“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind!” – Swiss Philosopher, poet and critic Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Philippines – Aquaponics at Tuloy Foundation School

The Tuloy Foundation is a Philippine based non-governmental, not for profit organization run by Father Rocky for marginalised children from the streets providing them with residential care.  Founded in 1993 it has an amazing story and track record having started with 12 street kids and expanded to accommodate 1000 children with high quality training facilities.

It offers these street children complete rehabilitation with a comprehensive approach, to ensure a gradual, balanced and systematic approach for growth and development.  Also provided are food, clothing, shelter, medical and dental services, values formation, recreation.

The education sectors consists of Automotive servicing, refrigeration and aircon servicing, building wiring installation, baking, computer hardware servicing, basic arc welding, culinary arts, dress making. The street children are provided with a dignified environment from which to reintegrate into society and to hold good jobs and to help with their families to get out of poverty.

What we did

-To help with its sustainability, FRS funded a self sustaining Aquaponics project.

-This Aquaponics project spans over 2500 sq. meters and provides the residents with fresh vegetables and fish.  Surplus are sold for extra income.

– The project is looked after by the students themselves. Being in the school compound, it beautifies the surroundings very well, and creates an invaluable impact on students’ involvement as well as to raise awareness on its importance amongst visitors in protecting the environment.

-This project has already progressed to be a centre for know-how transfer as a space efficient and effective agricultural method.

 

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