Mimosastraat 43, 3551 DA Utrecht, the Netherlands inquire@filipinochildren.net

De legende van de waterdraak

Support Save Our Schools Network, #OwnVoices authors, and get a great read by purchasing De legende van de waterdraak!

Liway woont in de Filippijnen op het eiland Mindanao. Haar oma is een van de belangrijkste leiders van de Lumad, een inheemse bevolkingsgroep. Zij strijdt voor het behoud van het grondgebied van haar stam. Liway is dol op haar oma, maar ziet ook dat ze zich veel zorgen maakt. Leonie woont meer dan tienduizend kilometer ver weg, in Nederland. Leonie en Liway ontmoeten elkaar voor de eerste keer als Leonie met haar ouders tijdens de zomervakantie op het eiland is om de school van Liway te ondersteunen. Leonies oma is nog niet zo lang geleden overleden en Leonie vindt het erg fijn om met Liways oma te praten. Maar op een dag gebeurt er iets wat niemand had verwacht, zeker Leonie niet…

Liway lives in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao. Her grandmother is one of the main leaders of the Lumad, an indigenous people group. She fights to preserve her tribe’s territory. Liway adores her grandmother, but also sees that she is very worried. Leonie lives more than ten thousand kilometers away, in the Netherlands. Leonie and Liway meet for the first time when Leonie and her parents are on the island during the summer holidays to support Liway’s school. Leonie’s grandmother passed away not so long ago and Leonie really enjoys talking to Liway’s grandmother. But one day something happens that no one expected, especially Leonie…

De legende van de waterdraak is a middle grade (ages 9-12) book written by authors Isolde Boers and Ilena Saturay, and illustrated by Ilena Saturay. Inspired by the Filipino children’s book Sayaw ng Pantaron, and based on the life of Lumad leader Bai Bibyaon, Isolde Boers and Ilena Saturay wrote a story that tells about the Lumad struggle; the struggle for self-determination and education that revolves around the legend of the waterdragon and based on true stories through the adventures of two girls, Leonie and Liway.

The book began as a non-profit project in agreement with Dutch Venture Publishing. All proceeds from the sales of the book will be transferred to our partner Save Our Schools Network for paying the rent, food, transportation and school supplies for the Lumad students who remain to seek sanctuary in the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, due to militarization in their home communities.

Purchase Info

Hardcover copies are available for purchase directly from the Foundation; send us an email through inquire@filipinochildren.net to order your hardcover copy! Hardcover copies will also be sold at the book launch on 5 November 2022. Click here for more information about the book launch event.

The book is also available as hardcover, ebook and audiobook from the following online retailers:

Booklaunch of “De legende van de waterdraak”

The Foundation for Filipino Children in cooperation with Women for Filipino Women and Children (WoW) and Dutch Venture Publishing (DVP) invite you to the booklaunch of “De legende van de waterdraak” coming November 5, 2022 in Moira Exporiment, Utrecht.

The book (9-12yrs) is written by authors Isolde Boers and Ilena Saturay, and illustrated by Ilena Saturay. Inspired by the Filipino children’s book “Sayaw ng Pantaron”, and based on the life of Lumad leader Bai Bibyaon, Isolde Boers and Ilena Saturay wrote a story that tells about the Lumad struggle; the struggle for self-determination and education that revolves around the legend of the waterdragon and based on true stories through the adventures of two girls, Leonie and Liway. 

Address: Wolvenstraat 10, 3512 CH Utrecht
Time: 14:00 til 15:30

In agreement with the publisher, DVP, the bookproject emerged as a non-profit bookproject. All proceeds from the sales of the book will be transferred to our partner Save Our Schools Network for paying the rent, food, transportation and schoolsupplies for the Lumad students who remain to seek sanctuary in the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, due to militarization in their home communities.

Entrance is free.
Donations are welcome.
The event is in Dutch, but questions in English will be taken too.

