The Tuloy Brand
We’ve been building the Tuloy brand for 17 years.
Tuloy stands for excellence in the transformation of poor, abandoned, homeless, and “at risk” children and youth into contributing members of society.
Tuloy’s program is long-term.
“Tuloy” in our national language means “welcome” and “continue”. Tuloy’s program of welcoming a child into its homes and into its school continues for many years, provided the child chooses to, until he has acquired the skills for gainful employment or livelihood. It is a long-term program of residential care, education and skills training, and transitioning to independent living, all of which will take at least seven years.
Everything we do in Tuloy is deliberate and for a purpose.
The Preventive System.
We practice St. John Bosco’s Preventive System which uses loving kindness, reason, and religion in teaching our children right and encouraging them to do right. While it is important to address their basic needs and education, we need to help them see their own goodness and what they are capable of achieving by first showing them unconditional love and compassion. Their past is past.
We communicate the provision of the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, heath care, and education to a perceptible level to convince the children that they are important, and that we really care. In turn, they learn to value themselves and dream and strive to succeed.
An alternative learning system.
We have Tuloy sa Don Bosco School right inside the street children village. It is an alternative learning system accredited by the Department of Education which recognizes learning needs and capabilities unique to its special clientele and focuses on values and skills training. Education at all levels is free.
Even the infrastructure in the village is meant to give the children all the opportunities to discover and work on their potential be they home and family, education, sports, art, music or prayer. The children have a part in keeping the village clean, orderly, and beautiful. They are taught to “do ordinary things extraordinarily well” the way St. John Bosco taught his poor boys.
The staff and management of Tuloy.
The staff of Tuloy and those in authority lead by example. Dedication to the mission is expressed explicitly in generous service and gentle behavior. This culture of kindness can be easily perceived by the children, even by visitors.
Transparency and accountability.
Excellence is likewise demonstrated in the transparency and accountability with which Tuloy deals with its benefactors. Every peso entrusted to Tuloy is channeled to the purpose specified by the donor, and properly accounted for. Tuloy has been cited as a model by foreign donors who have audited its programs and books upon conclusion of their grants.
The pursuit of excellence has proven to be fruitful. Those who choose to invest in the future of Tuloy children are pleased with the yield. How else could we have built the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Streetchildren Village? So far, ten 3-1/2 story residences for 300 children, a school and workshops for some 700 students, a gym, chapel, culinary center, library and learning resource center, music room, retreat and conference building, football field, offices, gardens. How could we have served more than 10,000 children and youth at risk? How can we welcome into our school each year hundreds of children availing of free quality education? How could we have graduated and given back to society thousands of once hopeless children, now full of hope about the future because they are equipped with values and skills to earn a living?
A template for multiplier effect.
The 10,000 whom Tuloy Foundation has helped is but a small segment of the children-at-risk population in the Philippines. More needs to be done and can be done with more Tuloy villages spread across the country. To achieve a multiplier effect in solving this problem, Tuloy is open to being used as a template for rebuilding lives of street children and youth at risk, and is happy to share good practices.
Tuloy believes that it owes its existence and success to Divine Providence. Even generous benefactors are divine interventions. Read more about this in “Finally, I Am Home”, a book by Fr. Rocky G. Evangelista, SDB, published May, 2010. The book is an email away firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards and Milestone
Awards We’ve Received
The work of Tuloy Foundation, Inc. has been recognized by reputable institutions over the years. But the real recognition comes from partners and friends who, by their continuing support, reaffirm that what Tuloy does is right and beautiful, and is worth their commitment.
Tuloy Foundation, Inc. President and Project Director, Fr. Marciano “Rocky” G. Evangelista, SDB has accepted the awards with much gratitude. But he says in his book “Finally, I Am Home” (published May, 2010) that “….after the lights, the applause, the back-tapping, and the kudos have died down, these weapons are my true trophies.” “These weapons” refers to his collection of crudely made tools for self-preservation voluntarily surrendered to him by children who gave up street life to live in Tuloy. This precious collection is evidence that Tuloy’s mission to remould and educate its young clientele is on the right track.
