IT Tender empowers children in Metro Manila, Philippines to become educated and responsible leaders in their community. This is accomplished through educational programs and community-based initiatives which create lasting transformations in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of each child. The result is sustainable health and wholeness in the community.
IT Tender provides education for “street children” and their families. Programs range from early childhood and pre-school through to tutoring for out-of-school youth preparing for high school equivalency exams. Run-aways and children addicted to solvents also find welcome and community here, along with wise counsel and mentoring. The goal is that children and families become Christ-centered, responsible, and self-sustaining.read more →
IT Tender Programs
1SMART KidsAn early childhood education center for toddlers ages 1-3. Mothers actively participate as their children experience stimulating play, early learning, and proper nutrition.
2Simula Learning Center (Preschool)A preschool for children ages 4-6. Simula means “Beginning” in Tagalog. Students learn basic literacy and numeracy in preparation for elementary school.
3Sponsor-A-Child-NowA sponsorship program currently sending over 40 children to local elementary and high schools. Clients are carefully selected based on case studies of families without the capacity to send their children to school. The sponsorship provides daily transportation to school, lunches, and school supplies. Beyond this, the program is holistic in offering families medical support, livelihood trainings, and developmental programs like annual family camps, field trips, counselling, bible studies, and more. For just $20 monthly you can send a child to school and provide developmental programs for the entire family.
4Alternative Learning SystemTutoring out-of-school youth and adults to pass a high school equivalency exam. Graduates are then referred to organizations with job opportunities or technical schools that offer scholarships for ALS exam passers.
5Night LifeA drop-in style program for the most at risk children and youth in the area. In this “safe space” kids are able to have fun together, develop healthier relational habits, enjoy meals and even make use of the shower facilities. The new ‘Sing, Spell, Read, and Write’ curriculum also uses interactive and fun activities to improve literacy.
6Send a Teacher to SchoolWe’re raising $10,000 for 3 of our staff to complete their degrees in education and social work.This investment will enable IT Tender to help even more children complete their education and become change agents in their community.
- 20 Apr 2017Urgent Need for Relief Kits for 50 Families Who Lost Their Homes in FireThe last thing I expected when I arrived at work Wednesday morning was to see the community behind our center covered in flames and thick smoke. That was the horrifying s...
- 11 Apr 2017IT Tender 6-Month Report (July-Dec 2016)Click here to check out IT Tender’s latest 6-month report. Thank you for all your support and prayers! John Coffey Director of IT Tender…...
- 14 Dec 2016Our Dream of a White Christmas Came TrueEvery year the street children count down the days until IT Tender’s annual Christmas party. In fact, for many of them it’s even more memorable and exciting t...