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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, visit their website:

For other ways to donate (bank transfer, cheque, post, PayPal, etc) visit the Donate tab above.

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.

Creating Long-Lasting Change Since 1987

Children Cared For Each Night

$ Raised for Food Hampers during Pandemic

KidsView Participants

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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, youth, families and communities 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:

  • Jackie Kerr, President
  • Cathy Nicou, Vice President
  • Yvette Escalante, Secretary
  • Mona Zabakly, Treasurer and Child Safety Officer
  • Clare Scerri, Committee Member
  • Anne Hibbert, Committee Member
  • Colin Grant, Committee Member
  • Felicia Ryan, Committee Member
  • Belinda Parker, Committee Member
  • Irma Escalante, Committee Member
  • Mary McCormick, 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.

Our Values

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

Child rights framework:

We support a child-centered framework that respects, protects and fulfills rights.

Efficiency and effectiveness:

We minimise administrative costs to ensure maximum impact.


We respect and value local decision-making and the contributions of stakeholders.

Responsiveness and flexibility:

We look for ways to be more responsive to emerging needs. We remain agile and
willing to adjust the ways in which we operate to ensure we are achieving our aims.


We seek to ensure that our organisation will continue to grow and develop in positive ways by
valuing people and processes. We respect and protect the natural environment.


We act professionally and ethically in everything we do. We are transparent and accountable to our
stakeholders, and meet our legal obligations.

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

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