Values and Skills for Life
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Every year, hundreds of disadvantaged children and youth, many of them hopeless, choose to learn in Tuloy classrooms and workshops instead of wasting time in the streets. Education is part of their dream of a better life.
Tuloy sa Don Bosco School located inside the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Streetchildren Village is accredited by the Department of Education as an alternative learning institution. Its curriculum is focused on functional literacy to enable children who gave up school to work or live in the streets to make up for lost time. Basic education equivalent to elementary through high school takes only five years instead of ten, and technical vocational courses another year to two years. Tuloy residents automatically study in the school.
The regimen in the Tuloy school has classroom-work-play (sports)-prayer components that are meant to teach, heal, and develop the children so that after Tuloy, they can find gainful employment or venture into a business, and over time, break the cycle of poverty in their families. A Tuloy child knows too well that knowledge and skills are important, but values and attitudes are even more important in life. In the workplace, their values and attitudes, coupled with skills at work, become their competitive advantage. For this reason, the Tuloy education is value-laden and work-oriented.
Whether in local companies or with foreign employers in countries like Australia, Dubai, Qatar, or Kuwait, Tuloy graduates have proven themselves knowledgeable, hardworking, and trustworthy. Some have started their own small businesses. Productive employment has enabled them to live independently, to help their families and siblings, even to invest in a house.