Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (Manila, )


  • Name:Ms. Maribel Flores
  • Title:Resource Mobilization Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.
  • Address:1210 Pe├▒afrancia Extension, Paco, Manila
    Manila 1007

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:+632 5617118
  • Main fax:+632 5632242

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:+632 5634647

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Childhope Asia Philippines responds directly to the needs of street children in Metro Manila who are exposed everyday to the hazards and risks of working and living on the streets. Studies show that there are around 30,000 children at present who roam the streets of Metro Manila. Childhope works toward freeing a child from the suffering caused by working and living on the streets. Since its inception in 1995, Childhope has already assisted approximately 10,000 street children all over Metro Manila. It reaches out to about 1,200 street children every year and provides them with their most urgent and/or basic needs. Among the three (3) categories of street children, Childhope gives the highest priority to completely abandoned and neglected street children who live alone on the streets and no longer have connection with their families (street-based). The other two (2) categories - children who live on the streets with their parents and/or siblings (children of street families) and children who work on the streets but still go home to their families in their respective communities after working (community-based street children) - are given less priority compared to street-based children but are still included as participants of Childhope programs and activities.

    Childhope envisions a world where all children, particularly street children, can fully enjoy their rights and become responsible and respected members of society. Childhope's main program is the Street Education Program which provides alternative education, psychosocial interventions, medical and health services, paralegal assistance, and skills training among street children. It also conducts advocacy sessions among the different sectors of the society to advocate for the cause and the plight of street children.

    One of Childhope's ultimate goals is to enable the street children to protect themselves on and off the streets as well as to empower them to claim their rights. Through the Street Education Program, Childhope prepares the street children for independent living and reintegration back to society or to reunite the street children with their families and/or relatives. However, this is oftentimes not feasible since most of their families are dysfunctional. Thus, most of the street children who are assessed to be dysfunctional are referred to recovery centers. These recovery centers provide the street children with their basic needs as well as a caring, healing, teaching programs and environment that will ensure the fulfillment of their basic rights and the children's recovery from the impact of traumatic experiences on the streets, and ensure their growth and development. From 1998 to 2010, a total of 1,333 street children were referred to various recovery centers. On the other hand, approximately 169 street children were reunited with their families and/or relatives from 2006 to 2010.

  • History:
  • Childhope was established in 1989 as a Regional Office for Asia with headquarters situated in Manila, after the First Regional Conference of Street Children in Asia held in Manila in May of the same year. Participants in the conference recognized Childhope as the organization that will initiate networking and collaboration among the different agencies working for street children in the Asian region. In 1995, Childhope Regional Office for Asia ceased operations due to limited funds. However, one of its Board members, Ms. Teresita Silva, decided to register Childhope in the Philippines as an independent Philippine non-government organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Childhope Asia Philippines in the same year.

  • Year established:1995
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:52


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:Other
  • Identification #:ANO95-01128 (SEC) / SB-R 228-04 (DSWD)