Knowledge is power. But knowledge must be accompanied by Christian values and adequate/relevant skills. This is integral education.
Marcellin Foundation, General Santos City, is one institution that empowers street/homeless children.
It has 43 children in Residential Care: 20 from General Santos City; 6, Davao City; 6, Sarangani; 4, Davao del Sur; 3, South Cotabato; 3, North Cotabato; 1, Manila.
Formal education. Graduates, 2015: College – 1; High school – 6; and Elementary – 3.
In-school: 2 enrolled in Medical Program, UP Manila Branch at Koronadal City; 10 doing University studies in General Santos City; 5 in Technical Education (culinary, baking, HRM, Ref and aircon); 6 youth in Japan as Technical trainess.
Summer developmental activities painting and dancing, welding, tree planting, lectures on basic literacy, English, Math/Algebra, jobs at DOLE. (From Marcellinnews, May 2015)
Bro. Crispin P. Betita, FMS, Executive Director, MFI.
Bishop Dinualdo sometimes visited the children. He observed the following: a) active participation in Eucharistic celebrations; healthy and clean-looking children; properly dressed, respectful and happy inspite of having few possessions.
Congratulations, Bro. Crispin and staff. These children are growing fast. They need food and clothes. Will you help?