The Tuloy Foundation, Inc. is a Philippine charitable organization focused on the marginalized youth. It was founded in 1993 by Marciano G. Evangelista of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Tuloy Foundation
Tuloy Foundation, Inc.
Formation1993; 31 years ago (1993)
FounderMarciano Evangelista
Founded atMakati
FocusCharity for marginalized youth
AffiliationsSalesians of Don Bosco

History edit

The Tuloy Foundation was founded in 1993 by Salesian priest Rocky Evangelista in a small room at the St. John Bosco Parish Compound in Makati, Metro Manila with 12 children under its care. Evangelista after a meeting with his religious order, the Salesians of Don Bosco where he committed to head a project for street children, established a center with 10 lay volunteers. He also coordinated with researchers from the University of the Philippines to learn to organize programs and services for children. Envangelista envisioned a Streetchildren Village which would cater to a more larger population.[1]

Two years later, Tuloy received funding to construct a 3.5-storey building within the compound in Makati. The new building had complete facilities including dorms, study area, dining room, and kitchen. It was able to accommodate up to 130 children at a time.[1]

With the help and approval of the Department of Education, Tuloy designed a curriculum especially for street children. In 1997, Tuloy opened a school able to accommodate a maximum of 230 students.[2] In 2001, Tuloy moved to a 4.5-hectare Streetchildren Village in Alabang, Muntinlupa leased from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.[3]

Social programs edit

Tuloy Foundation organizes various programs catered to street children and other marginalized youth. As a residential care institution, it also provides shelter to children in its dormitories each with its own "head of house" who serves as a parental figure to the dormitories' resident children.[4]

Education edit

The Tuloy Foundation offers a non-traditional curriculum for the youth approved by the Department of Education. It uses Alternative Learning System (ALS) modules for its education program.[5]

Sports edit

Tuloy is also involved in football and futsal. Many of its youth were part of the Philippines' squad for the Homeless World Cup and Street Child World Cup. Some were part of the Philippine youth national football teams for both boys and girls, and some members of the defunct United Football League, which was the top-flight football league in the country.[6] Tuloy also fielded a team in the PFF Women's League through Tuloy F.C.[7] The foundation also has its own artificial football pitch, known as the XO Field for Extraordinary Kids, and a futsal center at its Tuloy sa Don Bosco branch.[8][6]

Affiliations edit

The Tuloy Foundation is registered as a non-government, not-for-profit organization with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission in 1996 and is licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to “provide residential care services for disadvantaged children and youth”. It also affiliated with the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Tuloy centers edit

  • Tuloy Oasis Nature Therapy Campsite - Nature therapy campsite located in Borlongan, Magdalena, Laguna
  • Tuloy sa Don Bosco Streetchildren Village - A 4.5-hectare property in Elsie Gaches Village Compound in Alabang
  • Tuloy sa Bahay Bata Angeles City, Pampanga


Awards edit

  • Tuloy Foundation received the 3rd Consuelo Awards of Highest Excellence for outstanding service to the streetchildren of the Philippines.
  • Tuloy sa Don Bosco School won fourth place for the Most Outstanding Literacy Program.[10]
  • Tuloy received the Consuelo Foundation's Award of Highest Excellence.[11]

Fr. Rocky Evangelista edit

Fr. Rocky, a Salesian priest, was ordained in 1970 by Pope Paul VI in St. Peter's Square, together with 279 deacons from 65 nations. He does what St. John Bosco tried to do for streetchildren during his time. [3] Fr. Rocky received several prestigious awards including the Presidential Service Award for Service to Children given by the Rotary International; first place honors for Most Outstanding Literacy Worker-national level conducted by the Department of Education. Fr. Rocky, too, became the lead model for the rehabilitation of streetchildren, and named one of the Most Outstanding Citizens of Makati by former Mayor Elenita Binay. He was also conferred the Manuel L. Quezon Award for Exemplary Governance by the Federation of Catholic Schools Alumni/nae Associations. [10] Named as the Captain for the cause of street children by Pres. Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo during her term as vice president and DSWD Secretary, Fr. Rocky has also been awarded as one of the Outstanding Citizens of Makati for the Year 2000.[citation needed]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "History (Part 1)". Tuloy Foundation, Inc. January 17, 2004. Archived from the original on January 17, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "History (Part 2)". Tuloy Foundation, Inc. January 31, 2004. Archived from the original on January 31, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Darang, Josephine (June 24, 2007). "'Tuloy' restores the dignity of a child". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 11, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Tuloy Foundation: A home for the homeless". Yahoo!. The Philippine Star. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Bunye, Ignacio (January 21, 2019). "Bunye: Father Rocky's street children". Sunstar.
  6. ^ a b Olivares, Rick (February 9, 2021). "'Tuloy sa Don Bosco': A model Philippine grassroots sports program". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  7. ^ Montayre, Mia (September 5, 2018). "Tuloy FC, OutKast FC shock UAAP counterparts". Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Luenthai Donates XO Football Field to Tuloy sa Don Bosco Alabang – Luenthai". Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Tuloy Foundation, Inc. - Tuloy Centers Archived 2003-11-22 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b Manila Standard Today - Fr. Rocky, ‘Tuloy’ and streetchildren - april21_2006
  11. ^ Tuloy Foundation, Inc. - Main Story

External links edit

  • [1] - main web site