Tulay Ng Kabataan Foundation Inc. has received its Certificate of Accreditation from PCNC (Philippines Council for NGO Certification) on June 9, 2015.
Furthermore, the foundation has received from the BIR its Certificate of Registration as a Donee Institution giving:
– DEDUCTION for the DONOR (pursuant to Section 34(H)(1) or (2)), and
– EXEMPTION FROM DONOR’S TAX (pursuant to Section 101 (A)(3) )
If a Donor would like to be EXEMPTED from DONOR’S TAX and get a DEDUCTION, the Donor will need to fill and sign the BIR Certificate of Donation BIR Form 2322 , with name, address, TIN, value of the donation, and bring it to the Foundation for signature.
A great news that we are pleased to share with all our TNK’s friends!
BNP Paribas has pledged its support for the Bataan Farm Project in Manila, Philippines for the next two years under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme. The Bataan Farm Project is a TNK rehabilitation center for street children, opened in 2008.
BNP Paribas’ sponsorship will enable Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation to provide these children with a tailor-made program to rebuild their lives and also an Alternative Learning System to prepare them for a formal school in their future.
In addition to receiving individual plans that look at their health, nutrition and psychological well-being, these children also follow farming activities (caring for animals and growing vegetables) during their stay at the Farm.
Filipino Chef Jessie Sincioco is a famous chief and a precious support of the foundation. When Pope Francis came in the Philippines last January, she had the opportunity to prepare meals for him. Deeply touched by his message of compassion to the most unfortunate ones, Chef Jessie decided to create the «Pope meal » from which all incomes are donated to TNK foundation.
Maraming salamat po Chef Jessie! Moreover, when we invited her to meet the children, she prepared special lunch; children enjoyed it so much! TNK’s children are deeply grateful for the sustained support of Chef Jessie.
The foundation can only survive through donations of generous benefactors, and there is no insignificant deed of love…so do not hesitate to get involved!
During the big gathering at Santo Thomas university this morning, in front of hundred thousands of youth, the Holy father listened with emotion to the testimonies of Jun Chura, 14 years old, and Glyzelle, 12 years old, street children sheltered by ANAK-Tnk Foundation after having experienced the worst in the streets of Manila. «Why is God allowing such things to happen, even if it’s not the fault of the children? », asked Glyzelle bursting into tears.
The Holy Father then embraced them for a long time. The very emotional scene is a strong illustration of the Papal’s visit theme: compassion. «One must ask himself : did I learn to cry when I see a child who is hungry, a child using drugs in the street, a child without a home, a child abandoned, a child abused, a child used by a society as a slave?» hammered the Holy Father with firmly. No doubt, this image will be one of the most moving of the apostolic visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines.
Last May, the media-web branch of the “Chemin Neuf Community”, NET FOR GOD, came to produce a documentary at the heart of the foundation in Manila. The DVD “The Secret of Joy” just came out and is available in 15 languages. Lenght: 34 minutes.
“In Manila, capital of the Philippines, numerous children of the slums, or that live out in the Streets, abandoned by their families are left to their own device, being easy preys for any types of predators. A foundation, ANAK-Tnk, carried out by a French priest, Rev.Fr.Matthieu Dauchez, fights to tear them away from the worse and build with them their future. At the heart of distress, the experience of a light, of joy being stronger than anything, which finds its roots in union with Christ.
Left to their own devices in the streets of Manila, these children have no other solution than begging, stealing, taking drugs and prostituting. In a city where poverty is at every street corner, any way to get money to survive is a good way. It is surprising to see how easily and how often these children in the streets of Manila get abused. A law exists that strictly condemns it but is poorly applied in many cases. The vast majority of the foundation’s children have been sexually abused in the street. The victims are barely heard by a corrupt justice, thus creating a situation highly favourable to these conscienceless predators…
After witnessing the injustice and wounds caused by these abuses, ANAK decided to act to protect these children and give them credit.
The foundation therefore created “Agapay”, an aiding group aiming to:
– take care of the victims,
– prevent the situation upstream,
– act on the ground, which means take part in the police operations in cooperation with local authorities and ensure the follow-up of the complaints, with the assistance of pro bono lawyers.