the Don Bosco Tuloy experience, the Rotary Club of Clark Centennial has
built a splendid home for ‘street children’ in Barangay Cuayan, Angeles
At last it is ready for the first children
Our Vision and Mission
The Angeles Bahay Bata Center
is an institution in Central Luzon that seeks to uplift the welfare of
‘street children’. Our mission is to place these children in a safe and
caring environment, to give them all the basic necessities of life that
any more fortunate child could normally expect. In this setting the
children are then given the chance to develop and mature. By giving them
an education, psychological support and spiritual guidance, recreational
activities and a sense of hope, they have an opportunity to realize their
potential, whether it be academically, musically or on the sporting field.
We recognize the importance of integrating these children back to their
families and society at large, hence our association with other agencies,
particularly the City Social Welfare Department (CSWD) which assesses each
child’s family situation before the process of reintegration.
Signing of MOA
between Clark Centennial Rotary Club's Charter President Reynaldo Pineda
(Checked shirt) and the Government Officials, watched by several RCCC
Initiated by RCCC Charter President Reynaldo Pineda,
the Angeles Bahay Bata Center,
offers a place for homeless ‘street children’.
The Lazatin family donated
the land required for this building while Angeles City Mayor, the Hon.
Carmelo F. Lazatin had been active in lending financial and logistic
Center opened on 25th July 2001 and the inauguration ceremony was
graciously attended by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Angeles
Bahay Bata Center is patterned on the Don Bosco Tuloy Foundation Inc., a
comprehensive rehabilitation program for ‘street children’ in Manila run
by Father Rocky Evangelista.read more....
About our school
There are four classrooms in our school. The initial building has been
extended thanks to a generous donation from Mr Kim Bok Kuy, a Korean
national, whose life was saved by a Filipino soldier during WW2.
As well as
our resident boys, we also educate some children (boys and girls) from the
local community. These students are chosen on the basis of their perceived
potential to excel while considering socio-economic factors such as level
of poverty, educational attainment of parents and the number of children
in the family.
that computers are playing an important part both in the education of
children, and their future work-place, a computer laboratory has been set
up with a matching grant from the Rotary Club of Strongsville, Ohio, USA. We are now
able to equip the children with the basic tools they will need in the
future, knowledge of using a computer, and its main core office products.
the introduction of the Alternative Learning System, a program
designed to allow students who are behind compared to their age group to
catch up out of school. The ALS teachers (from DepEd) come during their vacations (80 days in all per year) to give extra tuition. It costs
over $500 for the teachers transport and extra
learning materials. The ALS program is also extended to adults who have
had no formal or limited education.
Can you help us with our feeding, clothing and educational programs
for the resident children?
Qualifications for admission
The Center accepts male children aged 8-17 years old who have been
assessed as belonging to one or more of the following categories:
Neglected / Abandoned / Orphaned or Abused
(physically, sexually or emotionally)
Female children who are rescued or referred to us are given temporary
shelter in our halfway house until arrangements can be made for subsequent
referral to the appropriate agency.
Set in its
own grounds, this 3 storey building has 4 spacious dormitories that can
house 60 children, however, owing to present funding constraints,
in-residence capacity has been limited to 30 children. There are also
restrooms, a library, an audio-visual room, a dining room / cafeteria, a medical clinic,
administrative offices and quarters for the house parents. Within the
grounds are a school, a halfway house, a caretaker’s house at the entrance
and a basketball court.