The organization Kalipay, with the collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE, is running a project that provides a home, healthcare, social services and education to 101 young people on Negros Island in the Philippines.
The beneficiaries, of all ages up to 22 years old, are children who have not had the possibility to live in a safe home: children who are underprivileged, abandoned or orphaned, the children of armed conflicts, victims of child labor and trafficking, those in situations of dire poverty, homeless children, etc.
It revolves around a residence in which the children live and receive all of the care necessary for their all-round development. Staff including psychologists, social workers, a driver and a cook are all responsible for ensuring the well-being of these children and young people.
Kalipay also manages their medical care with the help of volunteer doctors, and the overall objective is that the children can enjoy the benefits of a safe home with their needs covered on both a physiological and emotional level.
Kalipay Negrense Foundation Inc. is an organization founded in 2007 that works to look after underprivileged boys and girls on the island of Negros Occidental who are abandoned, who live on the streets, who have suffered abuse or who have been victims of child prostitution rings.