History

Omnicom Return

Omnicom Team 2019 from Dubai visited Rehoboth from March 30-31, 2019. They spent time finding out about the work of Rehoboth, enjoying various group activities including arts, crafts, designing new garden signs and making bottleblocks. They also went on some home visits.

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RCHT Chairman Visits Rehoboth

In February, Philip & Jenny Thompson visited Rehoboth for just over two weeks and were able to help out in a variety of ways including tutorials, devotions, Sunday service and Sunday school, bible games and crafts. They went on home and school visits and Philip, as RCHT Chairman, was able to attend a BOD meeting.

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Welcome Back to Ben Ince

From January 18 to February 1, Ben Ince from Hardwick Evangelical Church visited Rehoboth for a couple of weeks to volunteer in a variety of areas in the Home including teaching tutorials, publicity material, website, photography and making videos.

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Open House and Appreciation Dinner

On December 9, 2018 including the re-launching of the 100 Club with opportunity to visit the Eco-learning farm, share a meal together and enjoy some music, dancing, testimonies and updates about Rehoboth.

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Upcycling & Sustainability

In October 2018, Fiona Thomson returned to Rehoboth for a second visit to specifically help with the development of our income generating projects with training sessions on different ‘upcycling’ ideas. She worked with small groups of staff and residents helping them to explore new products especially in the area of accessories.

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Jordan Family Visit

In July 2018, Mark & Joel Jordan from Godmanchester Baptist Church visited Rehoboth for two weeks to help out in various ways. They involved themselves in practical tasks, tutoring the residents, assisting with devotions and contributing to the music ministry amongst other things.

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Hardwick Evangelical Church Visit

In April 1-13, 2018, a group visited from the UK from Hardwick Evangelical Church. A number of the group were sponsors and enjoyed meeting their sponsored child. They brought lots of art and craft activities, played games, taught guitar and piano lessons and conducted an all-age holiday club for the residents.

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Omnicom Media Group Visit

In March 2018, a new partnership was established with Omnicom Media Group in Dubai. A team of 6 visited Rehoboth and after an orientation and guided tour of the Home spent time getting to know the children. They played games, read books and conducted some computer lessons. They now sponsor 3 of our beneficiaries and have contributed financially to a number of projects.

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Farewell to Jackie Guan

In November 2017, we said goodbye to Jackie Guan, our 4th US Peace Corps volunteer, who returned to the US after working at Rehoboth for just over two years. She contributed in many different ways, working with the staff, residents, REAP students and in the community.

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Seaton Send a Second Team

On October 18, 2017 a second mission team came to Rehoboth from Seaton Community Church in Aberdeen. A 14-strong team led by Pastor Barry Douglas volunteered in a variety of ways including working in the garden and facilitating art, crafts and games. They also led ministry sessions with the children and young people and joined us for our annual R&R, including an overnight stay at the beach.

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Eco-Fishpond Revival

From April to August 2017 our Eco-Isdaan (eco-fishpond) was revived after receiving a grant through the US Peace Corps Partnership Program from Dr. David Adams, a retired physical therapist from the US. The fishpond was repaired by cementing and waterproofing, and then filled with baby tilapia.

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RCHI’s Executive Director Visits UK

In April, 2017, RCHI’s Executive Director, Mrs. Amelia Tuquero, visited the UK to share in Rehoboth’s 35th anniversary celebrations in the UK. The celebration was held on April 22, 2017 as part of the annual get together of friends and supporters of Rehoboth. She was able to meet many supporters and sponsors of Rehoboth and speak at a number of meetings.

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Farmers’ Field Study (FFS)

From January to April, 2017, the Eco-Learning Farm was the venue for the Farmers’ Field Study (FFS) – an initiative of RCHI, with the support of the Provincial Agriculture Office, Camiling, Municipal Agriculture Office, TAU and DSWD Pantawid Program. 16 sessions were held to educate the participants on organic vegetable farming with 12 staff, 38 Pantawid beneficiaries and 2 villagers.

