Ideology and Concepts
It is the deliverance of justice that can help the poor
rise from the ashes of poverty.
Religion has always made a stand when it comes to the
welfare of the poor. Its influence has shaped society's outlook on
Poverty and human rights violations go hand in hand. The
wasting away of human rights is just one of the many ugly facts
that accompany the disease that infects the beggars
Government Programs/Agencies: Philippines
(Deparment of Social Welfare and Development)
The DSWD is the Philippine government's primary welfare agency
which is responsible for uplifting the living conditions and
improving the quality of life of the poorest sector of the
(Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office)
The PCSO has been one country's pillars in helping the lives of
poor people through fundraising, sweepstakes and lotteries.
(National Economic and Development Authority)
The National Economic and Development Authority, or NEDA, is
basically a governmental body that ensures the economic and
efficient delivery of public services and needs.
Non-Government Organizations: Philippines
Fil-Mentoring was created with a vision of providing
street children with adequate skills in enhancing their God-given
talents, at the same time, monitoring and guiding their academic
(Popular Education for People's Empowerment)
Pepe is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes
popular education geared toward people's empowerment. It aims to
enhance the capacities of various sectors in knowledge, skills and
attitudes as community educators.
- Stairway Foundation
Stairway Foundation Incorporated is a non-stock,
non-profit, non-government child care institution that envisions to
provide holistic and innovative programs to improve the life
conditions of disadvantaged street children in the
(Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement)
PRRM is a group that reaches out to the economically and socially
marginalized groups of small farmers, landless agricultural
workers, subsistence fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, and rural
- Bantay Bata
The ABS-CBN Foundation founded Bantay Bata 163 as an
immediate response to the growing cases of child abuse of any form.
Children in distress could call up the 163 hotline number and
will be provided response according to their needs.
Non-Government Organizations: International
UNICEF or the United Nations Children's Fund was founded in 1946
as the sole organization of the United Nations dedicated
exclusively to the welfare of children.
The World Health Organization is the primary leader
concerning world health. Its job is to monitor and eventually find
cures to the society's plagues and diseases.
The Salvation Army is one of the largest charity groups
in the world. From their humble roots in England in 1865,
this army has expanded its battle against poverty to over 14,000
centers around the world.
Oxfam is a big international organization that was
established in 1995. This large organization consists of eleven
independent, self-governing organizations from different
The StreetCats Foundation helps out lost and abandoned
teens wandering the streets.
- Let The Children
Let The Children Live! is a UK charity group through
which people can respond to the needs of the street children
residing in Colombia and beyond.
- Muslim Aid
Muslim Aid is an international relief and development
agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering amongst some of
the world's poorest communities.