July 24, 2017

A new play park opened near to Angel House and it is really appreciated by our children and staff; our children go for a walk outside the center two times each week and so having the new play park as a destination is great. It is well designed and gives the children the opportunity to improve their agility and climbing skills as well as experiencing the thrills of sliding, going up and down, spinning and going through tunnels. PHOTOS: The new play park. The thrill of riding the horses.

 

As you may know, Martial law has been extended here in Mindanao until the end of the year, mainly due to the terrible crisis in Marawi City. Thankfully it does not really have much impact on our daily lives here in Angel House as we are very far from the main areas of conflict. Many people from other countries assume the whole of Mindanao is a war zone and a dangerous place to visit; this is just not true and we want to assure everybody that all our children and staff are very safe. However, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the terrorism in Marawi city and we all hope that it ends soon.

One aspect that makes Angel House different from most other child caring centers is that we are not affiliated with any particular religion; we accept children of any faith and will respect their cultural traditions during their stay with us. Angel House takes a neutral political and religious stance and does not become involved or take sides in any such debates; our focus is on providing care and protection for our small children. Only by having more educated and morally strong individuals will the next generation make better decisions for a country that has amazing potential; hopefully Angel House plays a small but significant part in this process.