“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various form.”
1 Peter 4:10
YOUTH SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
Poverty is a perennial problem in the world. In the Philippines, at least 21 million falls on the poverty line.
But, studies showed that poverty incidence drops to 2.4% in a household with at least one college graduate making EDUCATION A 98% POVERTY REDUCTION INDICATOR.
A tangible response in the spirit of charity, Caritas Manila breaks the chains of poverty through the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).
For more than six decades, YSLEP provided college education for the poor, underprivileged but deserving youth equipping them with leadership and Christian values formation.
YSLEP Module three-point action:
YSLEP is not just a scholarship program but a leadership formation program. We hone servant leaders imbued with self-discipline, moral integrity and social responsibility.
1. Leadership engagement
2. Holistic formation
3. Academic excellence
• 100% of our partners are active servant leaders in their Church or community.
• 100% youth servant leaders finish college
• 100% of our partners are employed or have become an entrepreneur 6 months after graduation.
Caritas Damayan is the preventive health and disaster management program of Caritas Manila. Damayan provides emergency assistance for 50,000-100,000 families every year.
“Damayan” stands for compassion and putting faith in action.
We unite volunteers and donors to deliver preventive healthcare services, crisis intervention, emergency response and disaster recovery and rehabilitation.
Alternative livelihood assistance
• Food and cash for work
• Micro-finance cooperative and social enterprise
Post-disaster redevelopment planning
• Post-disaster needs assessment and post-disaster health system approach
Activation of disaster and health teams
• Assess basic survival needs
• Physical first aid response
• Medical mission
• Soup kitchen
• Psychosocial support
Parish and community-based disaster risk reduction and management
• Hazard mapping
• Vulnerability and capacity assessment
• Evacuation and contingency planning
Emergency first responder management training
• Pre and post-disaster needs assessment
• Basic physical first aid
• Psychosocial support first aid and sphere minimum standards on disaster affected community
Preventive and promotive health
• Community health education
• Caritas HAPAG-ASA (Table for Hope) feeding program
• Basic health support services
• Caritas preventive health centers
Community-based participatory health promotion
• Community health risk assessment and mapping
• Community-based disaster mental health and psychosocial support training program
• Maternal and child health care
• Integrated management on childhood and adult illnesses
• Responsible parenthood and natural family planning
• Oral health education
• WASH promotion
• Health education on social vices and alternative health
Sanlakbay para sa Pagbabagong Buhay is a parish community-based rehabilitation program that aims to transform lives, restore human dignity, and reintegrate drug dependents into their communities.
It is a pastoral accompaniment program for drug dependents toward healing, recovery, and restoration. It was launched on October 21, 2016, in response to the Philippine government’s war against illegal drugs.
During the rehabilitation program, enrolled drug dependents, called, “kalakbay,” undergo spiritual and values formation, one-on-one, and group counseling sessions, skills training, and livelihood opportunities, and sports, arts, and culture development.
The program is currently being implemented in 12 parish-community in the Archdiocese of Manila.
Sanlakbay is in partnership with the government (PDEA, DOH, LGU, DILG, PNP) and private sectors (Ateneo Center for Family Ministries, UST Graduate School Pyscho-Trauma Clinic).
Restorative Justice Ministry
An answer to Jesus’s call to visit those in prison.
The Restorative Justice Ministry provides values formation, paralegal assistance, counseling and healing of victims, livelihood, and aftercare.
RJ volunteers and ministers regularly conduct visits for the pastoral care of inmates to aid their conversion, restoration, and transformation. Under this ministry, RJ provides training, social conscientization, and awareness sessions for accused individuals in community or police station cells.
The Aftercare program, on the other hand, gives released prisoners assistance in looking for livelihood opportunities in their communities. RJ accompanies them through the tough phase of reintegration and acceptance.
Segunda Mana is the donations in-kind program of Caritas Manila to help the poor help themselves.
It is a social enterprise that collects in-kind donations. These donations are converted to cash in our Charity Outlets in order to sustain our triple bottom line development programs:
- Fund over 5000 voc/tech and college scholars nationwide under our Youth Servant Leadership & Education Program
- Support the livelihood of over 300 micro entrepreneurs and their families from informal sectors like BASECO and Payatas
- Strongly promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Principles and foundations
- Is stewardship as a way of life
- Is responsibility to develop God’s gifts for the common good
- Is the sharing of time, talent, and treasure
- Is pro- environment
- Advocates the culture of recycling and order
- Believes in the universal destination of goods
- Is a crusade against wastage and irresponsible accumulation of goods
- Is strengthened by the spirit of volunteerism
- Provides cheap and usable goods
- Use 100% donated goods
- Charity Outlet stores
- Segunda Mana boxes
Donate in kind
Segunda Mana is inspired by the spirituality of stewardship. As a way of life, stewardship challenges all of us to serve others using the gifts we have received. Since everything we have comes from God, our attitude must not only consist of gratitude but also of a deep sense responsibility especially for those who are most in need.
What can you donate?
Giving usually means sharing what is precious to us. But with Segunda Mana, you can help by giving what you don’t need anymore, because what is no longer useful to you may still be valuable to others. Segunda Mana allows you to free up space in the workplace or home while helping those most in need at the same time.
Segunda Mana accepts the following items:
- OLD ITEMS that can still be used
- USED ITEMS that still have value
- NEW ITEMS
- OLD STOCKS and NON-MOVING INVENTORIES
For inquiries and for scheduling of pick-up of the items you want to donate, you may call us at (632) 8562-0020 to 25, 8563-9311, 8564-0205 or email us at [email protected].
Request for pick up schedules are on a “first-come, first-serve basis” and dependent on location as well as previously received requests. Our staff will contact you by phone or text once a schedule is available. Please ensure that items for donation are packed and ready before filling your request. We do not itemize in-kind donations and thus cannot return specific items that were erroneously given. Please provide the necessary gate pass if required.
For the Certificate of Donation, we can only provide it to companies or businesses who donated a part of their assets for their tax benefits. Those who would like to get a Certificate of Donation, on top of the official receipt, please indicate your TIN (Tax Identification Number) and registered address in the “special instructions field.”