Greetings from the members of the Board of Stichting Bayanihan!
New Year is not about changing the dates but direction.
It’s not about changing the calendar but commitment.
It’s not about changing the actions but attitude.
On behalf of the Board of Stichting Bayanihan, we wish you a more committed and healthy 2017!
Diana Oosterbeek-Latoza, Founding Chairperson & Social Cultural Worker
New Year is not about changing the dates but direction, it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude.read more
Bayanihan’s 25th year anniversary celebration isn’t over yet! Join us again on November 12th for our annual fundraising activity by rocking the dance floor!read more
On July 2, 2016, Stichting Bayanihan celebrated her 25 years of empowering Filipinas in the Netherlands with the theme, ‘In celebration of the Bayanihan volunteers’.read more
WHY WE ARE HERE
SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANCE
This service ranges from giving practical tips and advice on various issues to intensive guidance and counseling.
We provide emergency assistance to Filipinas who need and ask for immediate and direct help.
Our follow-up support activities ensure continuing guidance and assistance to those who are slowly building their lives after a crisis.
NETWORK & ADVOCACY
We lobby Dutch government institutions, policy-making bodies, trade union federations, welfare and health institutions, the Philippine Embassy in the Netherlands and the Philippine government.
We provide referrals to the different Dutch institutions (e.g lawyers, municipal offices, social workers, shelters, police, etc.), and act as intermediary for the Filipina and the various institutions & individuals.
RESEARCH & INFO DISSEMINATION
This includes but not limited to works such as conducting research and surveys on issues concerning Filipinas in the Netherlands and dissemination of important information relevant to living in the Netherlands, especially on matters pertaining to relevant Dutch laws and institutions.
We conduct different kinds of workshops, training sessions, awareness-raising and information seminars on various topics and issues that are important for the development and integration of the Filipinas in the Netherlands.
Our empowerment programme is informed by a preventive approach to addressing the problems and concerns of the Filipinas.