Sowing the seeds of hope in the Philippines

At the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center so many people, above all children, are today looking towards the future with optimism

At the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center so many people, above all children, are today looking towards the future with optimism. At the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center so many people, above all children, are today looking towards the future with optimism.

Everyone in Parañaque knows about the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center and many of them, even those who can afford to pay for a high-quality education would like their children to study at this center. However, the nuns in charge of the "Semillas de Esperanza" (Seeds of Hope) project are very clear about one thing, to prioritize the most underprivileged people, those who are most in need.

As well as providing education on values, the center provides food and health care. The children are taught about good hygiene standards and receive de-worming treatment, vaccines, dental care and medicines. The center is a welcoming, safe and clean environment which offers 300 children a happy childhood.

However, adults also get the help they need. 500 people in the area are supported by the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center team: needy families, young pregnant women and the destitute, in order to be able to buy medicines or pay for medical treatment, as well as helping those who have lost their loved ones or everything they own in a natural disaster. All of them find material, spiritual and psychological help at the center.

Thanks to the Semillas de Esperanza project so many people living in social exclusion in Parañaque are facing life with renewed optimism and are excited about their futures.