Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia (BTPA) – Working towards a world where every child's rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
(+61) 0403 117 923 clare@btpa.org.au
Play Club

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia

Bahay Tuluyan is a children’s rights organisation based in the Philippines.

Bahay Tuluyan’s programs and services are aimed at preventing and responding to abuse and violence against children in the Philippines. They work in three areas in the Philippines; Manila, Laguna and Quezon, delivering social services and programs on the street, in communities and within its centers.

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia (BTPA) was established primarily to support the work of Bahay Tuluyan.

For more information about Bahay Tuluyan:

Our Vision

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia (BTPA) is committed to building a compassionate global community where every child’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Saving Lives & Building Families Since 1987

Children Placed

$ Raised

Homes Built

Our History

Founded in 1987, Bahay Tuluyan is a recognised non-government organisation that works with vulnerable children in the Philippines. Australian, Catherine Scerri, has been living in the Philippines and working with Bahay Tuluyan since 2003. She saw the enormous need in the community and put out a call to her family and friends in Australia for support.

BTPA was established to provide an Australian partner for the work of Bahay Tuluyan.

BTPA is now a tax registered incorporation based in Victoria, Australia. Every year we send thousands of dollars to help Bahay Tuluyan with their work in the Philippines. In addition, BTPA runs KidsView Conferences and Incursions in Australia, inspiring students to do what they can for a socially just world.

We are proud to be run entirely by volunteers, with almost no administrative costs and high levels of reporting and accountability. The impact of our fundraising efforts has changed hundreds of lives for the better.

Our Mission

BTPA is a children’s rights organisation providing opportunities for Australians to make lasting change towards a socially just world and building the capacity of our partner organisation in the Philippines, Bahay Tuluyan, to work with children living in poverty. We do this through education, advocacy, volunteering and sustainable development programs.

Our Committee

BTPA has a dedicated team of volunteers on the committee who work towards achieving our mission.

The current committee is:

  • Belinda Parker, President
  • Jackie Kerr, Vice President
  • Stephanie Szkilnik, Secretary
  • Mona Zabakly, Treasurer
  • Clare Scerri, Committee Member
  • Mara Luciani, Committee Member
  • Cathy Nicou, Committee Member

Our Goals

Have 15,000 people participate in advocacy events run by or involving BTPA and to inspire or support 1,000 people to take action to create a socially just world.

Build the capacity of Bahay Tuluyan to empower and support 20% more children through its programs and increase by 20% our financial, material and human resource support of BT, with an emphasis on self-reliance projects.

Develop processes and structures to strengthen and diversify Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia and our partnership with Bahay Tuluyan into the future.

Latest News

COVID-Response

COVID-Response

Dear BTPA  Greetings from Bahay Tuluyan, still in quarantine! Just wanted to give you another update about where things are at in relation to...

read more
COVID-19 Impact at BT

COVID-19 Impact at BT

The Philippines have been in lock down for over two weeks, which has a significant impact on families who live day to day and can no longer work. In...

read more
KidsView and Dinner Cancelled

KidsView and Dinner Cancelled

In light of the serious situation with the Coronavirus we need to cancel KidsView and BTPA's dinner at this time. Catherine and our Filipino...

read more
Dinner Date Confirmed

Dinner Date Confirmed

We will host our annual dinner on Friday 15th May, 2020. It will be held at L'Unica in Carlton. We have a team of volunteers who have offered to...

read more

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia has a tireless volunteer committee.
It's our committee's dedication that ensures BTPA achieves its mission.
We are always open to applications for new committee members!

21 Cooper St, Essendon 3040

Call Us: (+61) 0403 117 923