“Liway lives in the Philippines, in Mindanao. her grandmother is one of the few strong leaders of the Lumad, the indigenous people in the South of the Philippines. her grandmother struggles and fights for their right or their tribe to their ancestral land. Liway loves her grandmother very much, but she also sees that her grandmother is worrying a lot.

Leonie lives more than six thousand miles away, in the Netherlands. Leonie and Liway meet each other for the first time when Leonie travels to the same island were Liway lives, joining her parents during the summer vacation, who are supporting the Lumad evacuation school. It hasn’t been long ago since Leonie’s grandmother has passed away and Leonie enjoys talking to Liway’s grandmother.

Then one day, something happens what no one expected, especially Leonie…”

Hardcover copies are available for purchase directly from the Foundation; send us an email through inquire@filipinochildren.net to order your hardcover copy! Hardcover copies will also be sold at the book launch on 5 November 2022. Click here for more information about the book launch event.

The book is also available as hardcover, ebook and audiobook from the following online retailers:

New Bataan


As partners of Save our Schools (SOS) Network where we organise projects for the benefit of the Lumad students, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and comrades of Lumad teachers Chad Booc and Jurain Ngujo II, and Lumad community health worker Elegyn Balonga. We also send our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Robert Aragon and Tirso Añar.

Last Thursday, 24 February 2022, the 10th Infantry Division (ID) and 101st Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) massacred Chad, Jurain, Elegyn and their two drivers — Robert and Tirso in New Bataan, Davao de Oro, Mindanao. According to reports, the group, now collectively known as New Bataan 5, were on their way home from visiting rural villages in southern Mindanao as part of their research work for Save our Schools Network.

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LALA, RIUS, TOPS and CHA: Bullet-Laced Dreams, 25 July 2021, Sunday

Get to converse with Lala, Rius, Tops and Cha after viewing the film on SUNDAY, 25 July 2021. Join us!!

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/bulletlaceddreams

To watch, please reserve a slot!

€5: students/unemployed €10: others

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Chricelyn Empong


18 years old, High School Graduate
Resident of Brgy. Dao, Arakan, Cotabato
Chairperson, Sabokahan Youth Women’s Organization

After the forcible closure and destruction of MISFI Academy school in Barangay White Culaman, Bukidnon by members of the AFP and local village chief in 2015, Chricelyn along with all the students and teachers evacuated in the Lumad sanctuary of UCCP Haran in Davao City. An evacuation school was then established in the sanctuary to continue their education.

In November 2018, while Chricelyn continues with her education along with other lumad children in the Bakwit school, her father, Esteban Empong, was shot dead by members of the paramilitary while he was sleeping. Esteban was a community leader and a council member of the local indigenous organization TIKULPA or Tinananon Kulamanon Lumadnong Panaghiusa. He was also one of the pioneering teachers of the first established lumad school Tribal Filipino Program for Community Development Inc. (TFPCDI) in Cotabato province by the slain Italian missionary priest, Fr. Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio, way back in 1980’s.

Last 17 July 2021, Chricelyn is one of the 11 lumad graduates in the Bakwit school. Finishing Grade 12 of online and modular learning.

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Rius Valle


National spokesperson, Save Our Schools Network
Acting Regional Director, Children’s Rehabilitation Center – Southern Mindanao
Resident of Davao City

  • Children and Indigenous Peoples (IP) rights advocate
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Community Development at the University of Southeastern Philippines in 2010
  • Tasked as the spokesperson of Save Our Schools Network since its establishment in 2012.
  • Suffered continuous harassment and intimidation through fabricated criminal cases since 2015- kidnapping and serious illegal detention, libel, illegal assembly and human trafficking cases.
  • Have been in the Bakwit school since 2017
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Kristoffer Brugada


Independent documentary filmmaker, screenwriter
Professional university lecturer

Kristoffer has over a decade of experience in Philippine local media and has led several documentary productions that have won awards from international award-giving bodies such as the George Foster Peabody Award, the New York Festivals, Japan Prize for TV, and the Asian TV Awards.

A film graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Kristoffer recently finished three documentaries, including the short documentary Bullet-Laced Dreams.

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker
Producer and Editor

Her first feature-length film NICK and Chai has competed at international fil festivals such as the International Documentary Festival Amstermam, Busan International Film Festival, and New Caledonia Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award. Cha has attended numerous film workshops and pitching for a such as Berlinale Talent Campus, Docsport Incheon, Tokyo Talents, AsiaDoc Documentary Scriptwriting Residency among many others.

A film graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute, her thesis film INTOY”S CHRISTMAS was awarded best production thesis in 2007. She recently finished her second feature-length film, REMNANTS of a REVOLUTION.

25 July 2021, Sunday: Bullet-Laced Dreams

14:00 to 16:00 (Amsterdam)
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Manila)
8:00 am to 10:00 am (Toronto) 

The Foundation for Filipino Children in cooperation with Women for Filipino Women and Children (WoW) and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – Europe Chapter (ICHRP-EU) invite you to view:

Followed by a conversation with the film makers as well as Rius and Lala from the Lumad Bakwit School

Please register before July 24, 2021 (only 90 slots available)


Donations for Entree:    €5:students/unemployed            €10:others        Additional donations are welcome!

How to send your donations:

  • For European Union or SEPA country bank holders: via a direct bank transfer (without extra cost) to:

Account name: Stg. Filippijnse Kinderen
IBAN: NL83 TRIO 0379 2148 06

  • For bank holders outside of the EU, through our PayPal account (plus 3.5% of your donation as transaction fee):

  • Please send a confirmation of your transfer via email: inquire@filipinochildren.net

Important Note: Only after receipt of your donation will your (Zoom) registration be approved.

  • Questions to our panel of speakers may be sent prior to the event; please send them to inquire@filipinochildren.net

WOW successfully raises funds for Lumad Bakwit Schools

The Women for Filipino Women and Children (WOW) rounded up its fleamarket (Ukay-Ukay) last November 29, 2020, collecting a total of three hundred seventy-nine (379.00) Euros to benefit the foundation’s campaign to Support the Lumad Bakwit Schools.

The Foundation for Filipino Children wishes to thank all who participated in the event. You may still contribute to this campaign by sending in your donation through:

  • A simple bank transfer to Triodos Bank (recommended for European Union bankholders):

Account name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen

IBAN:    NL83 TRIO 0379 2148 06

Swift code/BIC: TRIONL2U

Address: Burgemeester Patijnlaan 14, 3705CE Zeist, the Netherlands

Please indicate: “Support Lumad children”

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Invitation to an online fundraiser, 29 November 2020

Welcome to our online ukay-ukay (flea market)!

By selling all kinds of items, ranging from books to clothes to handmade soaps to jewelery to trendy bags and other accessories, we are raising money for the Lumad school children. The Lumad are from various indigenous tribes in the Philippines who need our support because they have been driven from their homeland. More information about the Lumad will be shared in the event over the next few weeks. We hope everybody will attend and find something they like! All sales happen online due to Covid-19.

This event is brought to you by Women for Filipino Women and Children in cooperation with the Foundation for Filipino Children.

Welkom op onze online ukay-ukay (vlooienmarkt)! Door allerlei spulletjes te verkopen, variërend van boeken tot kleding en handgemaakte zeepjes tot sieraden tot trendy tassen en andere accessoires, zamelen we geld in voor de Lumad schoolkinderen. De Lumad zijn een inheemse stam in de Filippijnen die onze steun nodig hebben omdat ze van hun grondgebied zijn verdreven. Meer informatie over de Lumad wordt de komende weken tijdens het evenement gedeeld. We hopen dat iedereen komt en iets vindt dat ze leuk vinden! Alle verkoop vindt online plaats ivm corona.