Milestones at Tuloy
- Fr. Rocky and ten volunteers begin Tuloy in a 40-sqm. Room in the St. John Bosco Parish compound in Makati with 12 children.
- Consuelo Foundation, Inc. partners with Tuloy to build a 3-storey residence for 130 children in Makati.
- Tuloy Foundation, Inc. is incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and thereafter receives tax-exempt status from the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
- Tuloy’s school building opens in Makati with funding from the Philippine Stock Exchange Foundation and Consuelo Foundation, Inc. The school which can accommodate 230 students only, offered non-formal education using curriculum specially designed for street children and approved by the Department of Education.
- The Department of Social Welfare and Development awards Tuloy a 100-year lease on a 4.5 hectare lot in Alabang, Muntinlupa City for a street children village.
- Limquico family donates a 4.7 hectare property in Majayjay, Laguna which is turned into a farm with small income generating livelihood projects for the Foundation – piggery, fish ponds, crop production.
- CASPAR Foundation of Japan funds the building of two dormitory buildings in the Tuloy Oasis Campsite Nature Therapy Center in the Limquico-donated land in Majayjay, Laguna.
- Consuelo Foundation, Inc. funds the construction of the Tuloy sa Don Bosco school building and two workshops for the vocational and technical programs.
- Caltex (Phil.), Inc. and Ronald McDonald Charities lead corporate donors in funding the construction of dormitory buildings.
- Tuloy village with 6 houses welcomes its first 130 residents and the school starts its first year with 350 students.
- 63 students – 31 in Basic Education and 32 in Voc-Tech programs become Tuloy’s first graduates in Alabang.
- Fr. Pascual Chavez Villanueva, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, visits Tuloy and leads the groundbreaking of the chapel inside the Village.
- Manos Unidas of Spain approves the grant fortwo residential houses at the Street Children Village.
- The tenth house is completed. The village is now capable of accommodating up to 300 children.
- On its 14th year, Tuloy served more than 6,000 children and youth in distress, graduated over 400 students from Basic Educationand 700 from various Voc-Tech programs.
- Donors led by Becker family and Stiftung Symphasis of Germany fund the construction of the Culinary Center and Voc-Tech workshops.
- Four students who are football players participate in the 2008 Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia (Marlon Lagundino, Jeffrey Solis, Jay R de Jesus, and Kevin Prix Lagioy).
- One student/ football player participates in the 2009 Homeless World Cup in Milan, Italy (Marlon Lagundino).
- Six students/football players participate in the 2010 Streetchild World Cup in Durban, South Africa (Erika Inocencio, Noriel Pineones, Jayson Simangan, Lorelyn Cabanayan, Ladylyn Ampe and Gerry Boy Joaquino).
- Student chefs participated in the Chefs on Parade 2011: Ultimate Asian Showdown at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City and they finished second in Creative Cake Decorating On-the-Spot and fifth in the Market Basket Filipino.
- Tuloy inaugurates two mobile classrooms and starts its “Skills on Wheels”, an off-campus training on Consumer Electronics to provide the poor with income-generating activities.
- With assistance from the Consuelo Foundation, Inc., two technicians startthe technology transfer on aquaponics, which forms the core of the Tuloy Environment Protection and Ecological Productivity Zone.
- Baylon family donates a 4,066 sqm property in Biñan City (Laguna) which Tuloy intends to transform into a “half-way house” for new street children who are coming into Tuloy care and the graduating children who are being weaned from its care and watchful eyes.
- Tuloy adds Dressmaking to its Voc-Tech program upon receipt of a donation of 25 industrial sewing machines, courtesy of Trustee John Kerr.
- Two Tuloy students (Lawrence Balla & Gerry Boy Joaquino) are pre-qualified among other Filipino candidates to compete in the Asian Food Channel (AFC) cooking reality show, “The Big Break”. Co-sponsored by Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore for two months. Lawrence ends up as first runner-up in the contest.
