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Exhibition in Manila : June 7 – 20, 2022

The 1st solo Exhibition in Manila of Dr. Javier Galvan 🎨

📅 Exhibition date : June 7 – 20, 2022

📍 G/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Legazpi Village

For the benefit of ANAK-Tnk.

We hope to see you there 🥰

URGENT NEEDS : Fire in the slum of Puting Bato, Navotas, Manila (May 17th 2022)

Yesterday night, a fire devastated a part of the slum of Puting Bato, where our foundation operates through a day-care center for children.

More than 100 hundred families, it means about 900 people lost everything.

Our day-care center is safe, so our staff and community workers are helping people affected, responding to their urgent needs, such as food distribution and children cares.

Today we are calling for URGENT donations.


We need your support. You can help those unfortunate people by:

* DONATION IN KIND only if you live in Metro Manila:

  • FOOD: Sacks of rice – Cans of food (sardines, corned beef, pork & beans)- Instant noodles – powdered milk (Alaska) 
  • HYGIENE PRODUCTS: Soap – Shampoo – Toothbrush – Toothpaste 
  • CLOTHES in good shape : Tshirts (any size) – Shorts (any size) – Slippers (any size) – Underwear
  • OTHERS : blanket – kaldero – kawali 

You can drop your donation at:
QUEZON CITY: TNK Foundation, 94 Kalayaan Ave., Barangay Diliman.
MAKATI : Mrs Florence Indianou , 2400 Bougainvilla street, Dasmarinas village (between 9:00 am and 4 pm)
INTRAMUROS: TNK center, 54 General Luna Street, Intramuros.

Many thanks for your kind support ❤️

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us : contact@anak-tnk.org

Our Summer camp in July 2022

The holidays are coming for everyone… 😎

In July, we are all going on summer camp together! 🥳

It’s been more than 3 years since our 420 children went on holiday. 😱 3 years… 😱 The strict lockdown for the children during all this time has blocked them in the centers: no holidays, no summer camp. 😩

Let’s imagine the excitement of this year!!! 😜🤩 The summer camp is one of the highlights of the year for our 420 street children. Some of them discover the sea and the sand for the first time in their lives.🏖

10 magical days of games and activities between friends, brothers and sisters as a real family. 💥😘

❤️ We need to help to offer this summer camp to the children ❤️

👉 Holidays for 1 child = 2 220 PhP = 40 € 👈

London : Charity Concert & Auction – March 18th

We are pleased to invite you to a special fund raiser to help the Anak-TnK Foundation open in Manila a new training school for girls with special needs and living in the streets:

Event : Concert followed by a buffet & auctions
Date & time : Friday the 18th of March, 7.30pm
Venue : St Wilfrid’s hall, the London Oratory, (Brompton road SW7 2RP)
Access: South Kensington St. (District line ONLY)
Street parking near the church freely available in the evening
Attention: parking inside the church yard only available until 9.00pm (gates are closed with no access to the parking afterward)


Program:
7.30 – 8.45pm : Concert
8.45 – 9.45pm : Buffet & auction
9.45pm : end

Thank you again for your support. We are looking forward to seeing you all on March 18th

Our new projects for 2022

Massive poverty in Metro Manila due to pandemic ..

The situation today on the streets and in the slums reflects massive poverty, it is clearly a question of survival for many families. The pandemic and endless lockdown have a devastating effect on employment. Prostitution is everywhere, in particular in the port zone of Manila, at a level never seen before in 25 years. As expected, our educators on the street have met more abandoned children. With everyone’s help, we hope to open new homes in 2022 to meet this unparalleled emergency. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.

Gloria Recio – deputy director of the foundation in Manila

To meet the needs of the poorest in Metro Manila, in 2022, we plan to : 🚀

Street children program :

  • Open a second shelter for girls with special needs (at the beginning of the year)
  • Open a 7th shelter for boys (buying a new house)
  • Open a 6th shelter for girls (renovating a house we have already)
  • Buy 2 passenger vans for the foundation

Slum children program :

  • Open a new day care center in a very poor area where the needs are huge (at the beginning of the year)
  • Renovation and expansion of our day care center at Aroma 
  • Move our day care center John-Paul 2 in Catmon  : build a new center 

Street children, children with disabilities, elders abandoned, children in the slums … we want to extend our help as far as possible to the ones in need of Metro Manila.
Our priority is always to focus on the family atmosphere in the whole foundation.

We need you to realize these great projects,

Thank you so much ❤️,

TNK Family

Massive poverty, our homes are overflowing

The situation today on the streets and in the slums reflects massive poverty, it is clearly a question of survival for many families. The pandemic and endless lockdown have a devastating effect on employment. We have seen that more poor families have become dysfunctional: parents do not hesitate to go farther away to look for necessities and beg on the street, abandoning their children. Prostitution is everywhere, in particular in the port zone of Manila, at a level never seen before in 25 years. As expected, our educators on the street have met more abandoned children. With everyone’s help, we hope to open new homes in 2022 to meet this unparalleled emergency.
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.


