Chameleon Programs and Services


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Know more about Chameleon Association, Inc. (CAI). This presentation contains a brief background on Chameleon Association, Inc. and an overview of all its Programs and services.

Visit our centers in Brgy. Sablogon, Passi City, Province of Iloilo.

1. Travel to Iloilo City by air (Check flight schedules of major local airline companies), or by sea.

2. Take a Ceres Liner bus or L300 van from Tagbak Terminal in Iloilo City going to Passi.

3. From Passi terminal, take a tricycle to Chameleon (about 4kms).

For further information, please contact us at +63 33 311 5575 or send email to

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  • 39.7% of the total population of working children are elementary undergraduates 4 out of every 10 working children did not finish elementary
  • 99% of sexual abuses victims are girls (reported cases) : PNP 2010 Boys cases are not reported that do not mean there is none! 2008-2009 more than 4000 reported sexual abuses cases: PNP 2010 Women and Children Concern Division (WCCD) director Chief Superintendent Yolanda Tanigue admitted, in an interview for the DATELINE PHILIPPINES, she was worried that the number of unreported crimes against children could be twice as high as those recorded. “What I am more concerned about are those cases that are not reported to the police or any other authorities; and the unreported cases could be much higher than what we have now,” Tanigue told to the journalist. She associates the silence of victims to the Filipino culture, and to the shame to report the incidents (it could embarrass the family). It is especially true for the incestuous rapes.
  • The major thrusts of Chameleon are anchored in these 4 programs.
  •   psychosocial  means it relates to one's  psychological  development in, and interaction with, a  social environment . The individual needs not be fully aware of this relationship with his or her environment
  • Data as of May 2011
  • Chameleon Programs and Services