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Rehoboth’s 35th Anniversary

On October 29, 2016, Rehoboth celebrated its 35th anniversary at Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), Continuing Education Center (CEC). Including the visitors from the UK, we were delighted to see some Rehoboth alumni, local business contacts, TAU professors and faculties, DSWD and LGU support, PNP and many more friends and supporters. A varied program of dances, songs, special testimonies and presentations were made, food was served and IGPs sold to raise money for the Home.

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UK Group Visit

In October 2016, a group from the UK including Connie Andrews, co-founder of Rehoboth, visited the Home for 12 days. The group included other RCHT trustees and sponsors, and they spent 12 days doing different activities with the staff and children. They painted a new mural on the wall at the girls’ house and attended the 35th anniversary celebrations.

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Pastor Juanito Luzano

Pastor Juanito Luzano sadly passed away on May 16 2016. Pastor Luzano together with his wife and Connie and Vernon Andrews founded Rehoboth Children’s Home, Inc. in 1981. For 35 years Pastor Luzano faithfully served Rehoboth, trusting God for all that he needed to do his work. He remained on the Board of Directors until his death, wanting to do whatever he could to serve at the Home.

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Logos Hope

In June 2015, a group of 8 international volunteers came to RCHI for 2 days to work on a variety of practical jobs including painting the roof of the girls’ house and making a stone footpath into the garden. A trip was also made to Subic Bay to visit the ship “Logos Hope” where the team of volunteers came from.

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Seaton Mission Team

In October 2015, 15 members of Seaton Community Church in Aberdeen, Scotland visited Rehoboth for 9 days on a mission team visit. They served in a variety of ways including working in the garden, painting the new ELC kitchen, CR, and resource room and doing holiday clubs with the children.

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“Run For Rehoboth” Fun Run

In 2014, Rehoboth hosted its first annual “Run for Rehoboth” Fun Run in partnership with Tarlac Agricultural University. All funds raised from the Fun Run will be used to continue and develop projects in the Eco-Learning Farm. Since 2014, the Fun Run has been an annual event.

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Eco-Learning Center

In 2013, with funding from the Captain Planet Foundation, RCHI started constructing the Eco-Learning Center (ELC) entirely out of bottle blocks. A bottle block is a one liter plastic bottle filled with non-biodegradable trash compacted until it is as hard like a brick or a hollow block as they are called in the Philippines. Our ELC has been a model for our waste segregation advocacy. Over 5,000 collected bottle blocks were used to build a 5-meter by 7-meter model ELC on the site of RCHI’s Eco-Learning Farm. The ELC was inaugurated in July…

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Best NGO in Region 3

In 2013, Rehoboth was awarded as the “Best NGO in Region 3” through the Salamat Po Award given by DSWD.

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Visit from US Ambassador and Washington D.C.

Selected Rehoboth staff and residents were chosen to travel to Washington D.C. for Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary Celebration. They took part in the Smithsonian Festival where they showcased their skills in dancing the Tinikling, cooking Filipino food and teaching Filipino games. Prior to their travel, the US Ambassador to the Philippines at the time, Mr. Harry K. Thomas, Jr., visited RCHI.

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One Hundred Club

The One Hundred Club is a local sponsorship program started by RCHI Executive Director, Ms. Amelia Tuquero in 2011 to support the education needs of all Rehoboth children and young people.

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1st LGU Accreditation

In March 2011, RCHI received its first LGU accreditation. LGU accreditation is recognition that our programs and services have met minimum standards as set by the local government units.

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Pantawid Pamiliyang Pilipino Program

In 2011, RCHI began conducting the Family Development sessions for the Pantawid Pamiliyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Brgy. Sta. Maria and Cabanabaan. This is part of RCHI’s contribution to the community as a civic society organization.

