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On May 23, 2019 in Quezon City, thirteen Junior High School students from St. Martin de Porres participated in completion rights at UST-Angelicum College. SMDP is one of the Re-Entry Education Agenda for the Poor (REAP) Sites of UST-Angelicum College.
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The John D. V Salvador Foundation is mourning the loss of Founding Board Member Carmelita Salvador, who passed away in early February after a long illness. Ms. Salvador was instrumental in creating the JDVSF by introducing Founding Board Members M.
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Following the recent inauguration of the Girl’s School Building, the local paper in Eggenwil, Switzerland, featured a story and a picture showcasing Esther Baenziger’s involvement and attendence.

Also in January 2019, members of the John D.V. Salvador Foundation visited the Don Bosco Vocational Education facility in Tondo, Manila. Since 2017, the JDVSF has supported this facility and program through renovation and other programs. The JDVSF was delighted
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On January 7th, members of the JDVSF paid a visit to Centro Salvador in Tondo, Manila. Eunice Cheng Chua, a Board Member of JDSVF is devoted to the well-being of the children and communities of San Martin de Porres and
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At the recent January 5th inauguration of the Girl’s School at Hijas de Esther, the visitors were also shown a new feature of the San Martin de Porres multi-purpose building. Graduates are now honored with a place on the wall
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On January 5th, 2019, Esther Banziger, Hugo Banziger and Jennifer Asuncion attended today the inauguration of the Hijas School for Girls at San Martin de Porres. The Hijas de Esther is part of the San Martin de Porres facility dedicated
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Continuing the annual tradition, the Swiss chapter of the John D.V. Salvador Foundation opened the festive season by baking, decorating and selling Grittibänz to church goers in Widen near Zurich. Grittibänz are a traditional Swiss Christmas cookie make of sweet
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The John D.V. Salvador Foundation is happy to report that the sponsored renovation at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Tondo, Manila is now complete. These photos show the official blessing which took place on November 30 by the Provincial
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The JDVSF is proud to note that 45 Senior students started their hospitality & tourism training in August in the newly renovated facilities. The junior intake follows next week. The heavy equipment for training has not arrived yet thus they
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While the new school at the Hija’s de Esther area in San Martin de Porres is not officially inaugurated, the students and teachers are making enthusiastic use of the new facility already.

The JDVSF’s project funding a major refurbishment to the Don Bosco Youth Center in Tondo, Manila is making good progress. The upgrade to the future Tourism & Hospitality Center at Don Bosco is both on time and on budget.

Construction for the additional facilities at the Hijas de Esther Girl’s Village at San Martin de Porres continues. Above and below are recent photos showing status as of mid-march 2018.

February was a busy month at St. Martin de Porres, and included Bible Camp for the kids, as well as a huge milestone in our construction for the school for the Hijas – the installation of the roof!

In late December, the John D.V. Salvador Foundation and Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Tondo, Manila, signed a funding agreement whereby the JDVSF will fund investment in the large, but old faciliaty in Tondo. Additionally, the JDVSF built and
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JDVSF Treasurer Hugo Banziger visited Centro Salvador in Tondo, Manila on January 6, 2018. Centro Salvador is always a hub of activity. While there, Hugo observed the children writing thank you notes to donors who provided Christmas presents. This year,
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Despite cold and rainy conditions, the Swiss chapter of the JDVSF raised over $1,700USD this past weekend with the annual bake sale of the regional delicacy called “sweetbread men,” or “Grittibaenz.” These funds are specifically earmarked for scholarships for the
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Celebration is in order as our four San Martin de Porres alumni and students at Don Bosco graduated from their vocational training courses this past week in Tondo, Manila. Congratulations to them for their hard work over the past year,
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Construction of the Girl’s School building at Hijas de Esther continues to make good progress, staying on the anticipated schedule.

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation was awarded the SOZI prize for best charity in the Swiss district of Bremgarten. The selection of JDVSF for this award was based on the ten years history of impressive work for street children in
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Construction of the Girl’s School building; part of Hijas de Esther at San Martin de Porres, is on track. The supporting pillars are now built and floors will come next. Thus, the structural work is now completed before the onset
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Here are a few pictures of a long-term volunteer teaching children at Centro Salvador in Tondo, Manila. The Centro is always looking for volunteer teachers to help children with their home work and their English lessons. So far we have
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In April, Construction began on Hijas de Esther, the girls’ school. This new structure, funded by the JDVSF, will provide more space for group lessons and gatherings. Workers have laid down the concrete pillars which will support the building. Strong
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On April 2, 2017, construction started on the new school building at Hijas de Esther at San Martin de Porres. This new structure, funded by the JDVSF, will enable the Hijas to gather for schooling and expand and enhance how
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Fr. Boyet recently produced a beautiful video showing a snapshot of daily life at St. Martin de Porres. Please enjoy the video here: