Leadership Capacity Development - Philippines

To provide administration and operational leadership to support the activities and projects of Hope for the Nations Philippines

Children are the most affected by poverty, putting them at risk of sex trafficking, abuse, child labor, poor health & malnutrition. It hinders their physical, psychological, social and emotional development and their education opportunities. It damages their chances in life and ultimately our society. 

According to the World Bank (2012), 25.2% of the Philippines 97.6 million population is below the poverty line

The goal of Hope for the Nations Philippines is to break the cycle of poverty through good nutrition, education, health care and sustainable enterprises while showing them God's love and mercy.

To carry out this goal, HOPE has established Leadership Capacity Development to provide administration and operational leadership to run our programs in the Philippines.

Fundraiser Updates

  • After 12 months of planning, we finally opened the first Pathway to Life Schoolhouse in one of the squatters' areas of Davao City on August 1, 2017. This innovative school is really a leadership training center that adopts homeschooling style of education where students learn at their own pace based on their learning style, traits and giftedness. This is also unique because aside from teaching them the required academic curriculum, we offer modules in the basics of public administration, governance, peace building, economics, accounting, law, environment, sustainability, public speaking, technical writing, arts and entrepreneurship, to name a few.  With 22 students in our pilot batch, our vision is to see them take positions of leadership in the public and private sectors in the new future and become strong advocates for the poor. Our vision for the school is to see Pathway to Life Schoolhouses in different slums in the Philippines, raising leaders who have a deep love for God and for Philippines and a passion to serve.

    To learn more, please check out this video.

  • We are committed!!!!  This is the bird's eyeview picture of our showroom that we are in the process of completing.  Our plan is to have this open to the public no later than February 28th. Stay tuned!

    At the heart of organic Garden of Hope is helping poor communities grow their own organic food, live healthier lives and make a living out of what they reap.  

  • Today, we had our first “for sale” harvest and it was exciting for us, especially for our Livelihood Director, Benjie Gabriel, to see how much one vegetable container yields. We are in the process of organizing and finishing our “Garden of Hope Showroom” where we can invite to the families of the children at risk we serve and other guests who are interested in this livelihood program. Our plan is to start the training next month when the showroom is open to the public.

    At the heart of Organic Garden of Hope is helping poor communities establish space efficient, sustainable organic gardens where anyone can grow food, live a healthier life and make a livelihood out of it.


    January 24, 2014

  • One of the joys of serving God is being able to see the impact of what you do for the least in one of the depressed communities in Davao. We started Voices of Hope Davao 2 months ago, and practiced since towards putting up the mini concert we had on Friday, December 12, for our kids in the HFTN program and their parents.

    My dream for them, however, is beyond this season. I want to use music as a way to help them process what they are going through as ?#‎childrenatrisk?and help them broaden their perspective about life.

    Like any other art, practice (and more practice) is imperative to perfect your craft. I am committed to train them musically so that we can show them to the world, and they in turn can see that there is life with lots of opportunities outside their own community. We just need to give them a chance to see the outside world.

    Thank you Brendan-Dayang Gomez Nadayag for providing us with a brand new keyboard 2 months ago. Without it, it would have been hard to train a choir.

    Thank you to all our prayer partners! Without your prayers, we would have been doing this with our own strength. I wished you were there to see them and feel their excitement as they waited in anticipation to share what they have been working on for the last 2 months.

    December 14, 2014

  • GARDEN OF HOPE.... once a dream, now a reality!

    If you visit Hope for the Nations (HFTN) Philippines' center called "Hope House" in Agdao nowadays, you will notice seedlings of green leafy and fruit-bearing veggies plus herbs growing side by side in recycled plastic containers outside the main meeting room. What was once a challenge with growing herbs and vegetables, our center in Davao is now a model of "innovative gardening in limited spaces" to one of the poorest communities in the city. In spite of the limitations and challenges that an inner-city like Agdao has, HFTN's container gardens will be a “garden of hope” for people who need it badly.

    We used recycled juice and water plastic bottles and jugs as containers. What we normally throw in the garbage like vegetables & fruit peelings, bones, leftover food, etc. will be used to make pesticides and fertilizer. Everything is made by hand and it's low cost. In 2 to 3 months, we can harvest already.

    Our VISION is to teach the community the technology and encourage them to work together as families or as neighbors so that they too can have a healthier tomorrow and even an additional source of income, if they decide to sell some of their harvest.

    Hats off to my staff Benjie Gabriel for dreaming, planning and making this happen and to Hernan Cabatac for assisting! A big Thank You to some of the children in our program who came to help paint risers, preparing them for the container gardens. Thank you to Amelia Ada Bucog, our Communications Director, for the full article on this project.

    For more information or to find out how you can support this program financially, please contact me at tancho.baes@hftnph.org or write me a private message on Facebook. We would love to hear from you.

    Thanks for stopping by. God bless you!

    October 2014

  • This is my story of how seeing the egregious devastation left by super typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) that hit the Philippines on November 18, 2014 changed my life forever when I did volunteer work in Tacloban last January. This led me to give up my career in accounting and software sales to work with the urban poor in the Philippines, particularly with the children at risk, under Hope for the Nations.

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