AST NEWS ... of Alouette Foundation of the Philippines
on its activity (october 2016)
AFPI communicated us the Annual report School Year 2015-2016
and the Work plan School Year 2016-2017.
The annual report is very complete and gives a precise idea of the actions
of AFPI in the Philippines.
A wonderful solidarity
action (February 2012)
Last October, a documentary broadcast on Arte TV relayed the painful situation
of the Ponciano family, living on Palawan Island: one of their daughters,
Irene, who will be 10 years old next April, is suffering since her birth
a neurological disease called "Cerebral Palsy", for which no
cure is unfortunately possible. Her condition could, however, be improved
by helping her to keep standing through the installation of splints.
Looking at that documentary, a French family, living in the Cantal Department,
was very moved by the fate of this girl. Then, seeking a way to help her,
they discovered Association Alouette and asked its President
Bernard Pierquin whether he could find Irene in Palawan.
Bernard’s research succeeded: he managed to locate Irene.
Thus, through Alouette Foundation, this French family could send
a gift that will improve the young Irene’s life, especially to allow
her going to school, where she is very well studying.
Thanks a lot for this generous initiative.
A TV for the young
girls of the Palawan Center (Christmas 2011)
For Christmas, the President of Association Alouette had launched an appeal
for donations in order to buy a TV to be provided to the Palawan Residential
Center for abused girls. Our members have responded generously (through
sales, donations, ...) and the TV is now in place for the young girls'
a lot to all those who allowed this beautiful and fast implementation.
A walk against the
sexual exploitation of children (by Bernard Pierquin)
A walk against the sexual exploitation of children (pornography,
cybersex, child trafficking, etc…) was organized in Cebu
on August 26th, 2011.
“I requested Alouette Foundation’s team to become fully involved
in this event as all of the sectors of Cebu’s society would be present
(the police, justice officials, teachers, NGOs and others…).
This was a good move as, from the outset, our children were in the headlines:
they were photographed everywhere and filmed by TV cameras. The event
can be followed in the media in the days to come
Note that the 2nd photo (on the right) made
the headlines of a local newspaper.
This was followed by a conference in the main room of Cebu’s town
hall. I ensured that our children were on the front rows. They were the
only ones to make a presentation (a show). Firstly they did a very good
performance of a dance which was then followed by a drama (a made up play)
which featured sexual exploitation and the different types of abuse perpetrated
against children. I took advantage of this to take the microphone and
officially present the project in front of an audience of more than 500
people. It must be noted that Cordova became infamous due to a case of
cybersex (10 families were involved) which made the headlines in the Filipino
It was thus important that I restore the good name of Cordova
– and especially that of the children and families of the town
– in the eyes of the world…
We won the
gamble! They were the stars of the day."
to live in the slums By
Karl Wilson on Oct 16, 2009
An article about Bernard Pierquin was published on SpyBiz
by Karl Wilson, AFP Director, on Oct 16, 2009.
Look at the article
Other pages are available in French.