rd Annual Sports Festival for Street Children, where they competed for basketball (boys) and volleyball (girls). The Sports Festival officially opened on May 21 while the awarding/closing ceremonies were held on October 23 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Both events were hosted by Ms. Patricia Hizon, sportscaster and High Five Hope (HFH) board member, with Ms. Akiko Thomson-Guevara, champion Olympian and Commissioner of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), as special guest. Basketball and volleyball clinics were also conducted among the street children by professional players from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) Women’s Team. Elimination games were played from June up to the second week of October. Aside from developing their skills in sports, street children participants of the sports festival were observed to have modified their behavior, particularly their use/abuse of drugs and other substances. The Sports Festival was held with High Five Hope Foundation providing major support and with other support from Hope for Children – UK, Olympic Village, PSC, PBA, PVF, Chummy Chum Foundation, HSBC, Rebisco, Happy Haus Donuts, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Jollibee Foundation, Food Sphere Inc., Commonwealth Foods Inc., Tropical Hut Hamburger, Total Philippines, Malayan Insurance Company and Time Out Project (TOP) Group.

Awarding  Ceremony  of  the  2010  Annual  Sports  Festival   for  Street  Children  

On the other hand, continued sessions on Rock Ed (dance and music) facilitated by Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS) were participated by selected street children from the areas of Binondo, Page  10  of  18  
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Sta. Cruz, Ermita and NAIA/Sucat. The street children participants held a concert sponsored by DKS in November 2010 as their culminating activity after two (2) years of regular sessions. The said concert, which was also a fundraising activity, generated funds which were also donated by DKS to Childhope. Other than the regular RockEd session, DKS also facilitated regular sessions on arts and crafts, such as sand art, among selected street children. Moreover, UP Pahinungod Manila facilitated regular sessions on Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLAN) among selected out-of-school street children/youth from Ermita; while HSBC employees facilitated regular skills development and outreach activities among selected street children. Furthermore, Total Philippines facilitated an art workshop among children from different organizations, wherein four (4) street children participants of Childhope won. Their art pieces were included in the 2011 calendar of Total Philippines. Aside from the sports and other activities mentioned above, several organizations, corporations, groups and individuals sponsored outreach activities such as film showing, birthday and Christmas parties, arts and crafts, storytelling, etc., among selected street children. k. Relief and Material Assistance Almost 100% of the street children participants were provided with relief assistance such as rice subsidy, groceries and clothing assistance among others to supplement their basic needs. On the other hand, daily nutrition feeding supported by the Ermita Catholic Parish Shrine were conducted among 50 street children from the areas of Ermita/ Malate/ Pedro Gil and Luneta/ Lawton/ Kalaw/ UN regularly since 2008. An additional 100 street children were assisted in the weekly feeding program, thus increasing the number of beneficiaries to 150.

   

II. ADVOCACY AND TRAINING SERVICES
l. Advocacy and Networking In 2010, Childhope strengthened its advocacy efforts among the different sectors of society. Orientation and advocacy sessions about Childhope and its programs and services were facilitated among the police staff from the National Capital Region (NCR) Police, Makati, Las Piñas and Manila Police Districts. This resulted in increased awareness of the police about the real situation of the street children. They also agreed to place CHAP coin cans in all offices of the Central Police District and police outposts in Metro Manila. Orientation and advocacy sessions were also facilitated in DSWD Marikina as well as among several barangays in Marikina, Monumento and Quezon City, several city/ health departments, seven (7) churches, staff of two (2) organizations, students from 10 different colleges/ universities, and students/volunteers from Japan, Korea and US. Childhope also conducted an inter-agency meeting attended by representatives from the following hospitals – MCU Hospital, Quezon City General Hospital and President Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Medical Center.

