Bahay Tuluyan believes in the inherent capabilities of children to improve the quality of their lives and to share the responsibility for the care, nurture and education of other children. By giving children the skills to teach other children, the rights of the child to develop and to participate are promoted. The use of this method of teaching has proven an appropriate and effective tool for teaching street children and other children in need of special protection.
Bahay Tuluyan uses the Child-to-Child Approach as the foundation for its Alternative Education programs. The Alternative Education programs aims to develop children’s self confidence and self esteem, instill a sense of responsibility, develop leadership, communication and facilitation skills and provide children with knowledge, skills and attitude to be able to reach out to other children.
Using the Child-To-Child Approach, teaching is adapted to suit the student’s environment and experience and builds on the belief that many children, particularly street children, respond more readily to their peers than to adults. Consequently classes can be held on the street or in communities and may use a variety of less conventional teaching methods such as art, music and drama.
Bahay Tuluyan runs a variety of Alternative Education programs including:
Junior Educators Program
Junior Health WorkersProgram
Junior Environmental Educators Program
Participatory Children's Street Theater and Arts Program