- Tuloy was location of choice for the social-cultural immersion program of the 24 students and 5 faculty members of Aquinas College, Perth, Australia.
- Tuloy was shortlisted by the HK-based Gold Standard Awards for NGO Engagement for “addressing the plight of poor children in the Philippines.”
- With the offer of Ms. Becky Aranaz’s assistance, Tuloy adds new related courses to its Voc-Tech program: Waitering, Barista and Bartending.
- Tuloy was the location of choice for the socio-cultural immersion program of the 24 students and 5 faculty members of Aquinas College, Perth, Australia.
- Tuloy was shortlisted by the HK-based Gold Standard Awards for NGO Engagement for “addressing the plight of poor children in the Philippines.”
- Tuloy Culinary Arts School was featured in the article, “Learning thyme for aspiring chefs,” in the January 21, 2013 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- Blessing of the Adoration Chapel and Thanksgiving Dinner, Jan 24, 2013.
- Tuloy was featured in a 4-page article, “Tuloy sa Don Bosco: A School for the Disadvantaged Youth,” in the Feb 2013 issue of Appetite Magazine.
- Visit of 23rd Trade Mission of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii led by Lt. Gov. Tsutsui of Hawaii, Feb 6, 2013.
- Visit of UP Diliman Landscape Architecture students to Tuloy with the end-view of making proposed templates for Mary’s Garden in the Tuloy compound, Feb and April, 2013.
- Exploratory talks with the CSR staff of the ICTSI (International Containerized Terminal Services, Inc.) Foundation in connection with their sponsorship of certain activities of the Tuloy football team.
- Exploratory talks with Mr. Edgar Chua, president of Shell Foundation, on the conduct of briefings/ seminars on Aquaponics for a group of businessmen connected with Shell.
- Visit of the staff of the Office of Civil Relations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (OCR-AFP) for exploratory talks on OCR-AFP partnership with Tuloy on values/ character training of the Tuloy kids, May 15, 2013.
- Active participation of Tuloy sa Don Bosco authorities and children during the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines: (1) presentation of floral bouquets to the Pope by two Tuloy kids on his arrival at the airport; (2) lecture of Fr. Rocky on "Evangelization by serving poor children" in the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE), in the UST Quadri-centennial Pavilion, an event in the University of Santo Tomas which was attended by thousands of religious coming from many Asian and other countries who came for the Papal visit; (3) participation of Fr. Joji Inocentes and some school children in the Meeting with the Youth in UST; and (4) lead participation of 400 Tuloy kids in the send-off serenade to Pope Francis as he left the Philippines, January 15-19, 2015.
- Groundbreaking of RSF Biñan in the property donated by Ms. Corazon 'Sony' Bayion, March 07, 2015.
- Visit of Rotary International officers and presentation of the grant for the project of replicating the Aquaponics in Majayjay, Laguna. The RC officers represented RC Club of Tai Po, RC District 3620 Korea and RC Makati San Lorenzo, March 16, 2015.
- IEEI-sponsored field trip activity for all Tuloy resident-students to the Spoliarium in Sm MoA, April 01, 2015.
- Center for Aesthetic Studies, led by its owner Franck Provost, conducted 2 offerings of a haircutting course. The first offering had 10 participant-kids from Tuloy, who were each given a starter's kit, April 8-10, 2015.
- Center for Aesthetic Studies, led by its owner Franck Provost, conducts a second offering of free haircutting course to another batch of 10 Tuloy children, April 8, 11, & 13, 2015.
- Visit of Mr. Simon Casson, Regional VP of Four Seasons Hotel, April 17, 2015.
- Introduction of the new batch of ten Alain Ducasse scholars, April 20, 2015.
- Visit of the executives of Migo led by Mr. Barret Comisky, May 13, 2015.
- Philippine Dream Concert at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore for the benefit of the Performing Arts School of Tuloy. The concert was mounted by Mr. Lee Mortiboys, May 16, 2015.
