After years of fighting against his incurable disease, Darwin, a young boy suffering from myopathy we often talked about, passed away on September 23rd, 2012. His death was a great blow and left a deep void in our lives: we miss his presence, his smile and his words that were always affectionate. Darwin taught us inspiring life lessons, which are a reflection of his short life. He is a true inspiration to all the street children for the painful but courageous experience he lived during the first years of his life in the streets of Manila. He also inspires courage to sick persons for the way he managed his illness, which he boldly called his “mission”. Most of all, Darwin reminds us with a tremendous strength, that the number of years we live is not essential; the most important thing is the intensity of love we put in each and every ordinary action of our daily life. This child did not do something meaningful in his life; he could not, his body prevented him from acting; but, in the sight of God, he gave us an insatiable heart for love.
In support of new school year for the children of the Foundation, some pupils of the Canadian International in Singapore decided to sell home-made cakes during the morning break on Thursday March 21st. The children had the opportunity to enjoy delicious cakes while helping poor children for the new school year. Other initiatives may come soon.
We thank all the children who organized this cake selling with their parents’ support.
Our friends on the other side of the Ocean can now follow and support our actions in Manila thanks to the opening of a new branch. Initiatives are more than welcome to spread the word about the Foundation and raise funds for the children of Manila!
Our friends in United Kingdom can now follow and support our actions in Manila thanks to the opening of a new branch. Initiatives are more than welcome to spread the word about the Foundation and raise funds for the children of Manila!
French-speaking catholic parish in Singapore mobilizes in favour of Manila children – who wander in vast numbers in the streets of the capital city of the Philippines. Anak takes these children in centers where they are given the opportunity to regain a normal pace of life, in a family atmosphere. Next June, 275 children of the Foundation will start a new school year.
In our Catholic Community, let’s support the new school year of these very poor children! Envelopes and leaflets are at your disposal at the Parish during Lent 2013. Thank you for your generosity!