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What We Do

Our Home Life Program aims to create a home living atmosphere as in a healthy, functioning family. Based on establishing small family units, the home-life setting is headed by married couples serving as surrogate parents for a group of 8 to 10 children with ages from 2 to 12 while the teenagers are group together but living separate from the younger children. Within this familiar environment, children and youth experience normal and healthy family structure, practical home-life work and training. The program emphasizes maintaining and providing love, care, protection and attention for every child.

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Whom We help

Shepherd of the Hills’ approach to education of children is through home schooling.  This educational methodology concentrates on first developing the child’s character as he or she relates to fellow classmates, peers and acting parents, essential to the child’s later understanding and formation of self-worth and self-esteem.  Along with an individually structured academic plan, the child learns to appreciate the value of education by being an active and responsible participant and student.  Our home schooling approach is administered to children from the pre-school age to the high-school level, after which higher education shifts to the conventional schooling environment by taking and passing
the government examination,  the Acceleration and Equivalency test.

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Child Protection

Shepherd of the Hills helps children become victorious in their Christian and civil life. The varying experiences and background of the children necessitates the need for mentoring to enable them to grow and mature in faith and in deed. The program provides practical guide and insight on healthy and progressive living done through a one to one approach on each child, group instruction in a classroom setting and simply conversing with them about their daily walk in life.

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How We Work

Fostering a sense of self-worth and guidance to other children, the leadership program aims to build the responsibilities and independent living skills of a child. Tutoring, mentoring, instruction in music and sports, and discipleship are all ways that Shepherd of the Hills challenges its children to become strong and confident leaders in their homes and communities. Older children are given more responsibilities and act as leaders to their younger peers, taking on the position of role models as well as young adults.

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Where We Work

 

A primary goal of Shepherd of the Hills is to inspire and educate children to become leaders and responsible adults, not only the children within the Foundation itself but within the wider community. Core values are based upon Christian values, which revolve around reaching out to ALL as God reaches out to each of us. Therefore, the children in our Home frequently participate in community events such as community cleanups, free musical shows to foster friendship, and mentoring other children in public schools. Our children are raised as leaders and responsible children and youth, learning through example the value of aiding another human being or community, thereby earning the sense of purpose and compassion community outreach instills within an individual. The education and values Shepherd of the Hills promotes within the Foundation, is spread through our own children sharing their experiences through work, song, and praise in the various communities of barangays, schools, and churches.

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Whom We help

Through music lessons and study, Shepherd of the Hills focuses on children learning how to express themselves creatively, gaining the discipline and commitment required of training with an instrument, and using their skills in many productive activities. Instruments learned include the violin, guitar, drums, and piano, in addition to the technical aspect of performance where children learn how to use sound boards, amplifiers, microphones, and so forth. Teaching music to a child by another child is encouraged as a way to cultivate friendship and mentoring skills. Arts are incorporated into the educational program as much as possible; children are encouraged to practice their personal preference of artistic style, whether it be painting or drawing, dancing, singing among others.

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Physical activity and recreation are treated as not only important to the physical development of children, but as integral to the well-rounded overall growth and experience of a child. Sports are incorporated into the daily schedule of the Home, and children have free time between school and chores to participate in recreational activities of their own choosing. Quality sport supplies are numerous and kept easily available for all children to use regularly; summer camps and competitions for sports are attended by the Home to foster a healthy sense of competition and team building among children in the Home and with other children in different communities. From basketball to swimming, a variety of sports are experienced by the children not only for recreational fun, but also for physical growth and strength building of different muscles and reflex development.

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Gaining practical skills in carpentry, livestock raising, gardening, aqua culture raising and other relevant livelihood and day to day skills are part of the training given to children and youth of Shepherd of the hills. The program aims to provide an early orientation on the need for acquiring skills which will help them prepare to make firm decisions, take on responsibilities upon themselves, a better perspective of life and a sense independence as they mature in life.

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