CAMELEON Philippines was registered on September 7, 1997 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under number E19970078. The association is accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under number DSWD – FO VI RL – 0000026 – 2010 for the Rehabilitation, the Post-Residential and the Community Development programs.
CAMELEON Philippines was recognized as a non-profit association by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification in March 2013. As a result, the association issues a tax receipt to each contributor supporting its actions.
The association complies with national laws and regulations in force related to children. It includes the PD 603, or Child and Youth Welfare Code, such as amended; the Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act; as well as the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC), 1989, by the UN Assembly and ratified by the Filipino Government on September 2, 1990.
CAMELEON develops a comprehensive approach in order to address the causes of sexual abuse towards children and teenagers and its effects.
- TO SUPPORT AND PROTECT the victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines by assisting them with their families to the path towards resilience.
- TO ENCOURAGE the autonomy of the beneficiaries and the socio-economic development of the families in their communities.
- TO TRAIN and SUPPORT the beneficiaries to get them involved as spokesperson and active supports of the association.
- TO RAISE the public’s awareness, in particular the youth in the Philippines and in Europe, on the rights of the Child and to contribute to the freedom of speech on sexual abuse.
- ADVOCACY with the institutions and media for the rights of the Child and against sexual abuse at local, national and international level.
In order to ensure its institutional and financial sustainability, CAMELEON Association Inc. hired someone to be in charge of the new Fund Raising and Development department. CAI was given the status of “public interest association” in March 2013 by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification: it allows the association to publish its tax receipts. This certification strengthens the credibility of the association and increases interest among partners and Filipino donors.
The management is ensured through an Executive Board and a local permanent team which is looking after over 400 children, by providing them safety, care and education.
The mission of the 40 employees based on Panay Island (Iloilo – Passi) is to facilitate the personal reconstruction and the reintegration into the society of the young girls and to ensure that the activities and the programs run smoothly for all the beneficiaries. The Management particularly ensures the professionalization of the Filipino team for the implementation, the follow-up and the evaluation of the projects.
To ensure the quality of the supervision and the support to the beneficiaries, the Management targets the accountability and the loyalty of the team and relies on the continuous professional training.
Under the Executive Director’s supervision – Heide Foulc, French-Filipino – each Project Manager implements the actions defined with the support of the social workers, the liaison officers with the village communities, the housemothers and the psychologists.
In order to meet the specific needs of the beneficiaries, the association regularly uses the services of other professionals: lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors, etc.
The Board of Directors
President: Jose Cochingyan (Lawyer, Manila)
Vice President: Bernard Poplimont (Entrepreneur, Belgium, Manila)
Vice President of external affairs: Christopher Montaño (President of the Human Rights Commission and Secretary at the Iloilo Red Cross)
Treasurer: Ricardo Andrada (Retiree in Iloilo, ex manager of the sugar factory of Passi)
Secretary: Ida Siason (retired dean from the University of the Philippines Visayas)
- Laurence Ligier: Founder of the CAMELEON association, French, Paris
- Daniel Johannot: Swiss entrepreneur, Manila
- Sandra Cacho: Head of the Development Council of Iloilo
- Feli Sustento: Teacher and Social Worker
Mycel Yusay: Businesswoman in Bacolod
Pauline Alfuente: Lawyer in Iloilo
The voluntary team
Each year, more than 30 foreign volunteers and about ten Filipino volunteers join and support our team. They have multiple profiles : students in engineering, psychologists, nurses, artists and circus teachers, etc…
The Volunteers House was built for the only purpose of receiving and housing them in the CAMELEON complex, near the Center.
OUR PARTNERS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Ama computer college
Apartment 1 b
Apron & torque gourment comfort
Atty. Sedfrey cabaluna
Azuthai and milky way
Banco De Oro (BDO) foundation
Barefoot senorita/senorito inc
Chef jessie restaurants
CNN philippines- profiles
Cochingyan & Partners (law office)
Commission on population-iloilo,
Department of agriculture-iloilo
Department of education-iloilo province
Department of health- iloilo province
Department of interior and local government-capiz province
Department of labor and employment, region vi
Department of science and technology – iloilo province
Department of social welfare and development
Department of trade and industry, region vi
Family planning organization Philippines
Fronthub medilab clinic
Iloilo provincial health office
Iloilo science of technology university
Lion’s club of Iloilo
Lion’s club of Passi
Lion’s club oudenaarde
MG travel & tours
Mr. & Mrs. Celso Legarda
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy golez
Mr. & Mrs. Steven chan
Municipality of bingawan
Municipality of san enrique national economic & development authority – region vi
Park inn clark
Park inn davao
Passi trade school
Paulina realty & development corp.
Philippine Airline (pal)
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine obstretrics & gynecological society – region vi
Philippines charity sweepstakes office
Pico de loro beach and country club
Pico sands hotel
Province of Capiz
Province of Iloilo
Province of Negros occidental
Radisson Blu Cebu
Rotary club of Jaro
Rotary club of Passi
San Miguel Foundation, inc.
Silay city/ local government
SM hotels and conventions
State of head mission philippines
Taal vistal hotel
Technical education skills & development
Tender bob’s group
The boss-anc (abs-cbn)
US peace corp Philippines
West visayas states unversity medical center
Zonta club of makati-ayala
Zonta club of makati-environs
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Donate to CAMELEON Association Inc.
CAI is accredited by the PCNC (Philippine Council for NGO Certification) and the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development).
Donations and sponsoring are tax-deductible.
By bank transfer:
Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI)
E Lopez Branch Jaro (Iloilo City)
General Luna Branch (Iloilo City)
CAMELEON Association Inc., Philippines (Iloilo)
Brgy. Sablogon 5037 Passi City (Iloilo), Philippines
Passi Office: (00 63 33) 311 5575
Iloilo Office: (00 63 33) 329 2309
Mobile phone: 0917 827 9412
Executive Director: Heide Foulc
Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices
Tel. No. +63(2) 8817 3081 to 83 and +63 (2) 8893 6844
Fax No. +63 (2) 8812 0674
Twelfth Floor, 139 Corporate Center
139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines 1227