DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Established within the “Hospice of San Jose” complex, which is one of the oldest and most respected charitable institutions in the Philippines, the Daughters of Charity operate a highly effective Livelihood and Skills Training Center. Through their skills empowerment program the Sisters deliver training programs including courses in baking, cooking, housekeeping and food and beverage service to youth and adults who are homeless and unemployed. The facility is located on the island of Convalescencia in the heart of Manila. Participants commute primarily from Metro Manila, about two hours away, and reside on campus part time. Beneficiaries identify their interests and after completing their training they receive loans through local government office partnerships. The desired outcome for this project is for these individuals to acquire new relevant skills and apply them towards gainful employment. This critical program re-instates their dignity and strengthens many destitute people to develop independence, to be able to provide basic needs for themselves and their families; and becomes a pathway out of unemployment and homelessness.
|Main Category||Education, Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Income Generation, Operational Support, Salaries, Training/Skills Development, Women|