Helping CONCORDIA CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Concordia Childrens Services is a community based child welfare service, located in central Manila, The Philippines. They help orphans and assist children who are from very poor families and provide them with education, spiritual hope and nourishment.

Concordia Children's Services, Inc. was founded in 1983, in partnership with another child caring agency for abandoned and neglected children.

 



In 1989, they expanded to serve the street and urban poor children in Pasig City. By 1996, they again expanded to serve the needs of street and urban poor children in the Santa Mesa area, which is in the center of Manila.

In 2013, they also serve the babies and street children by renovating the Sta. Mesa location, and adding space for the orphans and street children to have more resources. More social workers were also added.

 

Currently there are 16 children under the care Concordia; some are abandoned/neglected, temporary shelter and surrendered permanently. Ages ranges from 2 months to 3 years old. Concordia coordinates with DSWD for the adoption process of the children.

There are 7 stay-in social workers taking care of the children. Aside from them, there are some Interns and volunteers helping out.
Concordia is just renting out the place and they are relying on the donations that they receive. They just work on what they receive to be able to feed, cloth and care for the children and also the social workers.

This program caters to the street and urban poor children ages 7 to 16 years old. Social workers visits barangays and ask for referrals, and sometimes teachers refers their students whom they think needs assistance.

Concordia is looking for sponsors for the students and it is 1:1 basis.

Voluntary sponsors per child:
Elemantary - P12,500/year per child
High School - P15,000/year per child
Sponsors is regularly updated on the status of the sponsored child as well as the status of the institution.

The program includes:

  •     educational assistance and scholarships through sponsorship
  •     tutorial sessions for elementary and high school students
  •     nutrition and feeding program
  •     Christian education and skills training for children and parents
  •     activities such as character-building and values reorientation sessions, arts and crafts, sports and recreation, etc.
  •     referral for social services, counseling and family welfare services
  •     alternative education (in mathematics, language, science) for out-of-school children and youth for possible mainstreaming to formal school

Currently, they have total of 80 students:
47 - Elementary
33 - High School

Next year their target is to increase up to 100 students for the elementary.


Concordia Children's Services
4443 Old Sta. Mesa St.
Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016 PHILIPPINES
Phone: +63 354 6049
Tele Fax: +63 713 3461
Email: office@concordiachildrens.org