Horizon of Hope Village – Philippines
Current phase of support:
1 Double Orphans
0 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
The City of Taytay is a first class, densely populated city in the province of Rizal, Philippines.
14.98 sq mi SQ. MILE 288,956 POP.
The city of Taytay is currently the second most populous city in the country and is the "Woodworks and Garments Capital Of the Philippines". While it is considered a first class city, UNICEF reports that out of the 93 million people who populate the Philippines, 48 million are vulnerable to conflict or natural disaster. Sadly, the urban world often still poses threats for children, especially those who must live in the slum areas. A UNICEF study reported that it is these children who are even more vulnerable to neglect, abuse, and exploitation. Many times children are forced to the streets in these situations, with estimates of nearly a quarter of a million in major cities.
Horizon of Hope Village rescues hurting and abandoned children.
Horizon of Hope Village is a mission-based orphanage and missionary guesthouse in the Philippines. Don and Jan Slaton knew that God had placed orphan care on their hearts early on in their missions journey. With two young children of their own, they packed up their belongings and moved to the Philippines to follow God's calling for them to serve. After years of serving as missionaries and returning home to the States, Don and Jan felt the Lord calling them back to the Philippines to begin Horizon of Hope Village. They now house several children and are expecting even more to follow with the development of their next family unit.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
2 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
In a recent study UNICEF found that 4 in 10 Filipino children live in poverty. Often this drives the child to work for their families, making them at-risk for exploitation, often in the form of abuse.
UNICEF estimates that around 1.8 million children are abandoned or neglected in the Philippines. Horizon of Hope Village helps rescue and provide a home for those children.
Two identical buildings make up Horizon of Hope Village. Each building consists of two 947 sq ft levels, totaling in 1,894 sq ft. The first building currently houses the 5 children, while the second building is still in the process of being completed and will house future incoming children. The buildings are built of sturdy cement walls, tile flooring, and tin roofs.
With a medical background in nursing, Jan makes sure that the children's health is a top priority in the home. She makes sure that the children are well fed and receive the medical attention they need in order to live safe and healthy lives. They receive three meals a day consisting of meat, grains, vegetables, and fruit.
The children's relationship with Christ is a top priority in the home. Don and Jan are quite involved with the spiritual welfare for the kids. They are a prayerful couple that has a deep compassion and desire for the children to grow up as followers and disciples of Christ.
The children at Horizon of Hope Village are enrolled in an off-campus private school and they are transported by a vehicle owned by the home to ensure the children's safety.