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Inter-­‐agency  meeting  with  different  hospitals  

As a result of these orientation and advocacy sessions, Childhope was able to forge partnerships with Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University and San Beda College regarding the deployment of their students to Childhope to provide assistance in areas/project components needed. At the same time, Childhope was able to initiate/strengthen partnerships with Barangay Councils in selected areas, especially in terms of providing venue for daily sessions. Several sectors, such as street vendors, jeepney drivers, police officers, security guards, etc., in identified areas were observed to have shown positive attitudes towards street children and the Street Education Program. Partnerships with different food establishments were also given emphasis this year which aim to facilitate the release of meal budgets for the daily session of Street Educators in their respective areas of assignments. In the said partnership, Childhope will deposit a certain amount with the food establishment to which the meal consumption of the street children after every session will be charged. Childhope expects to implement this project early in 2011 since several food establishments have already agreed to this arrangement. On the other hand, Childhope also participated in regular meetings with partner NGO’s and network agencies such as FAMNET, CSAAW, PAYO, NGO Coalition, Metrowest Network, CAPIN, NCSD, NNSC, Hands on Manila (HOM), and in Consuelo Cluster meetings. Moreover, Childhope also participated actively in the activities organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) such as the Street Families Research Validation and Consultation and the Forum on Government Response to Rapid Urbanization. Participation in these activities enabled Childhope to strengthen its relationship with its partners.   B. Conduct of External Training Programs On March 2-3, April 5-9 and June 23-25, 2010, Childhope with support from Unicef conducted three (3) workshops on Organizing/Strengthening BCPC in Kalibo, Aklan in partnership with Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Memorial Foundation, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Kalibo Municipal Council, Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) and Philippine National Police (PNP) as part of the eight-day BCPC Training Program. The three (3) training seminars were held at the Municipal Conference Hall of Kalibo, Aklan which focused on the significant topics such as UNCRC, Child Focused Laws and Policies, National Situation of Children Page  12  of  18  
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in the Philippines, Child 21, Childhood as the Foundation of Personhood, the Role of Local Government Units in the Protection of Children, the BCPC Legal Framework, structure and Composition, Community Organization as an Approach in Organizing the BCPC. In Metro Manila, a total of 55 barangays were trained and assisted to organize BCPC’s in seven (7) cities (Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon, Pasay and Las Piñas) with funding support from Unicef, PLAN-International and CORDAID. C. Conduct of Staff Development Programs The Training and Advocacy Unit conducted a total of five (5) training seminars among the thirty-five (35) street educators and supervisors on topics such as: Conduct of Focused Group Discussion among street children; Paralegal Education among street children; Teacher’s Training on the Use of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Curriculum among street children; Reducing Vulnerability to Street Humanitarian Aid Workers; and Treatment of Children who are Victims of Drug and Sexual Abuse. On the other hand, the Training and Advocacy Unit staff attended eleven (11) trainings/ seminars/ conferences on National Human Rights Action Plan, Orientation Seminar on Anti-Pornography Law and Community Systems Building Approach, among others during the reporting period. The Street Educators and other program staff also participated in several capacity-building activities organized by Childhope and its partners which enabled them to further develop their skills and gain more knowledge and better understanding of some of the components of Childhope programs and services necessary to help them carry out their responsibilities more effectively and efficiently. Below are the capacity-building activities attended by the program staff: • Seminar Workshop on Assisting/Treatment of Children who are Victims of Sexual and Drug/Substance Abuse; • Seminar Workshop on Reducing Vulnerability to Stress among Humanitarian Workers; • Training on Handling and Management of Children and Youth in Conflict with the Law; • Training Workshop on Methods and Techniques in Conducting Sessions on Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health (ASRH)/ STI/ HIV-AIDS among Street Children; • Training Workshop and Demo on Methods and Techniques in Facilitating Focused Group Discussion (FGD) among Street Children; • Seminar on Time Management; • Training on Computer Refurbishment for the Implementation of Alternative Learning System’s E-Skwela; • Training on Psychosocial and Stress Debriefing; • Seminar on Teen Sexuality; • Orientation on Administrative Order 08 (Standards Community-Based Services for Street Children); • Project Assessment and Planning Workshop; • Forum on Anti-Child Pornography; • Islam, Childhoods and Building Cultures of Peace in South East Asia Conference; • Gender Sensitivity Seminar; • Training on Paralegal Education; • Storytelling Workshop; • Demo on the Methods and Techniques in Conducting Advocacy Sessions for Alternative Education Street Educators; Page  13  of  18  
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• Financial Management Training attended by the SE Program Manager and Accounting Staff; • 1st Draft Consultation Workshop on the CWC Draft Protocol on the Conduct of Rescue Operation of Street Children; • “Ako Para sa Bata” Conference; and • Training Workshop on the Methods and Techniques in Conducting Group Counseling among Street Children. D. Training Manuals Two (2) Training Manuals were developed and completed by the Training and Advocacy Unit with support from Unicef and Vlaams International Centrum (VIC). The two (2) Training Manuals are as follows:  The Standard Training Manual on Community Organizing for Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) – has been submitted to Unicef for lay-outing and final printing.  Street Educators Training Manual – was launched on October 6 at the PRRM Training Center. Eighteen (18) representatives from different NGOs participated in the forum and launching activity. E. Revision of Alternative Education Modules For the period, eleven (11) Alternative Education modules as follows, were revised and updated:  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child  Adolescent Sexuality  Gender Sensitivity  Substance Abuse Prevention Education  STI/HIV AIDS Prevention Education  Significant Laws Protecting Children  Personal Safety and Protective Behavior  Primary Health Care  Life Skills and Life Goal Planning  Adolescent Reproductive Health  Para-legal Education F. Facilitation of International Field Study Visits The Training and Advocacy Unit facilitated a total of nine (9) field visits/observation on Childhope programs and services particularly the Street Education Program. One hundred twenty (120) students, faculty members, individuals and groups from Japan and Korea and United States observed the Alternative Education sessions in Luneta, Lawton, Sta.Cruz, Blumentritt, Mayon, Balintawak, and NAIA/Sucat. G. Volunteers Service Program 1. International Volunteers Out of four (4) international volunteers reported during the year 2009, three (3) were continued to do volunteer works until April of 2010. They are the following:

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 Samantha Fien – a scholar from USA who conducted a study for six (6) months on Interventions Used to Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse among High Risk Youth Population in several areas of the street education program.  Johanna Higgs – Anthropology student from Australia who conducted a research study for four (4) months entitled “Study on the Street Girls of Metro Manila: The Push and Pull Factors”.  Julie Duncun – medical students from Boston University School of Public Health who conducted a research study for six (6) months on the Profiles of Inhalant Substance Users among street children with assistance of Dr. Herbert Carpio, Mobile Health Clinic Physician. The study will be used as basis for planning on medical and psychosocial intervention for children. 2. Local Volunteers The local volunteers who worked with CHAP in 2010 were mostly students from partner universities such as DLSU-College of St. Benilde, Adamson University and San Beda College, among others. An estimate of about 200 students participated in the volunteer program for almost two (2) weeks. H. Databank and Resource Center The Databank and Resource Center accumulated 62 materials/documents: 38 books/manuals; 10 newsletters; 3 articles; 3 annual reports; 6 brochures and 2 CD’s for the year 2010. To date, the databank has a total collection of 3,012 books/manuals/handbooks and 8,572 nonreference materials (periodical, newsletter, brochures, annual report and documents). These collections are mostly received as donations from or distributed by both local and international organizations and corporate foundations. III. RESOURCE MOBILIZATION A. Individual Donors For the period of January to December 2010, CHAP had a total of 38 individual donors, 22 donating cash and 16 giving in-kind donations such as clothes, shoes and books among others. B. Local Corporations / Foundations A total of 27 local corporations / foundations / organizations assisted CHAP for the year 2010 through cash and in-kind donations and sponsorship of a particular program / project for street children. C. International Donors A total of 10 international donors provided assistance for the year 2010.

