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Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc. (CCVFI or CCV)
Contact Person: Ma. Angeles P. Fullerton, Founder/Executive Director
Address:

Km. 48, Lalaan 2nd, Silang, 4118 Cavite

(Manila Office)
Chosen Children, Inc., #6 Ilocos – Abra Sts., Philam Village, Las Piñas City

Tel/Fax Number: (046) 414-2667; 414-2669 / (046) 414-2668, (02) 872-4936; 872-5022 / (02) 872-1760
Website/Email:

http://www.chosenchildrenvillage.org

email:ccvf_1994@yahoo.com / chosenlp@mozcom.com

Organization Type: Non-government organization
Organization Function:

• Service delivery
• Training (including non-formal education
• Advocacy
• Media-information dissemination
• Special Education
• Physical, Occupational & Aqua Therapy Treatment

Year Founded:

Chosen Children Village (CCV) is a unique concept in the care of disabled children. The village was founded by Maria Angeles (Lita) Peypoch Fullerton in 1989. Her vision focused on a home environment in caring for Physically and Mentally Challenged Children within a family setting. The traditional institutional setting was something that she felt was not beneficial to the growth and development of such special children with demanding needs.

The Chosen Children Village concept came about after the Las Piñas facility of Chosen Children Inc. (CCI) was unable to cope with the volume of children needing a home and a family. Located in the cool, clean air of Silang, the 2.4 hectare parcel of land now houses cottages, chapel, school, administration clinic and physical therapy centers. The central focus is a spacious, multipurpose play area where the children fill the air with laughter and squeals of delight.

Founders:
Founder: Ma. Angeles P. Fullerton  

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

• Carmelino Alvendia
• Ma. Rosario Ortoll
• Ma. Angeles Fullerton
• Philip Tan
• Atty. Gwendolyn Gana
• Rosemarie Villa-Real
• Edison Ong
• Cherrylyn Naval

BOARD OF ADVISORS:

• Crisanta Aquino
• Lourdes Katigbak
• Ramon Arnaiz / Maribel Tesoro
• Noel & Minda Laman
• Robert & Elsie Colombo
• Natania Meredith
• Ronald Fullerton
• Peter & Margie Stevens
• Josefina Lagdameo de Ocampo
• Gordon John Stevenson
• Michael & Dulce Gibb

Primary Purposes: To give shelter to the physically & or mentally challenged children, prioritize their needs and call it their home.
Sources of Funds Support:

• Sponsors
• Donors
• Fees/charges for services
• Clients
• Income-generating projects
• Cards for all occasions
• CCV children’s Artwork
• Pinili Coffee

Former Name and Acronyms:  
Membership and Affiliations: Association of Child Caring Agencies of the Philippines (ACCAP)
Collaborating Organization:

• Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) - International Adoption
• DSWD (Nationwide) - Local Adoption / Case Referrals
• GO’S & NGO’S CHILD CARING AGENCIES - Net Working / Case Referrals
• FOREIGN ADOPTION AGENCIES: - Funding
- Wide Horizons for Children
- Associated Catholic Charities
- Child & Family Services – Hawaii
- Crexier Junts – Spain

 

VISION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES:
A Christ-centered village of children envisioned to ultimately become independent and self-reliant despite their disabilities and be able to attain more meaningful, productive and satisfying way of life.

To nurture, educate, train and provide opportunities to physically, mentally, socially disabled children to receive love, care and protection in a happy, therapeutic and non-rejecting environment through residential child care and to promote an accessible home-like environment that will enable them to focus on disability prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of rights in order to grow in a community that will enhance their self-esteem and capability.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

Program Service Primary Participants
Residential Care Program CCV Children
Health Care Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Aqua Therapy at the Arantza Rehabilitation Center) CCV Children & Patients from nearby communities
Internship Program Students from FASS Inteli College – Quezon City, FAITH Caregiver School – Oriental Mindoro, San Sebastian College – Recoletos De Cavite, Rogationist College – Silang, Cavite, Central Mindanao University
Immersion Program High School & College Students from various schools in NCR and nearby provinces, individuals, professionals or parents
Special Education at The School for Chosen Children CCV schoolchildren
Adoption/Permanent Placement thru Chosen Children, Inc. (CCI) CCV adoptable children
Medical Mission Adoptions thru Chosen Children, Inc. (CCI) Special needs children who are in need of immediate medical surgery whether in the Philippines or in other countries.
Independent Living CCV puts the children on the path to live independently. They are being trained to become productive individuals and not to rely on others but on themselves.
Transient Children CCV provides short-term temporary shelter who have been matched for adoption and were referred by government and non-government agencies.

