Thursday, February 18, 2010

Home, part 3

Third and last part of the "Home" series.

Aside from providing free housing, schooling, medical and legal assistance, Virlanie also works to reunite children with their families whenever possible. Families are an integral component in Virlanie's programs. Virlanie conducts community development programs in select areas in Tondo, Payatas and Makati aimed at empowering the parents. These programs include livelihood skills training, medical outreach and parenting skills and seminars.

A replica of Edvard Munch's The Scream, hung in the middle of the welcome sign in the Jade Home for people with developmental disabilities

"I want to be an interior designer. I want to travel the world," Justin says, his face finally breaking into a shy smile. "I want to go to France too." Perhaps, with Virlanie's help Justin will finally be able to make memories he can look back on with some measure of peace.

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