HIYAS NG MAYNILA
GAWAD KALINGA, MANILA
Hiyas Ng Maynila is a community center that supports impoverish children from the Gawad Kalinga community, a community filled with crime, drugs, gangs and lack of resources. At the center, children are given an education in computer literacy with the intentions of preparing them for a better future and inspire them to uplift the community from their hazardous generational cycles.
The Virlanie Foundation is a community program that houses marginalized street children and focuses on 7 pillars – community, street efforts, residential, social services, health, education and integration – that aims to advocate and empower its beneficiaries to self-actualization, self-reliance, self-sustainability, as a way to help them reach their full potential and reintegrate into society.