GIVE THEM THE GIFT OF HOPE

You can also be a volunteer at Pag-asa Social Center. You can help us in so many ways in putting hopes back to the youth of Tagaytay City.

WHO WE ARE

The Pag-asa Social Center Foundation Inc. is a duly registered non-profit non-governmental organization based in Tagaytay City, Philippines. It is one of the social expressions of the Focolare Movement. Through this social center, the Movement extends educational, basic health  assistance and other services to 330 children from 230 indigent families (at present) from different barangays in Tagaytay. 

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OUR SITUATION

From the volcanic eruption in January of this year (2020) to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Pag-asa took a beating that no one has ever imagined will happen. Living up to its name which means “hope”, Pag-asa didn’t stop in giving hope to our beneficiaries and to those around them through modified programs adopted to the new normal. Huge thanks to the sponsors who stayed and believed in us in these trying times which spared no one. Just being there with us brings hope when all seems hopeless.

OUR HOPE CHANNELS

Scholarship Programs

For qualified high school graduates who started with Pag-asa and would like to continue on pursuing a college education, an opportunity for a financial assistance on tuition fee, books and materials, transportation and food allowance is also provided.

Support-at-a-Distance

With the help of generous donors local and abroad, Pag-asa Social Center is able to give educational, basic medical and nutritional assistance to many children and their families in need.

Donate and Share

If you want to help us, you are invited to participate in the Support-at-a-distance program by contacting us. Learn more on how you can donate to us by clicking the icon.

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We were just starting to rise up from the ashes when the Covid19 pandemic emerged.

How can Pag-asa live up to its name in the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic? How can it continue to bring hope to the community it serves?

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#teampagasa Hoi, Family & Friends Donors, Singapore

Sometimes when we help others, we are too focused on whether our efforts are enough to make a difference that we overlooked the true purpose of helping. When we bring back our focus, we realise that even having the chance to help children in Tagaytay is a blessing. Maybe they do not realise that the smiles on their faces when they receive from us is like a form of love to us. And this love is a blessing and very precious.

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Hero Angeles Volunteer, Donor, Philippines

I will never regret helping others especially the people of Pag-asa. It’s the least I can do to keep them inspired and hopeful in reaching their dreams.

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Andrew Camilleri Volunteer, Malta

Pag-asa has been for me an unforgettable experience, through which I have experienced God’s love for the needy people and in return their generous response full of dignity.

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Robert Swindells Donor, UK

As one who had made but the smallest of contributions of support to Pag-asa I was overwhelmed on my visit to Tagaytay by the welcome and hospitality afforded me. Nowhere else have I ever felt so instantly at home as I did there.

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Raymund Estrada Volunteer, Italy

It was an “ultimate” experience for me in Pag-asa as I had helped in translating letters, interview with the kids and I also taught dancing to everyone. I had appreciated more my existence when I learned about the realities of their lives. I am forever grateful to Pag-asa for giving me that enormous opportunity to feel the fullness of joy serving my brothers.

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Freddy Marr Donor, USA

I feel lucky to have been part of this wonderful organization. I know that I only had contributed a little but it’s always a joy to see the happiness on their faces. Each time I leave for home, I always bring home wonderful memories with everyone I meet there and how much I miss them when I’m back in the USA.

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Aurelio Maria Rodriguez Volunteer, Philippines

It’s not so easy to put into words the many beautiful things I learned and realized during my stay in Pag-asa. Pag-asa changed me as a person and how I view things. I realized that if we looked at poverty from the point of view of Love then we will understand that it has a lot of beautiful things to give – it’s a value and not a cancer as many would call it.

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Leandro Jose Tesorero Volunteer, Philippines

At first I thought when I volunteered in Pag-asa, I would be the one who would be helping, but instead Pag-asa helped me… alot! From the barrio visits to the value of studying, to the realization of being able to contribute in my own little way, to a dream and a “hope”!

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Alberto Modenese Volunteer, Italy

During the five months that I was working in Pag-asa social center, I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I found a big family ready to embrace everyone, they do a great job for the people and everyone just gave me amazing memories! I really hope to be able to return there in the future, as they really mean a lot in my heart!

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Peter, Eva, Tomas & Reena Tatransky Donors, Czech Republic

We thank you very much for your warm welcome and for the care you give to the children of Pag-asa Social Center!

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Basilisa M. Turno, M.D. Volunteer, Philippines

Pag-asa Center had improved much in facilities and even in personnel and most specially in the services they give. As an experienced Community / Public Doctor, I wish I could regularly come to offer my service in the future. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to do pap smear with my former personnel.

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Daniele de Patre Volunteer, Italy

Coming to the Philippines and working at Pag-asa has changed everything in my life! I’d be bringing home many wonderful experiences. Life is much more than what can be counted or measured, but it is the set of all those little acts of love which gives us happiness, binds and creates around us a wonderful family, such as the Pag-asa Social Center.

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Helge Eric Lockner Volunteer, Sweden

Hard working people with a big heart doing a tremendously important work for people in need. I love them! They really give hope – “Pag-asa”.

Fr. Michael Joe

I am personally very much taken up by the service at PSC. The cultural program given by the children were superb and wonderful.

Yasotoshi Mori

The activity here is excellent!

Magi HSPFY, Archdiocese of Palo

The place is indeed formative and conducive for the growth of the beneficiaries: the children. It really offers hope to those people who are in great dire need as the name of the place suggests. I believe the place and the objectives of the Pag-asa Social Center are geared towards making incarnate God’s love.

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