The Philippines is a beautiful country but suffers greatly under the contrast of wealth and poverty. The majority of the population live in poverty, the result of which being that 10% of the Philippine children are at the mercy of what a life on the street has to offer. They do not attend school and are forced to earn their own money just to stay alive. Many of them are homeless and sleep on the streets. They know nothing of the privileges of care and protection. Bahay Aurora is a children’s home located in Baras offering shelter to such children. In this website you can read more about the workings of Bahay Aurora and how you too can help these children.
Bahay Aurora is a children’s home in the Philippines
The stories from our children
Hi everyone of Bahay Aurora,
I lived for several years in Bahay Aurora and I learned a lot. I learned how to behave in good ways. Before Bahay Aurora, I lived in Tondo, the largest slums of Manila. We lived in a very small cottage made of thin plywood and cardboard. We lived there with our big family and all slept in the same room, we were always hungry. My parents had the responsibility to take care of the children and to put food on my table, but I was only 6 years old then. One day there was a woman who was very nice and smart, she brought me to Bahay Aurora and during my stay there it changed me a lot, I learned moral fiber and thought about the choices I make. I thank God that the woman took me out of my misery. I’m so thankful that I lived in Bahay Aurora during my childhood. I am very grateful to all the employees of Bahaya Aurora. I miss you all!
October 5th, 2017
I’m Mac Mac and I have lived in Bahay Aurora for 6 years. I was 5 years old when I was found on the streets by a few traffic agents. I sat on the side of the street and cried. Since I did not know my last name, it was a dead end.
On April 4, 2016, more than 6 years after I lost my parents out of sight, there were suddenly 2 people who said that they were my father and mother! They were found by the Department of Social Welfare, who were informed by Bahay Aurora. It became a very emotional event in which my parents were both in tears. They even sold their house to look for me.”