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Bahay Tuluyan (BT)

Bahay Tuluyan is a non government organization that provides a variety of programs and
services aimed at preventing and responding to the abuse and exploitation of children in the
Philippines. BT works in the Filipino cities of Manila, Laguna and Quezon, delivering social
services and programs on the street and in communities.

Bahay Tuluyan seeks to promote, fulfill, respect and protect children’s rights. Throughout all of
their work, they aim for maximum children’s participation and see the best interests of the child
as being paramount. The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child is the framework
for all of Bahay Tuluyan’s values and programs.

Catherine Scerri, a lawyer from Essendon, has been a full time volunteer since 2003 and
remains a crucial link between BTPA and Bahay Tuluyan. Every year, two young people from the
Philippines travel to Australia to share their story with school children and other community
groups within Australia. This annual trip, known as KidsView , promotes social justice and
awareness of issue facing children living in poverty.

To see more about the wonderful work being done in the Philippines visit Bahay Tuluyan’s
website at www.bahaytuluyan.org .

This the centre in Manila. It has an emergency shelter, drop in centre, cafe and accommodation. The cafe and accommodation provides income for BT and crucial work experience opportunities for the youth of BT.

This is the BT centre in Manila. It has an emergency shelter, drop in centre, cafe and accommodation. The cafe and accommodation provides income for BT and crucial work experience opportunities for the youth of BT. It is the ‘Home of Our Own’ that was the major campaign for BTPA.