BTPA are direct supporters of Bahay Tuluyan. We exist for just two reasons:
to support BT and to raise awareness of social justice.
The money we have given over the years has helped to establish centres in Manila, Quezon and Laguna. It has kept the Mobile Unit on the van visiting children on the streets. It has helped BT employ social workers and given them the resources to do their job properly (ie. food, shelter, clothing, educational tools). It has paid for the mundane items such as electricity, water, building maintenance and gas. It has helped make Bahay Tuluyan sustainable, by supporting the establishment and running of the rice farm, cafe, hotel and roof top garden initiatives.
The donations from Australia have helped change the lives of thousands of children. Most recently, we celebrated Jordan graduating as a social worker after living on the street until he found BT at the age of 9.
Jordan is the eldest of 12 children. As a child his family lived by the railway line until his house was demolished and the family relocated far from Manila. Life was extremely hard and Jordan dropped out of school and went back to Manila to sell rags on the side of the highway, living on the street for 3 years. This is where BT met him when he was about 9 yrs old. He came to live at BT and became one of our junior educators and a fierce advocate for children’s rights. Today he is graduating as a social worker. We could not be prouder.
(BT’s Facebook Page)
BTPA has been able to make regular, reliable payments to BT through the incredible generosity of our donors. We would love to recognise those who donate generously to us. So, in 2017 – give generously, continue to change lives and get your name on the wall in Manila in return. Earn yourself a tax deduction while you are at it.
- Those donate $100 will be acknowledged on the honour wall as a ‘Bronze Sponsor’.
- Those who donate $1000 will be acknowledged on the honour wall as a ‘Silver Sponsor’.
- Those who donate $10,000 will be acknowledged on the honour wall as a ‘Gold Sponsor’.
- Those who donate $25,000 will be acknowledged on the honour wall as a ‘Platinum Sponsor’.
To all those who continue to support us, thank you.