Gloria Recio – deputy director of the foundation in Manila

Inspirational life choices : our staff in the slums

Among the 200 staff at the foundation, we are happy to have a small team which takes care of the programs for the children of the slums. Rina, Sally, Virgie, Tina and Nikki all live in the slums. It is not because they don’t have the choice, no, it is a true life choice. They could have moved, yet they chose to stay in the slums to live with their family. This commitment is vital for the foundation, and we are even more aware of it during times of crises. In particular during the endless and uninterrupted lockdown in The Philippines. Due to health restrictions and military barrages, many NGOs had to stop their help. Thanks to our teams living in the slums, we were allowed to continue. Our action was limited but terribly useful, focusing on handing out meals, many families having only one meal a day, the one offered by the foundation. This daily commitment is inspirational in its simplicity: committing means giving part of yourself. This truly discrete team in the slums is so precious for the foundation.


Charles Cruse
, Human Resources Manager in Manila

Christmas concert – December 11th – 6 pm

We would like to invite you to join our Christmas concert: “PASKONG HIMIG PARA SA MGA MUNTING TINIG!”. This concert will be done by one of our Filipino volunteers, Mrs Irene Lopez, on December 11th at 6:00 pm (Manila time) on our Facebook page ANAK-Tnk.

Some of the children of the foundation will be rendering Christmas carols and we will get a chance listen to an interview with 2 alumni of the foundation (former street children).

Proceeds of the concert will be for the Christmas Celebration at TNK.

Thank you so much !

We are expecting many of you!

ANAK-Tnk Family

This event will be done in Tagalog for our Filipino friends :)

Online concert – Saturday 27th, November

November 27 from Germany : Online charity concert. Be our guest at the online live broadcast and enjoy together with us the enchanting sounds of the German-Venezuelan musician duo ‘Montes-Kircher’.

–> This coming Saturday at 17h (German time) on Youtube Live : https://youtu.be/qEwb9PV-nTc

A great initiative by the new ANAK-Tnk branch in Germany,

To share with your German friends,

We are expecting many of you!

ANAK-Tnk Family

Find a video invitation with Astrid and Jochen for this wonderful concert !


💡More info : anak-deutschland.de

COVID 19 – Impacts

Updated in November 2021

All over the world, we are all affected by this terrible virus. It shakes a world that had forgotten its fragility, its vulnerability. Sadly, the poorest are likely to suffer the most from this pandemic. In Metro Manila, with more than 25 million people, we could face an explosive situation.

Situation

We are certainly living in a time of uncertainty. All over the world, people are adapting to a new “normal” as we try to slow the spread of Covid-19 and protect the most vulnerable. This is no exception in the Philippines, specifically in Manila, where the ANAK-Tnk foundation resides.

In the Philippines, more than 20 months lockdown for children : a world record ! We are now on “lockdown with alert 2”: some measures have been relaxed. Children can go out with vaccinated adults. We will tell you more in the coming weeks : we can’t wait to tell you about the first trip to the park with the kids!

This crisis has dramatic consequences for the Philippines : a high unemployment rate and long term consequences for the economy.

-> Our slums programs: a lot of families lost their job because of the pandemic. A huge vital challenge for them as they live paycheck to paycheck and cannot work during this time.

-> Our street children programs
: ANAK-Tnk currently has 25 centers housing 370 children and 15 elderly abandoned in the streets! Today and since mid-March, they are all confined in our shelters.

Impacts

-> Our slums programs: Many families in the slums are now surviving with just one meal a day, so we have increased the number of meals distributed: the foundation needs more than 90 sacks of rice (50 kg each) vs 70 sacks before the pandemic. Since October 2021, our educational activities started again but with very limited groups.

-> Our street children programs: school is online since March 2020 ! 370 children online: a great challenge for our teachers in order to respect the schedules of the different schools where the children of the foundation are enrolled! We don’t want the crisis to ruin another school year for the children. 

-> Financial impact: In order to compensate staff that are unable to work, the foundation will continue to provide assistance in an effort to prevent any severe hardships that may ensue in the coming weeks and months ahead. In addition, the foundation will compensate staff working overtime in the centers for days, potentially weeks on end.

-> Home atmosphere: Thankfully, there is a great family atmosphere in all the centers. We have adjusted the daily flow of activities, (schoolwork in the morning, sports and arts in the afternoon…). We also just launched a large contest of songs and dance for all our centers via an internet broadcast.

As you can see, we will continue to care for our children and dedicated staff members, many who are among the poorest, so that they can continue to care for the hundreds of children that depend on us. Without our devoted staff, the foundation cannot exist.

Our needs

Our needs are always great, understandably more so now than ever. During this global lockdown, here and abroad, all the fundraising events or partnerships are pending or cancelled. A huge impact for us as ANAK-Tnk, since 20 years, has no governmental funds and rely entirely on donations and sponsors.

Please consider sharing this info with others so that they might be aware of the needs of our neighbors, both near and far. Our children and employees depend on this generous support. We must remain united in our efforts to care for the most vulnerable during these times.

ANAK-Tnk family