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The total number of coin cans distributed to partner donors, companies and establishments was 72 while the total number of cans collected was 44. As a result, a total of Php 52,825.60 was collected for the year 2010. E. CHAP Merchandising/Selling 1. Simon Enterprises. Inc. (Cebu Branch) – purchased a total of 300 cards. 2. Edge Interlink – for 5 months since August 2010, a total of 100 cards were already sold to Edge Interlink. 3. Philam Life Insurance – for 2 years since 2009, Philam chose CHAP Christmas cards to be given away to their valuable clients. This 2010, a new Christmas card designed by one of the street children assisted in NAIA was selected by Philam. A total of 4,500 personalized cards were ordered and distributed. 4. AGB Nielsen TV – bought 250 Christmas cards. 5. For the period, CHAP also participated in six (6) school bazaars and events of partner organizations. F. Media Exposure of Childhope The year 2010 was also a fruitful year for Childhope in terms of media publicity. Childhope and its Street Education Program were featured in several TV/radio programs and newspapers as follows: • Several Dutch newspapers and magazines, as well as radio and TV programs featured Childhope Asia Philippines, its programs and services in February 2010, through the efforts of CORDAID. Philippine Daily Inquirer and Manila Standard Today featured in its Business Section the symbolic turn-over ceremony of the PhP1M donation of HSBC to Childhope in its February 12 issue. SOP invited 15 street children to the said show as live surprise guests to Lovi Poe, GMA artist, for her birthday celebration in February 7. The Philippine Star, through Unicef Manila, featured the Education on the Streets Program of Childhope last March 28, particularly the sessions in Binondo and Divisoria areas. Manila Standard featured an article written by Ms. Patricia Hizon about the Hope Sports Festival for Street Children last May 28. The Jeepney Magazine featured an article last April 14 about CHAP’s Mobile Health Clinic Program written by an Australian journalist. Page  16  of  18  

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Simply KC, ABS-CBN featured the street children in Luneta and Kalaw, Manila together with a child star last June. Unang Hirit, GMA-7 featured Ms. Elvira Ricarte, one of the senior Street Educators, in their episode about heroism last August. People’s Tonight published an article in August about the street children in Metro Manila written by Ms. Bernadette Tamayo. Bottomline, ABS-CBN featured Ms. Silva as one of the panel members in their episode which featured Ms. Dinky Soliman, DSWD Secretary, as their main guest, last September. Rescue, GMA 7 featured the Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) Project in one of their episodes last October. Day-Off, QTV 11 featured the street children in Mayon for their Anniversary presentation on December 11. DWWW organized a Christmas Party for 20 street children which was aired live on December 12. ANC Documentaries, ANC Channel interviewed Ms. Silva about the Street Education Program of Childhope and featured selected physically abused street children participants of Childhope in their pilot episode last December 13. Star Circle Quest, ABS-CBN organized a Christmas Party in Quezon City Carnival for 25 street children which was aired on December 18. Star Power, ABS-CBN organized a Christmas Party and gift-giving for 100 street children which was aired on December 19. Philippine Daily Inquirer and Abante Tonite featured an article last December about PAGCOR’s Pamaskong Handog which mentioned Childhope as one of the program beneficiaries. Abante Tonite published last December the wedding invitation of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez which mentioned Childhope as one of their favorite charities which will be one of the recipients of their wedding gifts. The Miracle Machine Facebook (FB) account of Kraft Foods Miracle Whip featured Childhope as one of its partner organizations. UNICEF featured some stories of the street children in their website written by Mr. Andy Brown. A documentary film about Childhope was produced and posted in you tube by Mr. Roy Deboise from UK.

The abovementioned media publicities enabled Childhope to reach out to more stakeholders and to the general public as well. This resulted in donations, both in cash and in-kind, received by Childhope from several organizations, corporations and individuals. IV. ADMINISTRATION A. The Board of Trustees Chairperson Vice Chairperson President / Executive DirectorCorporate Secretary Board Secretary Treasurer Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan Mr. John Victor Tence Ms. Teresita L. Silva Atty. Darwin Mariano Ms. Ma. Saturnina Hamili Mr. Vitaliano Nañagas II Page  17  of  18  
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Assistant Treasurer Members

Ms. Therese Badoy Ms. Fleurdelys Torres Mr. Leopoldo Moselina

B. Number of Officers and Staff in 2010 Total Number of staff Newly employed in 2010 = = 49 23 (12 are assigned to the BCPC project)

Prepared by:

Bheng D. Flores Resource Mobilization Coordinator Noted by:

Mylene R. Lagman Resource Mobilization Officer

Ms. Teresita L. Silva, MSW President and Executive Director

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