We believe that children learn best when they can relate real stories to global issues.
Therefore, each year we select two representatives from the Philippines to travel to Australia to share their story. This year, Kim and Richard will be spending 6 weeks presenting at KidsView conferences and incursions, encouraging students to be passionate about creating a socially just world.
Congratulations Kim and Richard on being selected as ambassadors for Bahay Tuluyan and social justice. We look forward to welcoming you in April and learning more about your story.
Kim was born in the province but grew up in an urban poor community in Manila. She became involved in Bahay Tuluyan as a member of a ‘Seeds of Change’ team where she became a passionate advocate for children’s rights. For the last five years she has been one of BT’s very active youth facilitators, teaching children on the street and in Bahay Tuluyan’s Drop In Center in between completing her university studies.
Richard grew up with his family in Manila but spent a lot of time on the street with his brother, begging. One day while on the street, Richard saw Bahay Tuluyan’s colourful mobile unit van and joined in the activities. He gradually got more and more involved until eventually he became a Junior Educator and Youth Facilitator. He is currently a trainee in Bahay Tuluyan’s social enterprise, Makabata Guesthouse & Café.