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Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA) Foundation, Inc.
Contact Person/s: Ms. Dolora H. Cardeño – Executive Director
Address: 66 Linaw Street, Sta. Mesa Heights, 1114 Quezon City
Tel/Fax Number: 732.31.98 / 73243.27,
Website/Email:

http://www.erdafoundation.org

email: erda_edo@pldtdsl.net

Organization Type: Non-government organization
Organization Function: • Service delivery
• Training (including non-formal education)
• Advocacy
Year Founded: May 9, 1974
Founder/s: Fr. Pierre T. Tritz, S.J.
Primary Purposes: Provide educational assistance to poor children.
Sources of Fund Support: • Sponsors
• Donors
• Clients: Income-generating projects
Former names and Acronyms:  
Membership/ and Affiliations: • Association of Foundations - Rm. 1102, 11/F Aurora Tower, Cubao, Quezon City

• National Council of Social Development - 4th Floor United Methodist Church Headquarters Building, #900 United Nation Avenue, Ermita Manila

• Phil. Council for NGO Certification - 6th Floor SCC Bldg. CFA-MA Compound 4427 Interior Old Sta. Mesa 1016 Manila
Collaborating Partners/Area of Collaboration:

 

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VISION, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES:
ERDA envisions a nation where all children will have access to quality education that they might have a decent human life; and prepare children for a better future

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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

Program Service Primary Participants
Educational Assistance Program Children and Youth
Pre-School Program Children
Livelihood Program Parents, Community Members
Advocacy Children, youth, adults
Tuklasan Project Street Children
Sabana Project Child Laborers
ABK Project 2 Child Laborers
BK RESTORE Project Children in Conflict with the Law

Area of Operation:

Nationwide


Physical Resources:

• Buildings/Offices
• Training rooms
• Function rooms
• Dormitories
• Vehicles
• Still and video cameras
• Computers
• Cell phones
• Copier


Human Resources:

• Executive officers
• Strategic planners
• Policy makers
• Advocacy experts
• Managers and supervisors
• Learning activity designers
• Educators/Trainers
• Field workers


Information Communication Resources:

• Subscription to periodicals
• Internet connection
• Website


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ADVOCACY EXPERIENCES:

Implemented projects related to CRC

Strategy tools

Outcomes/Outputs

Educational Assistance & Pre-School Programs Provision of educational assistance;
Conduct of Training on CRC;
Assisted in the organization of BCPCs; Capacity building sessions
Children were enrolled in formal school; increased level of awareness on CRC; enhanced leadership skill and participation in local governance
ABK Project for Child Laborers Educational assistance; Conduct of Training on CRC; Advocacy activities; Organization of children's and people's organizations; Capacity building sessions; Engaging relevant institutions; Assistance in the establishment of alternative livelihood Removed children from hazardous activities; increased awareness of different stakeholders on child labor issues; children enrolled in formal education; children attended alternative learning system sessions
Tuklasan Project for Street Children Temporary shelter psychological testing; counselling; educational assistance; capacity building sessions (values development) Provided temporary shelter; reconciled some kids with their family/and or relatives
Sabana Project for Former Child Scavengers Educational assistance; Training on CRC; Organization of children' and people's organizations;
Alternative income generating activities; Capacity building sessions
Removed children from hazardous work of scavenging; enrollment of children in formal education; involvement in local and national consultations on children's issues and concerns
BK RESTORE Project for Children in Conflict with the Law Conduct of alternative learning system; Counselling; Support in court hearings Provided diversion programs while awaiting result of court cases

Accomplishments :
Year
Description
Provided educational assistance and access to basic education 1974 up to the present Children receive educational support which enable them to continue their studies in formal education.
Provided temporary shelter and rehabilitative services to street children 1991 up to the present ERDA's Tuklasan Project provides temporary shelter. Children receive basic needs, attend either formal or non-formal education as well as capacity building activities.
Removed children from hazardous activity of scavenging 1990 to the present ERDA's Sabana Project in Tondo removes children from scavenging; facilitates enrollment in formal school; provides alternative source of income
Promoted children's participation through the ECPSR Project 1997 - 2001 Expanding Children's Participation in Social Reform Project developed local and national child leaders

Emerging Issues :

• Child labour
• Violence against children – especially at home and in school
• Child pornography
• Child trafficking


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CAPACITIES AND NEEDS :

Capacity for CRC work

ERDA has the capacity to advocate children's rights. Our social development workers have attended Trainer's Training on CRC and have been organizing and facilitating CRC sessions to our beneficiaries.

 
Strenghts
Weaknesses
Capacity to organize and facilitate CRC sessions Funding constraints
 
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Ways to Address Issues
   
 
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MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION:

Title/Year Produced
Subject Matter
Format
Intended Audience
Children's Rights Ten basic children's rights   Beneficiaries; communities

Materials Acccessible on website Website Links
   
 
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PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

Online Activities/Applications Used
 
 
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NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

Organizations Providing Complementary Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
     

Organizations Providing Similar Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
     

Other Organization currently working or worked with:

Organization Name Contact Person/s Contact Number
Children's Fund   631.15.75
World Vision Development Foundation Ms. Elnora Abarrientos, National Director 374.76.18 - 28

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