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Eco-Learning Farm

Our Eco-Learning Farm (ELF)  was established in 2010. It is a half a hectare sized horticulture garden, demonstrating the organic way of farming vegetables, herbs, ornamentals, small and big fruit-bearing trees as well as forest trees. Our mission is to sustain eco-friendly demonstrations of appropriate technologies in organic food production, livelihood skills training,…

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Tarlac Agricultural University

In 2010, Rehoboth began its partnership with the Tarlac Agricultural University. This partnership includes one-on-one tutorials with Education students, partnership and support for events, shared resources and expertise, and much more.

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1st DSWD Accreditation

In 2008, RCHI received its first DSWD accreditation. DSWD accreditation is recognition that our programs and services have met minimum standards as set by the government.

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Rehoboth Education Assistance Program

In 2008, RCHI established the Rehoboth Education Assistance Program (REAP) with 5 scholars. REAP offers educational assistance to local families who are unable to send their children to school or college for financial reasons. REAP scholars are given financial support to continue their studies but remain living with their families within their local communities.

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U.S. Peace Corps

Rehoboth began its partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps in 2008. The Peace Corps is a U.S. government organization that seeks to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling 3 goals: 1) to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers, 2) to help promote better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and 3) to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. There have been 4 Peace Corps Volunteers placed at RCHI since 2008.

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Playground and Covered Court built

In 2006, the playground and covered court at the boys house was built in memory of Dr. Jon Fasham, a young supporter of Rehoboth who died following an accident.

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UK Volunteers

  In 2005, Ms. Kathryn Thompson arrives at Rehoboth as a fulltime overseas volunteer. Ms. Thompson spends 10 months of the year in the Philippines and the remaining 2 months in the UK. Since her arrival, there have 6 short term volunteers from the UK who have served at Rehoboth.

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Resource Room and Library built

In 2005, the old rice mill was rebuilt and turned into our resource room and library. The resource room is used for tutorials, meetings, and special events.

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Amelia L. Tuquero becomes Executive Director

  In 2004, Pastor Luzano steps down as Executive Director of RCHI and is replaced by his daughter, Ms. Amelia L. Tuquero.

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READLANI Membership

  In 2003, RCHI became registered and licensed by DSWD. DSWD license and registration signifies that RCHI is operating legally as a social welfare and development agency under DSWD.

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1st batch of college graduates

  Rehoboth graduates its first batch of college students in 1992. There were 4 residents in the first graduating batch.

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Rehoboth Children’s Home Trust established

  In 1991, the Rehoboth Children’s Home Trust (RCHT) is established as a charity in the UK. RCHT has a Board of Trustees in the UK who support the work of RCHI in the Philippines. RCHT organizes friends and supporters in an independent organization with its own board and programs. They rent no office and all work and activities is done on a volunteer basis, which means that almost 100% of all funds generated goes straight into Rehoboth’s programs and services in the Philippines.

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Muñoz home opened

  The home at Muñoz, Nueva Ecija started in 1989. Eleanor was one of the house parents who later married Juvy.  In May 1998 Juvy and Eleanor with two children and 16 youngsters moved to Sta Maria.  There were two homes ‘in separate buildings in the village’.

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Isabela home opened

The home at Isabela started in 1986 with Pastora Ruth Francisco and her sister Rebecca as house parents with 6 children one of whom was Grace Culso, who later became a houseparent in the Sta. Maria house. In 1994 it amalgamated with Sta Maria.

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Rehoboth is SEC registered and the RCHI Board of Directors is established

In 1983, RCHI was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Philippines. SEC is an agency of the Government of the Philippines responsible for regulating the securities industry in the Philippines. In addition to its regulatory functions, the SEC also maintains the country’s company register.

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Rehoboth started

Rehoboth started its operation in 1981 following a visit to the Philippines from the UK by Vernon and Connie Andrews. It was established in partnership with Pastor Juanito Luzano and his wife, Ledobina Luzano, who were the first houseparents. Since then, RCHI has provided residential care to children classified as orphaned, abandoned, neglected, and other children…

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