Dit event wordt georganiseerd door Women for Filipino Women and Children, in samenwerking met Stichting Filippijnse Kinderen.

Learn more about the Lumad:

Invitation to a Webinar

Women for Filipino Women and Children (WOW), International Women’s Alliance (IWA) – Netherlands and the Foundation for Filipino Children (Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen)

cordially invite you to a WEBINAR

Amidst DUTERTE’s “War on Drugs”: A mother’s search for justice

On 06 June 2020

3:00 pm Amsterdam, Netherlands

To get the link for Zoom, please pre-register:  HERE

6:00 am Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, California / 7:00 am Guatemala City, Guatemala / 10:00 am Buenos Aires, Argentina / 1:00 pm Dakar, Senegal / 6:00 pm Karachi, Pakistan / 9:00 pm Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines / 9:00 am EDT, Montreal, Canada and New York / 11:00 pm Melbourne, Australia / 4:00 pm Nairobi, Kenya and Amman, Jordan / 8:00 am Mexico City, Mexico / 3:00 pm Lusaka, Zambia

Llore Pasco is a strong and courageous woman. She is the mother of Juan Carlos and Crisanto Lozano, who were killed by the police on May 12, 2017. Like many other victims of Duterte’s war on drugs, Nanay (mother) Llore seeks justice for her two sons.  She is with us to share her pains as well as her hope in looking for justice, while holding on to the collective strength of other mothers and families grieving yet fighting for the loss of their loved ones.  She is here to share her story, her hope and her reason for fighting for justice.

Currently, Nanay Llore is an active leader of Rise Up for life and for rights, a network of families of victims of drug related killings and human rights violations and advocates to Stop the Killings!



Women for Filipino Women and Children, or WOW, is an organization based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is a founding member organization of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA). Among its activities is generating solidarity support for women and children in the Philippines.

International Women’s Alliance – the Netherlands:

IWA Netherlands was just organized in 2020. Among its first activities was to participate in the celebrations of International Working Women’s Day on March 7, 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands and in Amsterdam on March 8, 2020. Among its other activities is linking up with women’s organizations in the Netherlands.

Foundation for Filipino Children: Established in 1993, committed to promoting the rights and welfare of the Filipino child. It is a proud member of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP).


Rise Up for Life and for Rights is an alliance that was started to respond to the upsurge in Drug-Related Killings (or Extra-Judical Killings since all these killings are because of a state policy under Duterte’s so-called “War on Drugs”) in the Philippines. Initiated by Church and human rights advocates as well as social activists, it is envisioned as an organization of survivors/ victims/families affected by the Drug-Related Killings with the solidarity and broad support from  concerned citizens from across the country and around the world. Its secretariat is hosted by the Promotion of Church People’s Response in the Philippines.

Lumad children value their education

The mountainous countryside of Mindanao, Southern Philippines is home to the indigenous Lumad communities whose lives are constantly threatened by militarization and state-sponsored attacks. Through sheer determination and with the help of non-governmental organizations, they were able to establish their own schools for the education of Lumad children based on a homegrown curriculum that respects and promotes their indigenous rights and way of life. Today, many of these Lumad schools have been forcibly closed as nearby communities evacuate their homes to flee from continuing threats, harassment and killings.

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Thank you for your continuing support!

The Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen (Foundation for Filipino Children) wishes to thank all who have helped us raise a total of €2257.06 for the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila. Donors come from Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Canada, the USA and Australia.

Your gift made a significant difference to children like Katkat at the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila.

Life tries to go on in the Bakwit School for displaced Lumad children, but they have had to adjust to the heavy-handed military quarantine in Luzon.

“Food and other resources are a serious challenge in this time of enhanced quarantine since we can’t leave the premises”, Bakwit School teachers worry for the next few weeks and months with the enhanced quarantine that could cut off resources for the students.

