Tuloy Through the Years
Fr. Rocky G. Evangelista, SDB and ten lay volunteers begin Tuloy in a 40-sqm room in the St. John Bosco Parish Compound in Makati with 12 children.
Hawaii-based Consuelo Foundation, Inc. partners with Tuloy to build Tuloy Center, a three-story residence for 130 children in Makati.
Tuloy Foundation, Inc. is incorporated and registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission, and thereafter receives tax-exempt status as a donee institution from the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Tuloy’s school building for up to 230 students opens in Makati with funding from the Philippine Stock Exchange Foundation and Consuelo Foundation.
Tuloy sa Don Bosco School receives approval from the Department of Education for a non-formal work-oriented curriculum designed to meet the needs of street children. Tuloy’s own children become the school’s first students.
Tuloy Foundation, Inc. receives from a Good Shepherd sister a donation of 4.7 hectares of land in Majayjay, Laguna, some 120 miles south of Makati.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development awards Tuloy a 50-year lease (renewable for another 50 years) on 4.5 hectares of land in Alabang, Muntinlupa City for a street children village for up to 1,000 kids.
Tuloy commences a project to put up the Tuloy Oasis Campsite & Nature Therapy Center in Majayjay, Laguna with a grant from Japan-based CASPAR Foundation to build two concrete dorms.
The first residential house for 30 children in Alabang is inaugurated under the sponsorship of Caltex Philippines Inc.
Consuelo Foundation Inc. funds construction of the Tuloy sa Don Bosco School building and two workshops for vocation and technical programs inside the village.
The Tuloy village in Alabang consisting of six houses welcomes its first 132 residents, including its first batch of 13 girls
Tuloy sa Don Bosco School commences its first year with 350 enrollees across four levels in Basic Education and three vocational programs (Electrical, Automotive, and Ref & Aircon Technology).
Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurates the Tuloy Street Children Village in Alabang.
63 students, 31 in Basic Education and 32 in Vocational/Technical programs, become Tuloy’s first graduates in Alabang.
Fr. Pascual Chavez Villanueva, Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, visits the children of Tuloy and leads groundbreaking rites for the chapel to be constructed inside the village.
Manos Unidas of Spain approves a grant for two residential houses in the village.
Four religious sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Infant Jesus join Tuloy to care for its 40 female residents and to attend to the wellness of all residents.
Tuloy launches its English campaign. English becomes the spoken language in the classroom, in campus, and in the residences.
Tuloy’s student population elect their leaders for the first time. Servant leadership is the theme of this ordinarily political exercise.
Tuloy children perform at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with young, world-renowned violinists and singers in a benefit concert.
The tenth house is completed. The village is now capable of accommodating up to 300 children.
Tuloy hosts its 3rd KAP (“Kapatiran at Paligsahan” or “Brotherhood & Competition”) since moving to Alabang, giving about 1,000 children from 30 centers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces the venue to interact in dance, sports, games, and cultural presentations. KAP is an activity of Tuloy volunteers.
A Tuloy child lays the last brick on a column of the chapel in the dedication ceremony for the Chapel of the Forgiving Lord. Benefactors led by the late Engr. Jose Apostol helped build the chapel in the village.
Consuelo Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Philippines with other NGO partners in the Tuloy Street Children Village.
Four Tuloy footballers are chosen to join the Philippine team to represent the country in the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. The country’s participation in the HWC is a first. Jay-R de Jesus of Tuloy is team captain.
Music comes to Tuloy with a professional choir master. The Tuloy Choir comes to fruition with 50 resident members. Music appreciation becomes part of the curriculum.
The Tuloy Library and Learning Resource Center are inaugurated. The Learning Resource Center is equipped with computers with facilities for internet research and an English language lab.
The two-story Culinary Center is inaugurated. Tuloy will offer culinary courses starting school year 2010-2011.
Three girls and three boys from Tuloy make it to the Philippine Team to represent the country in the first Deloitte Street Child World Cup in Durban, South Africa. Tuloy’s Erica Mae Inocencio, 15, is team captain. The Philippines brings home the Shield Trophy.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development renews Tuloy Foundation, Inc.’s Registration Certificate and License to Operate as a social welfare and development agency implementing residential-based program for children and youth until 2013.
Two religious from the Hospitaller Sisters of Mercy join Tuloy to oversee the community’s wellness program.