Child Welfare

Bantay Bata Helpline

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Overview

The Story

Bantay Bata Helpline 163, the pioneering Child Helpline in the Philippines dedicated to safeguarding children's lives. With your support, we aim to create a child-safe Philippines where child welfare, mental health, and child safety are our priorities. As a member of Child Helpline International, our impact extends globally, championing the rights of children in need.

Did you know that "8 out of 10 Filipino children experience some form of violence in their lifetime?" This unsettling statistic demands immediate action. By addressing child abuse and promoting child welfare, we can make a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable children. We can provide the support and resources they need to overcome their traumatic experiences and build a brighter future.

Launched in February 14, 1997 as a helpline, Bantay Bata has broadened its scope and has helped thousands of children whether through calls and counseling, or medical assistance and housing/reintegration.

Scholarships granted
6,981+
Education granted worldwide
14M+
Scholarships granted
6,981+
  • Over 70,000 children for medical assistance under Bantay Kalusugan
  • Over 7,000 scholars with Bantay Edukasyon * 2004: A Children’s Village (CV) in Bulacan was opened, and it currently houses over 100 abandoned and street children
  • 2019: Over 25,000 individuals trained via Capacity Building Initiatives
  • 2019: Partnership with Child Helpline International (CHI) for the first International Convention in the Philippines for the “ACT TO EVAC CAMPAIGN” or Advocate, Collaborate, and Train to End Violence Against Children

Challenge

To achieve our mission, we face significant challenges, such as securing sustainable funding, navigating government relations, and reaching the children who need our help the most. We rely on the generosity of donors like you to overcome these obstacles and ensure the continuity of our life-changing programs. By joining hands, we can create lasting change for children and pave the way for a safer society.

Solutions

We design our comprehensive programs to address the urgent needs of distressed children. Through Bantay Bata Helpline 163, our licensed social workers respond to reports of abuse and connect children with appropriate agencies. We provide guidance, counseling, and psychological first aid to help them heal and regain their self-worth. Our free psychological counseling sessions offer an hour of talk therapy to those in need. Together, we can uplift children, nurturing their mental health and ensuring their safety.

Impact of Your Donation (How Your Donation Will Be Used)

Your donation holds the power to transform lives. You become an agent of change by contributing to Bantay Bata Helpline 163. Your support enables us to rescue and safeguard abused children, provide educational opportunities through scholarship grants, offer life-saving medical assistance, and extend outreach programs that benefit families and local communities. Together, we can make a lasting impact, creating a brighter future for children and empowering them to break the cycle of violence.

Join us in making a difference. Your support is vital in protecting children's lives in the Philippines. Whether you drive a financial contribution, volunteer your time, or spread awareness about our cause, every action counts. Together, we can ensure a brighter and safer future for Filipino children. Take action today and be a hero in a child's life.