- Nelyn Hatol, a Tuloy Culinary Arts Batch 3 graduate, one of Alain Ducasse scholars (batch 1), and currently working at Vask Restaurant in Taguig City, sang "I Dreamed a Dream" in a fund-raising concert in Tanglin Trust Concert in Singapore, May 16, 2015.
- Awarding by Northern Trust of its generous, high-impact grant to re-tool and upgrade the tools used in Automotive, in support of the welfare and education of children, May 19, 2015.
- Participation of Tuloy kids in the Mabuhay Football League games held in the Alabang Country Club and brought home the following nine prizes: 16 under - Champion; 14 under - 2nd Runner Up, 12 under - 2nd Place; 10 under - 3rd Place; MVP (16 under) - Jerico Anicete; Best Goalie (16 under) - Louie Boniza; Best Defender (14 under) - Alexis Pontillas and (12 under) Kenneth Alegria; and Best Promising Player (10 under) - Cyrill Saut, May 24, 2015.
- Graduation of the first batch of graduates of Tuloy-Capital One Training on Call Center Readiness at the Capital One Auditorium in Alabang, May 24, 2015.
- Visit of the officers and staff of the Philippine Army, a partner of Tuloy in setting up and re-launching of the Pinoy Batang Bayani (PBB), Year 3. The Tuloy kids performed for the Philippine Army and their guests, the officers of SM Foundation, June 26, 2015.
- The "Musicale: Cetera Tolle" continues to scale up its performance and prayer. The show has run its third of nine. Tuloy's Michael Lupaz, automotive student, was tapped as understudy of the lead male character, who suffered from dengue, September 3-9, 2015.
- Three Tuloy kids, Edmar Sumera, Benedict Sabularse, and Daniel Vallejos, participated in the 2016 Asian Grand Prix International Ballet in Honk Kong. Edmar won the silver medal and a scholarship in Elmhurst School for Dance in the UK while Benedict won 4th place and also won a special award, the Fonteyn Prize. Later in the year, Edmar & Benedict competed in the Lausanne (Switzerland) Grand Prix for Ballet, the first Filipinos to ever compete in this prestigious ballet contest, August 2016.
- The fire in Purok 13, Sitio Pag-asa gave a chance for the Tuloy kids to be good neighbors in action. They extended a helping hand to the fire victims numbering 326 families with 1,170 family members, August 13, 2016.
- Two staff members from the office of Vice President Leni Robredo came to brainstorm with Tuloy authorities on a permanent and sturdy solution to the housing problem of the recent fire victims, September 1, 2016.
- Tuloy was visited by the wives of the Chief Heads of Defense (CHOD) who were participants in a topnotch conference on security in the Philippines and the region, comprising of 21 countries, September 06, 2016.
- Tuloy was visited by the Rotary International President, Mr. Ian Risley and his lady, Ms. Juliet. It was attended by guests from Rotary Districts 3810 and 3830, September 09, 2016.
- 2nd Luenthai Football Cup, a fundraiser for the rehabilitation of the existing Tuloy Bahay Bata, was held in Angeles City with 120 teams from the National Capital Region and 5 provinces, September 24-25, 2016.
- 20 graduate students of the Australian Catholic University visited Tuloy. The students were accompanied by Gemma Cruz, theology professor at the ACU, toured Tuloy and interacted with the Tuloy kids, September 26, 2016.
- Miss Philippines-World candidates visited and were accompanied by Ms. Cory Quirino. It included a briefing by Fr. Rocky on Tuloy and a tour of the village, October 06, 2016.
- As part of its tradition of raising awareness for children's charities, Miss World 2015, Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, and Mr. World 2016, Rohl Khandelwal of India, visited Tuloy in the company of Miss World 2013, Megan Young from the Philippines, October 10, 2016.
- All roads led to Barangay Cuayan in Angeles City for the grand opening and blessing of Tuloy Bahay Bata, October 24, 2016.
- Two Tuloy Kids applied for the video selection that took place in Prix de Lausanne's office. Of the 338 candidates, they were selected among the 72 young dancers from 18 countries who would go through the next stage of the competition in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 30-February 4, 2017, October 27-30, 2016.