From April 18 to April 27, all our « Street Children Program » went on Summer Camp for 10 days in Quezón Province. This was a wonderful time, for the new ones especially (from the Drop In centers), who went on holidays for the first time of their lives, discovering the beach and the sea.
This is an annual amazing time for all, children who had 10 days of fun and the foundation staff who had organized so many activities: swimming, sports tournaments, talent shows, dancing, …
This year again, every child went back to Manila with lots of great memories in their mind, happy to see the sea, to enjoy holidays with their friends, brothers and sisters of the foundation.
Darwin’s Cup is a TNK’s basket-ball tournament named after the late Darwin Ramos from one of our shelters dedicated to the children with special needs. He passed away last September 23, 2012 while battling with his long time sickness that is diagnosed to be myopathie. He spent 7 years in the shelter of the Foundation.
The sport event was conceptualized by the staff of foundation. The tournament encourages all the TNK children and staff members to be part of the games. It starts on March 18th and continue over this summer school holidays.
One of the objectives of the tournament is to unite all the children and staff through sports activity.
Invited by the ANAK-Tnk volunteers in Singapore, Rev.Fr.Matthieu Dauchez, TNK Executive Director and Elise and Charles Cruse, members of the Foundatin in Manila, went to Singapore last March 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Various events were organized to welcome them and help them to promote the foundation in Singapore:
Thursday 10 at 6.30pm: Pictures exhibition“Left Behind II” opening in Leica’s gallery (Raffle’s) with sale of pictures to the benefit of TNK.
Friday 11 at 8.15pm: Conference in french by Rev. Fr.Matthieu Dauchez « La compassion et la miséricorde face au scandale du Mal ».
Saturday 12 at 3.00pm: Exclusive presentation of ANAK-Tnk, the Foundation that overwhelmed Pope Francis in Manila, featuring Rev. Fr.Matthieu Dauchez, Managing director of ANAK-Tnk.
If you want to get in touch with ANAK-Tnk Singapore volunteers: Singapore@anak-tnk.org
A year ago, Glyzelle’s tears moved the whole world. The children’s desperate cry had just been brought to light before Pope Francis, having made un unannounced visit to the children two days earlier. Flashback to these encounters that have marked the foundation.
Jay-Jay, 7 years old, is a child of our TNK’s family. He joined one of our center for children with special needs last march 2015. His irresistible wide smile spreads a great joy all around him! Due to a cerebral palsy, Jay-Jay needs a specific treatment, a physical therapy and a wheelchair perfectly adapted to his body.
Thanks to a generous donator – a whole Pilipino family who wants to remain anonymous – we were able to order a new wheelchair according to the recommendations of Jay-Jay’s doctor. After long months of waiting, Jay-Jay finally received his new wheelchair this week, just before Christmas. What a great joy for him and all TNK family! We are deeply grateful for this family’s deed.
Children with special needs, as Jay-Jay, are even more at risk on the streets of Metro Manila. Our foundation has been sheltering them since 2006 and is currently setting up professional trainings for the ones who are now adults capable of working.
Rev. Fr. Matthieu Dauchez, Executive Director of the TNK Foundation gave a talk on “The Prodigious Mystery of Joy” last Saturday 14th November in Our Lady Queen of peace, EDSA Shrine, Ortigas (Metro Manila – Philippines).
Manila’s street children are rejected, assaulted and abused. They have every reason to shout out their indignation and inevitably sink into despair. Life has not spared them any moment. Happiness seems forbidden to them.
And yet, everyone who meets them discover a surprising joy that bursts out from the very deep of their wounded selves. Is it an illusion, a scandal or a profound mystery that makes them seize Life eagerly? Father Matthieu Dauchez shared the exemplary teachings offered by the poorest of the little ones.
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.