We know that times are becoming difficult with much of the world experiencing fear, anxiety, and social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of experience is an everyday reality for many Filipinos, especially these Lumad students.

But amidst all these, we are reassured, more than ever, that it is the people’s collective movement that will defeat not just this virus but social inequality and injustices!

Give today.

We hope that you and your family keep safe in the coming days. It is through social solidarity, and not isolation that we all keep safe.

With gratitude, and solidarity,

Angie, Consie and Lyn

Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen

P.S. Every small donation counts. Please give the gift of social solidarity in these trying times.


Covid-19 pandemic affects life in Bakwit School

Reference: Rius Valle, Spokesperson, SOS Network, +639276995817

Life tries to go on inside the “Bakwit School” of the displaced Lumad children inside UP Diliman, but they, too, had to adjust to the enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon.

A “no visitor policy” was implemented by the university and college administrators in the Bakwit School.

But in the bakwit community, activities still abound for some 100 school children.

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Lumad day visit: Happy Bonding Moments

27 DECEMBER, Philippines – Lyn and Consie, officers of the Foundation for Filipino Children (Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen), visited the Lumad kids in UP Diliman, Quezon City. These children are the foundation’s beneficiary for its project, Support Lumad Bakwit Schools. 

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Meet Angel May and Bandam

The Bakwit School 2019 – 2020

For the Lumad, it takes a village to raise a child and a movement to build schools.

In most far-flung communities of indigenous people, learning is a painstaking process. For a long time, the Philippine government has abandoned its responsibility in making education accessible for Lumad communities leaving them with no option but to walk for several hours just to get to the nearest public school.

But because of their eagerness to learn and develop their rich culture and tradition, Lumad communities persevered to establish their own learning institutions and programs with the help of faith-based groups and cause-oriented organizations. Their school curriculum is grounded on their culture and way of life that reflects their deep sense of identity as Lumad.

In response to the escalating human rights violations, the Save Our Schools (SOS) Network launched last year the Lumad Bakwit School in Metro Manila as part of the campaign to highlight the issue of military attacks on Lumad schools while ensuring the continuity of the operation of Lumad community schools even in evacuation centers.

This school year, some seventy-two (72) students are again in Metro Manila, Bandam and Angel May only two among them. Follow their stories and help the Foundation for Filipino Children in amplifying their calls and advocacies!

The success of this work is only made possible through the help of people like you. This year, the fight of the Lumad for their right to education, land, and self-determination continues.

Let us all be part of the movement to build and support the Lumad Bakwit School!

Learn more and Donate

Swiss volunteer group urges reopening of Lumad schools

This article originally appeared on https://www.mindanews.com/, by Brady Eviota. It is reposted here, with no affiliation.

For Monika Baumann, it feels like their 28 years of work to uplift the plight of Lumads, or the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, was going the drain.

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Lumad children join the commemoration of Bonifacio Day in Manila

Lumad children from the Save our Schools Network joined the November 30 Bonifacio day protest rally. They have been in Manila since July this year and staying in the Lumad Bakwit school, an evacuation school for them, as they’re forced to seek refuge in the main capital due to intensified militarization in their communities.

Indigenous, urban poor kids form ‘human tree’ to promote climate justice

Reposted from GMA News Online

Children from various indigenous and urban poor communities on Wednesday participated in a human formation of a tree in Quezon City to promote climate justice.

In observance of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, different groups organized the Children for Climate Justice event at the Sunken Garden in UP Diliman.

The activity aimed to provide a venue for children and youth to express their concern and grievances over the violations on their rights, as well as the threats against the environment.

Children’s group Salinlahi’s secretary-general Eule Bonganay said the human formation activity is to give light to “environmental plunder.”

“Such include the intention to exploit the rich natural resources of Mindanao’s Pantaron Range through submitting it to big mining companies,” he said in a statement.

Due to this, the Lumad and nearby communities will consequently vanish, Bonganay added.

He also cited the Kaliwa Dam project as an example of environmental plunder, saying it will harm the Dumagat and other nearby IP communities.

Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia  (ARCSEA) President Libertad Dipon said the event provided an opportunity for children to exercise their rights and participate in issues that are important to their sector.

“They were able to call for states, including the Philippines, to declare a climate emergency that would expedite a comprehensive climate adaptation and resiliency package—which will provide long-term ecosystems protection and restoration, disaster risk reduction, and economic and social protection—and to address the human rights implications of the climate crisis,” he said.

The Children for Climate Justice was led by the Save our Schools Network with its member organizations and collaborators Salinlahi, Climate Strike Diliman, Sandiwa Network of Advocates for National Minority Rights, Climate Change Network of Community-Based Initiatives (CCNCI), and ARCSEA. — Joviland Rita/BM, GMA News

Children for Climate Justice (C4CJ)

Reposted from Save our Schools Network FB Page

The 30th anniversary of UNCRC this November creates a momentum for the international community to step up its efforts to eliminate all the threats to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive including one of the most urgent, climate change. Children along with marginalized sectors, though part of the least contributor to climate change, will bear the greatest burden of its impact.

Last September, we have witnessed the thousands of children and youth from all over the globe who filled the streets to demand actions to avert climate crisis. We can even find thousands of Greta Thunberg among the ranks of Filipino children and youth, especially the indigenous people, who lead the fight against plunder of resources and environment as well as its consequent human rights abuses.

Hence, the Save Our Schools Network together with its member organizations in collaboration with the Climate Strike Diliman, Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Sandiwa Network of Advocates for National Minority Rights, Climate Change Network of Community-Based Initiatives (CCNCI) and the Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia (ARCSEA) will spearhead the Children for Climate Justice (C4CJ) during the observance of the 30th anniversary of UNCRC on November 20, 2019.

Thousands of children from Metro Manila are expected to join the event along with different children’s rights groups, institutions, schools, churches, youth organizations, students and fellow advocates all over the country. The activity will be graced by the participation of Lumad children from Mindanao who are now holding Bakwit School in Metro Manila and other Indigenous People Children here in the Philippines.

Children’s Festival 2014, the Hague, Netherlands

Please scroll down for the English version

U bent van harte uitgenodigd voor een gezellige middag vol Koerdische en Filipijnse cultuur: muziek, dans, onderling plezier, eten en leuke spelletjes! We gaan tijdens de middag – op de plek waar wij nú thuis zijn – ook met elkaar informatie uitwisselen over de situatie van de kinderen die opgroeien in de Filipijnse en Koerdische leefgemeenschappen waar wij vandaan komen.

Op 28 september 2014, 12:00 – 18:00

Waar: Koerdische Arbeiders Vereniging, Radarstraat 23, 2525, Den Haag

We hopen met deze bijeenkomst juist voor díe kinderen – slachtoffers van oorlogen, conflicten, natuurrampen in Koerdistan en in de Filippijnen – méér steun mogelijk te maken. De ontvangen inkomsten gaan direct naar onze respectievelijke partnerorganisaties ter uitbreiding van hun werk ter plekke (psychosociale opvang en therapie, pedagogische en educatieve ondersteuning, activiteiten en trainingen voor capaciteitsontwikkeling).

Kom het met ons meebeleven!
Onze wortels verkennen en op vrede hopen!
Op weg naar een betere toekomst!

Toegangs-/solidariteitskaartjes zijn verkrijgbaar voor 5 euro per stuk.
Etensbonnen kosten 4 euro per stuk. U kunt daarmee kiezen uit 5 soorten Filipijns of Koerdisch eten.

