What is Childhope Asia?
CHILDHOPE is an international, non-profit, non-political,
non-sectarian organization whose principal purpose is to advocate
for the cause of street children throughout the world. It works
toward the liberation of the child from the suffering caused by
working and living on the street.
There are millions of impoverished children on the street in the
world. In different countries, there are various alternatives for
street children but these initiatives are limited. The role of
CHILDHOPE is to act as a facilitator among the different
organizations and bring them together and work with them in
defending the rights of the street children.
CHILDHOPE believes the world community-local, state, and national-if
challenged, can and will answer out a sense of justice and
compassion with a resounding 'WE DO CARE".
CHILDHOPE was founded in 1986 by individuals from children's
agencies who saw the need for an international effort specifically
on behalf of street children. Its Board of Directors included
representatives from international children's agencies and
individuals who work directly with street children.
CHILDHOPE Regional Office for Asia was established in July 1989
after the First Regional Conference of Street Children in Asia held
n Manila in May 1989. Participants in the conference recognized
CHILDHOPE as the organization that will initiate networking and
collaboration among the different agencies working for street
children in the Southeast Asian region. In 1991, it started to
respond to requests for information and technical assistance from
In 1995, CHILDHOPE officially became CHILDHOPE ASIA PHILIPPINES,
Inc. as registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission.