Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres Tondo

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Program Description

Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres Tondo (BYSMP) is located in Tondo, Manila and is a halfway house. Tondo is a poverty-stricken area of the Philippines and is very crowded. The teams of Father boyet Concepcion and St. Martin de Porres have worked to develop initiative and outreach programs for neglected children or those who have faced abuse, poverty, and disability. This projects will both uplift the children and the community as a whole.

Children should have access to a safe environment and have plenty of support. This halfway house was developed to provide children with a safe space before being transferred to a shelter that provides livelihood programs, education, and stimulating activities. This is a holistic approach and there is even a medical clinic that provides medicine and checkups. These children can even be sponsored for education programs. Volunteers might need to assist with remedial teaching and with helping to educate the mothers and caregivers of these families through how to apply for loans, prepare food, learn English, and create economically viable goods like making soap.


BYSMP Tondo needs the following:

Tutors - Help the children with their homework
Art/music teachers – Enable children in expressing their emotions through art, music, and drama
Computer teachers - Teach children basic computer skills
Livelihood specialists – Empower families through training for specific skills, teaching how to calculate budgets and savings, and to form long-lasting values
Marketing specialists – Help educate tour leaders in the slums


Safety and health: You are obliged to have travel insurance which covers your activities
Interest in giving back to the local community

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

The placement at the project is covered in the cost.

It is possible to:

- Arrange accommodation via World Activity Philippines (costs depend on the type of accommodation)
- Make use of the helpdesk (€ 5 - per day)
- Be a part of an orientation training on arrival (€ 75)
- Arrange an airport pick-up (€ 25)

JoHo/World Activity Philippines members will receive a discount on the booking fee.

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Program Details

World Activity Philippines, Activity Desk of World Experience Philippines
  • Philippines: Manila
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
English, Tagalog
50 euro placement costs
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