- Development Programs
- Temporary Shelter
- Education/Formation Program
- Advocacy & Networking
- Street Children
An Outreach Program for Street Families in Manila
WELCOME to the
TULUYAN ni San Benito
A Drop-in Shelter for homeless families.
TULUYAN San Benito is a temporary haven in the daytime, a place where the homeless or “kariton” people could rest awhile, wash themselves and their clothes, use the bathroom and even cook meals.
In March 2008, of the 88.6 million people in the Philippines, 50% rated themselves poor.
The June 2008 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey statistics show 14.5 million people experienced involuntary hunger between April and June 2008. Severe hunger went up from 3.2% to 4.2 percent.
These denizens of the street give a face to the cold statistics; they are the voices that are not heard, not included in any census because they are very mobile.
A community where every family / individual earns enough to meet basic needs, aware of their dignity as persons and participates in the building of God’s kingdom where justice, peace and integrity of creation prevail.
To offer opportunities for formation, leadership and skills training for the economic upliftment of street families that will help them regain self respect and rehabilitation.
Sr. Cecille Ido, OSB
TULUYAN NI SAN BENITO
1019 Corners Maligaya St.
and Singalong Street,
Phone: (632) 523-7113
Who are the Street people?
They are families who live 24 hours a day in the streets in and around their “ kariton” or wooden push carts or pedicabs that serve as “home” at night and as “working place” for gathering and transporting garbage during daytime.
Most “kariton” parents have hardly had any schooling which make it difficult for them to find work.
• To provide a temporary shelter where weary street dwellers could drop-in to rest awhile and get a chance to catch their breath and their bearings;
• To provide formation, leadership and skills training that will help them to regain their self respect;
• To support the self-help livelihood initiatives among the street families toward their economic upliftment; and / or process their return to the province, when they so decide;
• To develop a referral system with other social agencies for services that go beyond the limited means of Tuluyan; and
•To initiate a simple mobile library for “street children”.
TULUYAN’s Development Programs
1. A temporary Drop-in Shelter for street families.
2. Education Program
3. Livelihood & Social Services
4. Advocacy & Networking
5. A Program for Street Children
TULUYAN San Benito – A Temporary Shelter for the Homeless
On December 8, 2008, TULUYAN San Benito , a drop-in shelter for street dwellers located at 1007 Paris St., & Leon Guinto Streets, was blessed.
Education / Formation Program
Alternative Health skills training in lecture series and guided practicum.
Livelihood Initiatives & Social Services
Some of the activities are: Doormat Making, Cooking Empanada, Beads Making, Soap Making, Rent-to-own Pedicab, Fish Vending, Food Vending, Box Production
Advocacy & Networking Program
Lugawan sa Tuluyan, Scholasticans serenaded & shared a meal with street children. Each family at Tuluyan getsa chance for a medical checkup at least once during their stay at the shelter.
Program for Street Children
Tuluyan Volunteers frequently visit areas where there is a concentration of street children. The children are gathered for story-telling, reading, play, drawing and other art activities.
On occasion, they are invited to participate in some Tuluyan center-based activities.Feeding is one of the features of this program.
Mobile Literacy Program for street children: Art, Tutorial, Music.
Summer Camp: Bugsong Saya sa Tag-araw
Tuluyan is not the answer to the root cause of homelessness & poverty. For now, in a small way, it gives rest to weary individuals and families who are out there shivering from the cold and baking in the heat. Hopefully, Tuluyan’s programs can help them cross the poverty line and make it to the other side.