About Us

Alay Pag-asa maintains its commitment to the holistic care and development of children through a community-linked child-focused program where members and stakeholders actively participate in the program implementation.

Our History

The phenomenon of street children in the Philippines started to gain attention in the early 1980’s. In 2000, there are about 240,000 street children in 22 cities nationwide. In Metro Manila, they are found in parks, busy street intersections and bus terminals. They are engaged in various activities such as: begging; picking pockets and snatching; carwashing/watching/parking; scavenging; selling cigarettes, newspapers, flowers, and even sexual favors. Denied access to basic services and other forms of help that would contribute to their growth and development, they face a very bleak future. Government efforts on this daunting condition are not enough to arrest the situation. If nothing is done, they could further become liabilities in the society. God’s compassion for them is evident in many passages of Scriptures such as Psalm 82:3,4, which says, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Their only hope is in God. Convinced of this truth and in obedience to God’s command, a group of committed evangelical Christians who have worked extensively among street children and their families organized Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation on April 28, 1990. As a non-stock, non-profit mission organization, its main purpose is to assist street children and their families to know Christ personally in their lives and enable them to become spiritually strong, economically productive and responsible members of our society.

Our Vision

God-fearing, Responsible, and Empowered individuals, families and communities active in the protection and promotion of children’s rights.

Our Mission

Our mission is to integrate the Christian faith in the implementation of holistic, sustainable and child-centered programs in partnership with responsible stakeholders.

Our Goal

At the end of the 5-year program cycle (2011-2016), Alay Pag-asa is able to assist the education of 500 indigent children; empowered 500 families and transformed 2,500 lives through child-friendly programs anchored on Christian principles thereby establishing a working and sustainable mechanism that is effective and responsive to the needs of underprivileged children and families in their respective communities.