(Extra) Donaties zijn ook van harte welkom! U kunt uw bijdrage overmaken op:
IBAN: NL98INGB0004278866
Ten name van: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen
Onder vermelding van: KF Children’s Festival

Voor meer informatie, of kaartjes te reserveren, e-mail (inquire@filipinochildren.net) of bel gerust: +316-30911756 (Angie)

ENGLISH version

You are invited to experience Kurdish and Filipino cultures in an afternoon of music, dance, fun, food and games! Learn about the situation of our children back in our home communities as we come together here in our second home:

WHEN: 28 September 2014, 12:00 – 18:00

WHERE: Koerdische Arbeiders Vereniging, Radarstraat 23, 2525, Den Haag

Through this gathering, we also wish to raise support for children victims of war, conflict as well as natural disasters in the Philippines and in Kurdistan. Proceeds from this activity will be sent to the organizers’ respective partner organizations to support their work (psycho-social debriefing and therapy of children victims, educational assistance, capacity- building activities/trainings, etc.).

Entry/Solidarity tickets are available for 5 Euros each;
Food tickets for 4 Euros each, choose 5 kinds of Filipino or Kurdish to go into your plate

(Additional) Donations are most welcome! Be a sponsor for a minimal amount of 50 Euros, inclusive of 1 solidarity ticket and 1 food ticket.

IBAN: NL98INGB0004278866     Account name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen
Omschrijving: “KF Kid’s Fest” + (number of tickets) OR (“Sponsor”)

For more information and ticket reservations, please send us a message through email (inquire@filipinochildren.net) OR give us a call:  +316-30911756 (Angie)


Gates open at 12:00 noon

> Face painting, games, etc.
> Filipino and Kurdish Food, information and products market (open during the whole event)
> Registration for the workshops (op is op!)

13:00 to 14:30: Workshops (children to choose one among)

  • Muziek (Kurdish rhythm and Filipino songs)
  • Games (Kurdish and Filipino games)
  • Painting “Hope and Peace”

Special workshop for the youth: Dance

14:30 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 18:00: Cultural Presentations and messages

  • Presentations from each workshop group
  • Special song and dance numbers from various Filipino and Kurdish artists and migrants/refugees
  • Closing Ceremony

International Federation of Free Women and Stichting Helin, SAMAKA-NL, Pinay sa Holland, Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen

For the benefit of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center and Salinlahi (Philippines) and Göç Vakfı and Stichting Migratie (Diyarbakir, Turkije)

Kyle’s Walk of the World Collection as of 31 August 2014

As of 31 August 2014, the total amount collected for the Hand for an Orphan project of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center has reached €1640 (Euros), CHF 200 (Swiss francs) and PhP 1790 (Philippine pesos).

Thank you very much!!!

Kyle’s Walk of the World 2014 (Final) edition: 18 July 2014, Fourth Day Report


Kyle walked through the Via Gladiola, completing the 160 kms 4-day walk at 3:30 in the extremely warm Friday afternoon of 18th July, so he could collect support for orphans in the Philippines.

He is one of the 39,910 participants who earned their corresponding Vierdaagse Kruis (Four days’ cross) — in his case, his fifth and final one. The last day of the 98th edition of the Vierdaagse Nijmegen (Four Days’ Walk of Nijmegen) was the warmest ever recorded. Measurements of body temperatures of some paricipants reached beyond 39 degreees celsius! Kyle also felt that this was his most difficult day since he joined the walk in 2009. He experienced for the first time “asphalt legs” — first degree burns behind his calves up to the lower back portion of his thighs.

Fortunately, after quenching his dry throat with some cold soda and water, and enjoying a refreshing shower at our foster home – he was able to recover his strength, enough to take our train trip back to Utrecht.

You may still send your sponsorship through the official 4daagse sponsor site (until 22 July, not 18 July as earlier announced):


OR through our bank account:

Account Name: Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen
IBAN: NL98INGB0004278866


OR through Paypal (through the DONATE button at the left-hand column of this page)

Once more, thank you to those who share Kyle’s cause! Together, we can always bring hope and healing to the orphans of human rights violations in the Philippines.