    2. 2. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN <ul><li>POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>88.57 M Filipinos (Census 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>44,608,300 or 48.0% male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>44,098,000 or 52.0% female </li></ul></ul><ul><li> 94.01 M Filipinos (Projected 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>39.22M or 43.4% are 0-17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>(using NSO’s medium assumption for annual growth rate) </li></ul><ul><li>2.04 (1995-2007) Population Growth Rate (PGR) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: National Statistics Office (NSO) </li></ul>
    3. 3. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN <ul><li>POPULATION </li></ul><ul><li>One in three births (36%) in the Philippines is unplanned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16% unwanted and 20% mistimed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey </li></ul><ul><li>27.62 M of population are poor </li></ul><ul><li>4.68 M poor families </li></ul><ul><li>Source: NSCB, 2006 data on poverty incidence </li></ul>
    4. 4. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN <ul><li>Children In Need of Special Protection: </li></ul><ul><li>Children who are: </li></ul><ul><li>In hazardous and exploitative labor </li></ul><ul><li>On the Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Victims of sexual abuse and </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Victims of family violence and neglect </li></ul><ul><li>Separated from or have lost their </li></ul><ul><li>parents </li></ul><ul><li>In conflict with the law </li></ul><ul><li>In situation in armed conflict </li></ul><ul><li>With various forms of </li></ul><ul><li>disability </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Children </li></ul><ul><li>In cultural communities </li></ul><ul><li>With HIV / AIDS </li></ul>
    5. 5. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN <ul><li>Child Labor </li></ul><ul><li>25.30M children are aged 5-17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>2.1M or 8.4% are working children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.376M or 10.7% are boys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>752,000 or 6.0% are girls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Northern Mindanao – highest in working children (324,000 or 25.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Visayas – 2 nd highest in working children (221,000 or 15.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Street Children </li></ul><ul><li>National estimate – 44, 435 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>22 major cities: 22, 556 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metro Manila: 11, 364 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Force Survey (LFS), January 2005, NSO, Ours to Protect and Nurture </li></ul>
    6. 6. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN Child Abuse Source: PDPB - DSWD 6,425 total cases served by the DSWD in 2008 (from 7,044 in 2007)
    7. 7. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN (2010) Child Abuse (Cont’d) Source: PDPB - DSWD
    8. 8. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN Child Trafficking Source: 2001-2006 Academy for Educational Development ( <ul><li>Estimated 20,000 – 50,000 Philippine and foreign child victims in the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Trafficked for labor and sexual exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine is a transit country for victim trafficked from China </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine has internal trafficking of children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From rural areas (particularly Visayas and Mindanao) to urban areas (e.g. Metro Manila, Cebu for sexual exploitation or forced labor or domestic workers, factory workers, or in the drug trade) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. SITUATIONER OF FILIPINO CHILDREN <ul><li>Young girls, the first victims… </li></ul><ul><li>Young girls are more prone to all forms of abuse, especially sexual abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>90% of sexual abuse victims are girls (reported cases) </li></ul><ul><li>20008 – 2009: more than 4,000 REPORTED cases of sexual abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: PNP 2010 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Who we are…
    11. 11. CHAMELEON Association, Inc. is a French- founded non-stock, non-profit, non governmental organization set to provide safe and wholesome environment, for girls 5 to below 18 years old, aimed to heal and strengthen them from traumatic experience. It likewise extends its services to help build self-reliant and child-friendly families and communities through Sponsorship, Advocacy and Networking .
    12. 12. Where we are? <ul><li>Chameleon Association Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Barangay Sablogon </li></ul><ul><li>5037 Passi City, Iloilo </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Tel (63 33) 311 5575 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters: Chalon sur Saône, France </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidiaries in Europe: Paris, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Andorra. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Vision and Mission <ul><li>VISION </li></ul><ul><li>A Society where families and communities are self-reliant, child-friendly and free from all forms of abuses and violence. </li></ul><ul><li>MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>Chameleon stands and acts as a model institution that promotes the empowerment and development of children and their families through education, advocacy and other psychosocial interventions. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Our Milestones <ul><li>1997 – Founding of Chameleon Association in the Philippines. </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – Creation of Caméléon France. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>– Construction of the 1 st Rehabilitation centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1999 – Launch of the Child Education Sponsorship Program </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – Construction of the volunteers’ house </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – Opening of Chameleon offices in Belgium and Andorra </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – Opening of the Butterfly Garden </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Starting of a sustainable farm </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Start of Circus arts therapy program </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Creation of Chameleon Association Luxembourg </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Opening of Paris office; Building of the 2 nd Centre </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Publication of Laurence Ligier’s book: “Princesses des rues” Ed. Tchou </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Construction of the Sports Complex </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – Opening of the 1 st students’ residence in Iloilo City </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Opening of the 2 nd students’ residence in Iloilo City </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Creation of Caméléon Switzerland; Construction of the Staff House in Passi; Construction of the LRC in Iloilo City </li></ul>
    15. 15. Our Founder: Laurence Ligier <ul><li>Passionate. Involved. Sympathetic. </li></ul><ul><li>French national </li></ul><ul><li>First Humanitarian mission in the Philippines was in 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>Appalled by the dramatic situation of street children, she decided to act by her own means, through determination and good- heartedness to help change their future and fight child abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>She has a degree in Law, Sociology/ Ethnology, and Development Management. </li></ul>
    16. 16. What we do…
    17. 17. <ul><li>Rehabilitation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship Program </li></ul><ul><li>Health Program </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
    18. 18. Programs Sponsorship Rehabilitation Health Advocacy Residential Care Post Residential Care
    19. 19. Rehabilitation Program <ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To facilitate the rehabilitation and reintegration of abused girls to their families and enhance their capacity and capability to ensure their survival, protection, and integral family development. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls from Region VI (Islands of Panay, Negros and Guimaras), between the ages of 5 to 17, victims of sexual abuses </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Residential Care (In – House)
    21. 21. Residential Rehabilitation
    22. 22. Residential Rehabilitation Gym Centre 2 Office Mariposa Hall Centre 1 Volunteer’s house Laundry Area and Guard’s House Butterfly Garden
    23. 23. Residential Rehabilitation
    24. 24. Residential Rehabilitation
    25. 25. Residential Rehabilitation
    26. 26. Residential Rehabilitation
    27. 27. Residential Rehabilitation
