Peter Mark M.Demasu-ay, RSW
Experience in Bahay Aurora
My one month stay in Bahay Aurora since I started my job as a social worker here last January 2,2108 is very happy, awesome, relaxing, fulfilling, and blessing.
Happy because I have a new job, new perspective, new learning and new people to interact with I am also happy because the place was great and it is located at the province were many scenery and places I can visit during my day off.
I feel awesome because the management and staff are very supportive and approachable especially during my first day. It is awesome because I have learned so many task, knowledge, skills especially about the dealing on PCAR Parenting Capability Assessment, group Activity with the kids and case management it truly develops my profession and it feels good to me.
It is relaxing because my past job experiences were very hectic, polluted, mismanaged but here in Bahay aurora the place is good the job is easy no cramming and easy to handle the staff is good.
Also, for me the stay here at Bahay Aurora is fulfilling and blessing it is a challenging task to help the children but a fulfilling journey to help them, guiding them to be good even though there are times they are naughty.
I thank the lord for the blessing and giving this kind of Job, it helps me to become a good social worker and it will also develop my knowledge and skill towards my profession and looking forward for more years to come.
We would like you to meet our new social worker!
She is Patricia Marie L. Llgas, 22 years old and lives in Baras, Rizal. She is the youngest in four siblings, graduated high school with honor, she studied college in CEU Manila batch 2016 in the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Social Worker.
According to her when she was a kid she loved children, she also loves helping other people especially in need.
Knowing that her job is to help kids achieve their full potentials and to help them feel happier and better about themselves brings a huge smile to her face and helps her sleep better at night. There are thousands of reasons why she thinks helping children and their families is the best job in the word, even knowing that her profession is one of the most stressful jobs in the world, she said that helping children and their families is the most rewarding job that she can think of.
About working in Bahay Aurora, she found herself inside Bahay Aurora constantly inspired by determination and resourcefulness of the people with whom she was working for, she talks about her co-Social Worker and the House Parents, especially our boss Sir Herke and Mam Arlene.
According to her Bahay Aurora is not just an institution or a home for children, for her this is now her second home where she feels really complete because of the loving children she’s helping everyday.
She would like to express a big thanks to Bahay Aurora Community, she also added that Bahay Aurora touches her heart in so many ways by bringing and giving her the opportunity to be the part of this institution.
FIRST IMPRESSION IN BAHAY AURORA
(Patricia Marie Llagas-Social Worker)
On my first day here, I was greeted by the staffs of Bahay Aurora, welcomed, offered a cup of coffee, given a brief orientation and complete tour of the facilities before joining my colleagues. There I was given a complete preview of the institution and their values. The first thing I noticed what they lived out their values, even in the onboarding process as opposed to just having a paper hand out and some words on a wall. Additionally, I was able to log in and start work on the first day… and everything worked the e-mail, phone, settings, programs I would need, it was all seamless and efficient.
This institution was not only ready for me to start, they made sure I understood that I was valued, welcomed and a significant part of the organization. I knew my confidence in the company was at a high level and it told me I made the right choice to join this institution.
It was certainly worth the move. The results of these first impressions made me not only glad I had made the move to this institution but made me want to hit the ground running and truly work as hard for Bahay Aurora as they had worked to make me feel welcome.
Bahay Aurora gives me a great impression that I am surely will last. Working in this institution for almost a couple of month and it seems to be good working with a systematic organization like this. Where I am working under restrictive policies but no real pressure within. And it really helps me to be more disciplined young professional.
I am pretty sure that Bahay Aurora Foundation will help me to boost my confidence and enhanced my skills in developing my inner capabilities being a young professional. I will work for the institution’s goals and targets and in return, I expect to grow professionally in my career path with FABKI.
Thank you Bahay Aurora for the new learnings, good company and a great atmosphere to work on!
Aleyna (kleindochter Herke en Arleen) is drie weken op de Filipijnen geweest en natuurlijk ook bij Bahay Aurora. Ze heeft er een geweldig tijd gehad. Twee jaar geleden was ze er ook maar was ze erg verlegen en durfde niet met de kinderen te spelen. Dat was dit keer wel anders, ze heeft bijna elke dag met ze gespeeld en leuke activiteiten gedaan. Ze is erg bevriend geraakt met Flor en de tweeling Mary Joy en Mary Mae. Ook heeft ze drie nachtjes bij Bahay Aurora geslapen, gezellig bij Flor op de kamer, oh wat hadden ze een lol.
Aleyna heeft ook tien vlogs gemaakt (allemaal te zien op YouTube) waaronder een aantal over Bahay Aurora. Bekijk ze hieronder en geef onderin het filmpje een duim omhoog!
- Josephine Cruz 17 years old, she was admitted 6 years ago, she was from Tanay Rizal. Based from her Story before she was admitted in Bahay Aurora she lives in a community same as Tondo. People living in this area seen to drink alcohol everyday most often to engage trouble like stabbing or using improvised gun to terminate their enemy. Some of them use drugs and make it a living for their survival. She was hearing bad words and cursing someone from their neighbors as their routine, she felt afraid at times she seen this kind of scenario. Having not enough food in the table, sometimes eating twice a day.
She lives in Bahay Aurora for 6 years. She said that she was grateful to be in Bahay Aurora. There are many things to thank and praise according to her. The daily routines of doing the household chores, at first, she really hates washing dishes, but later on she accepts it because she is in the BA. She must follow the rules in BA similar when she was home. The Rules in BA will guide me for my future to be independent. Sometimes she disobeys it but with the Lecture and Guidance with the Houseparent she had no choice but to obey the rules. The food in BA is good unlike when she is in their house. She was eating 3x a day plus Baon . Providing the need like school supplies and clothes, she tells that she was fortunate enough to be in BA.
In school some children look at them as poor with no parents to take care. Some teachers give them food or help them when they have activity in school. She was being bullied by some kids in school and according to her she was help and protected by the kids in Bahay Aurora, they help and look after each other. School is important for her because she wants to be successful in her future.
She remembers when the time that she was having conflicts with the houseparent, She and one of the girls in unit 1 climb the roof, but later they admit that they were wrong, she said that sometimes she was misunderstood. She also told about some Houseparent misunderstood her not letting them to know her more. According to her she was been bullied by the older kids but she learns to retaliate and to get along with them. The bond with the older girls from unit 1 was the happiest part laughter and treating each other like real siblings. That was meaningful to her, she really had a nice time with them.
The sad part of it is when somebody is leaving or transferring to another institution. She said life must go on, she was telling that someday she would help other kids like her in the future. Education will give her success in life. Most of all she would like to thank the Staff for understanding her, Guiding and taking care of her. For the administration, the Board and the Donator’s who help them and making them feel that they are fortunate enough that Bahay Aurora is willing to support and give them direction in life and the determination needed for their success.