FAMILY CARE CENTER
CHILD-MINDING AND LIVELIHOOD CENTER IN CEBU
It had long been our dream to open a center to support underprivileged families in Cebu City. “The Family Care Center” officially opened on the 26th of July 2009 and is currently operating as a childminding center as well as a training and livelihood center for the mothers. We maintain close contact with the parents, and the mothers often volunteer as cooks and for activities. 15 children come to the center every day Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4.00pm. The children and their families are among the poorest in Cebu.
By placing the children in a safe environment, the mothers have the possibility of getting work and thus they’re able to help support their families. Since the children are living in the city’s slum areas, good hygiene is a priority at the Center. Each child get a shower and clean clothes every day. They learn to brush their teeth and wash their hands, which helps to keep them healthy. Healthy and nutritious food and milk is served at the Center each day. The Center provides a safe and clean environment for the children, which is in stark contrast to the condition of their homes. To ensure the children’s future, we seek sponsors for each child. (See Sponsor Education below). Any help that you are able to give to the Center, the children or their families is received with gratitude.