    28. 28. Residential Rehabilitation <ul><li>Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>CHT Model: </li></ul><ul><li>Caring: “Safety and Security” </li></ul><ul><li>Healing: “Wellness” </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching: “Skills” </li></ul>1. CARING GOALS: Provision of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) and basic sense of security, certainty, continuity, predictability) to enable child/youth to feel a sense of control over themselves, others, and the world, given the development context. CARING “Safety & Security” HEALING “ Wellness” TEACHING “ Competence” 2. HEALING GOALS: Provision of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual alleviation of disease, distress, disability, dysfunction and disorder given the development context. 3. TEACHING GOALS: Provision of sense of competence (knowledge, skills, attitudes, experiences) to master specific age-appropriate life tasks, given the developmental context.
    29. 29. Caring, Healing, and Teaching Model of Service
    30. 30. Caring, Healing, and Teaching Model of Service
    31. 31. Educational Assistance <ul><li>All In- house girls go to public school </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of tutorial services for slow learners. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Educational Assistance
    33. 33. Educational Assistance
    34. 34. Legal Assistance <ul><li>Legal Help : Lawyer is made available for these young girls </li></ul><ul><li>Social workers are available to assist them with their cases. </li></ul><ul><li>88% of the beneficiaries have filed cases in court </li></ul>
    35. 35. Sports and Recreation <ul><li>Sports Complex </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Inauguration of the gym facility designed to favor the integration and cohesion of the beneficiaries of CAI. The gym can accommodate around 400 children. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of the sport therapy program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of regular child training: Basketball, Badminton, Taekwondo, Dancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization of tournament between girls in- house and sponsored children of the community. </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Sports and Recreation
    37. 37. Circus Therapy <ul><li>Circus training is provided for the girls through professional partnerships with Zanzibar Circus (French circus team) and Clowns without Borders (NGO). </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity development, self confidence, better body approach </li></ul>
    38. 38. Circus Therapy General Presentation 2005
    39. 39. Psychosocial Intervention
    40. 40. Skills Development
    41. 41. Some Statistics… <ul><li>50 girls are accommodated in house </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1997, 125 girls have been reintegrated </li></ul>
    42. 42. Post Residential Care (After – Care)
    43. 43. Post Residential Rehabilitation
    44. 44. Dormitory
    45. 46. * Data as of April 2011
    46. 47. Placements of Reintegrated Girls
    47. 48. Health Program
    48. 49. Health Program
    49. 50. Health Program
    50. 51. Health Program
    51. 52. Sponsorship Program
    52. 53. Sponsorship Program
    53. 54. Sponsorship Program <ul><li>Sponsored Children </li></ul><ul><li>Residential Care (In- House) Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls 5 to below 18 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual abused victims, referred by the DSWD. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post - Residential Care (After- care) Beneficiaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls at the dorm, boarding houses, with their families or foster families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reintegrated girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls who have spent 3 years at CAI Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls and boys from disadvantaged families in the neighboring communities (Passi, San Enrique and Bingawan) </li></ul></ul>
    54. 55. Sponsorship Program
    55. 56. Sponsorship Program
    56. 57. Skills Training and Development
    57. 58. Skills Training and Development
    58. 59. Family Support
    59. 60. Recreational Activities
    60. 61. What does Sponsorship entail? <ul><li>School supplies and payment of miscellaneous and tuition fees of children </li></ul><ul><li>As necessary: Health, psychological and legal expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Each girl from our Rehabilitation Program is supported by 2-3 sponsors. </li></ul><ul><li>Children from the communities are supported by 1 sponsor. </li></ul>
    61. 62. Children’s Follow - Up <ul><li>Chameleon keeps you informed regularly on the sponsored child: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized annual report written by the social workers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ad Hoc based information report </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    62. 63. Sponsorship: Status as of October 2010 <ul><li>Children from different communities (Sponsored Children): </li></ul><ul><li>300 children can go to school and continue their studies (elementary to college) and have access to medical care </li></ul><ul><li>Girls under Residential Care: </li></ul><ul><li>50 girls can go to school </li></ul><ul><li>They have access to medical care, psychological services and legal assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls under Post Residential Care: </li></ul><ul><li>More or less 60 girls can go to school </li></ul><ul><li>They have access to medical care, psychological services and legal assistance. </li></ul>
    63. 64. Advocacy
    64. 65. General Objectives <ul><li>To provide excellent and effective work on the promotion of children’s rights as well as protection of children from any forms of abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>To include and mobilize the duty bearers to respect, protect and stand for the rights of Filipino and any other children. </li></ul><ul><li>To build a strong alliance and mobilize networks and different sectors of society who will support and advance children’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>To generate awareness and understanding of the Convention on the Rights of the Child among different sectors, particularly the children. </li></ul><ul><li>To train a pool of children on creative pedagogy as form of advocacy </li></ul>
    65. 66. Advocacy Program
    66. 67. Advocacy Materials
    67. 68. Advocacy Materials
    68. 69. Child Advocates Program <ul><li>45 sponsored children elected to become “Child Advocates” of Chameleon. </li></ul><ul><li>Tackle Issues and Topics on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic Acts 7610 and 9262 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Rights Convention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training on self- confidence and self- esteem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training on communication and “how to speak in public” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation of the Child Advocates schedule to plan the lectures in school and churches. </li></ul>
    69. 70. Child Advocates
    70. 71. Child Advocates
    71. 72. How to support our action…
    72. 73. Donations <ul><li>Financial support through: </li></ul><ul><li>Online donations </li></ul><ul><li>Check </li></ul><ul><li>Wire Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your donations are allocated to the current projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help the ongoing projects in the Philippines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help the beneficiaries’ families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non- Financial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Supplies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul></ul>
    73. 74. Become a sponsor! <ul><li>Sponsor a child and give him/her the opportunity to go to school.. </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose to become: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Co- sponsor (there are 3 sponsors per girl) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2,100 PHP/ month </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>25,000/ year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor for 1 girl </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75,000 PHP/ year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    74. 75. <ul><li>Become a CAI volunteer and help with the girls’ healing process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Musician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dance enthusiast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports enthusiast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theatre members (actors/directors etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other skills and professions that can help with the healing of our children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achieve your internship with us and have the opportunity to get constructive training with our organization. </li></ul>Volunteer
    75. 76. SPEAK ABOUT US! <ul><li>Advocate for Chameleon and the Protection of Children’s Rights by spreading our words and our works to your family and friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your experience today with your contacts and the rest of the “netizens” via the newfangled media trifecta: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: Chameleon Philippines ( </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: Chameleon_Phil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit our website: </li></ul>Be an Advocate…
    76. 77. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>