ANAK-Tnk was founded in 1998 to support Manila’s most unfortunate children: those living in extreme poverty in the streets and in the slums of the capital city of the Philippines.
Today, the foundation is run by Executive Director Father Matthieu Dauchez and Ms. Gloria Recio alongside a multidisciplinary team of local professionals.
The foundation’s action and purpose are being supported outside the Philippines by branches operating on all continents under the supervision of Mr. Pascal Breton.
“ANAK” means “child” in tagalog, a language from the Philippines, and the letters “TNK” are the initials of the foundation for it is best known there as “Tulay Ng Kabataan”, which literally means “A bridge for the children”!
That bridge is the symbol of our action towards the street and slum children of Manila: a bridge with their families (that’s reconciliation) and a bridge leading to a better life.
Learn more about our action in video (English subtitles provided)