Area of Service:

Nationwide


Physical Resources:

• Buildings/Offices
• Training rooms
• Function rooms
• Dormitories
• Vehicles
• Training equipment


Human Resources:

• Executive officers
• Strategic planners
• Policy makers
• Content experts (policy and law, education, health and nutrition, human development, other child-related areas)
• Managers and supervisors
• Learning activity designers
• Educators/Trainers
• Child psychologists (thru Makati Med. Center)
• Networking specialists
• Field workers


Information Communication Resources:

• Library
• Internet connection
• Website
• Cable TV


ADVOCACY EXPERIENCES:

Implemented proj. related to advocacy

Strategy Tools

Outcomes and outputs

Immersion Program Tour of the visitors around the village; Seminars/Modules on topics relevant to special needs or therapeutic and rehabilitative activities; Interaction with the children; Assist in feeding the children and after care The program is an advocacy for children with special needs, a venue of disseminating information regarding children that are physically and mentally challenged. The village continues to hope that through this “immersion program,” the village will be able to reach out to more individuals, students, professionals or parents.

Accomplishments :
Year
Description
Two of our children were able to walk. 2008 They were wheelchair-bound children before, due to physical, occupational & aqua therapy treatment, they can now walk. They are also currently attending special education at The School for Chosen Children.
Adoption/ Medical Mission Since CCV opened in 1989 up to present

Of the 243 children who were taken by CCV, only 147 have been adopted. Almost all – 144 to be precise – were international adoptions. Of these, 103 were placements by special home finding and 41 by Medical Missions.

   

 


Emerging Issues:

• Food/Nutrition
• Education / Therapy
• Health / Medications
• Shelter
• Clothing


CAPACITIES AND NEEDS :

Capacity to Advocate

Yes. Chosen Children Village prioritizes the needs of mentally and/or physically challenged children to give them dignity and develop their confidence for them to be productive and independent. To instil in them that their condition is not a hindrance and that they can live similar as what normal children do or have.

 
Strenghts Weaknesses
The children can express themselves through play, music, arts Transition of caregivers
Our children obtain a special education and develop their potential  
They have adequate food & good shelter  
 
Issues and Concerns Ways to Address
Government does not support the medical mission program and it is difficult to deal with them. The Philippine government should be supportive on our programs for the benefit of children with special needs particularly those who need immediate action with regards to their condition.
 

MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION:
 
Title and year Produced
Subject Matter
Format
Intended Audience
CCV Documentary Children with Special Need Handicap DVD any
CV Brochure About the village Print out any

Materials Acccessible on website Website Links
We only distribute them to individuals who visit the village. Re: CCV Documentary can be viewed at Youtube (Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc - Part 1&2)

 

 
 
PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

Internet Application Used

• Uploading video on YouTube and similar sites

 
NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

Organizations Providing Complementary Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
My Father’s House Kiddielympics – children from other institutions have the chance to interact with our children thru various Filipino games. Alabang
Samaritan’s Place Kiddielympics – children from other institutions have the chance to interact with our children thru various Filipino games. Silang, Cavite
Home of Joy Kiddielympics – children from other institutions have the chance to interact with our children thru various Filipino games. Dasmarinas, Cavite
Students from FASS Inteli College, FAITH Caregiver School – Oriental Mindoro, San Sebastian College – Recoletos De Cavite, Rogationist College On the Job Training (OJT) NCR, nearby provinces, Mindanao
Various School & Colleges Immersion NCR, nearby provinces

Organizations Providing Similar Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
Bahay San Rafael Networking / Rehabilitation treatment /Special Education Tagaytay City

Other Organization currently working or worked with:

Organization Name Contact Person Contact Number
Provincial Council for the Protection of Children – Cavite Branch (Trece Martirez) Dr. Vilma Diez (046) 419-0061