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Alouette's story
The Alouette Foundation was founded in 1991, in the Philippines, by Bernard Pierquin. Mr. Pierquin, a social work executive, was formerly the director of a rehabilitation center for marginalized juveniles. This work experience and his personal beliefs led him to share his life with the people of the Malibay shantytowns (Pasay City, Manila) for two years. The two years he spent there enabled him to really comprehend the needs of these people, and to realize that the most urgent requirement involved educating the children.

The French Association
Alouette Association is a non-profit association, governed by the French Act of 1901. It is independent of any philosophical, religious or political opinions.

Its main objectives are:

  • To set up development actions in countries with populations in difficulty;
  • To assist individuals or groups in difficult situations with their specific requirements;
  • To defend and promote all actions aiming towards achieving these goals.

The Association’s existence is based on voluntary work

The Presidency is assured by Colette Demeure and the Vice-presidency by Marie-Noëlle Dupuis.
The General Secretary is assured by Franck Pithois. The Secretarial department is the compulsory link with the members for the management of the sponsorings.
The accounting is taken care by the Treasurer Bernard Descoubes and the added Treasurer Joëlle Depuiset.

The responsibilities of geographical antennas are confided in : Anouk Blanchard for Portet-sur-Garonne, Bernadette Martinon for Périgueux, Bernard Coulon for Créteil and Denis Génin for Nancy - Grand Est.

The Board is composed of 13 members, among whom 5 members of the Office. See Organization chart arrow-R-b.gif (119 bytes)

Particular missions were attributed :

- Monitoring of projects : Marie-Noëlle Dupuis
- Translations : Marie-Noëlle Dupuis
- Management of the sponsorings : Franck Pithois and Anouk Blanchard
- Writing and distribution of the Chant de l'Alouette : Colette Demeure and Bernard Muller
- Management of the OJT and the volunteers : Nadège Deladoeuille
- Updating of the page Facebook Alouette Association : Colette Demeure
- Updating of the web site Alouette Association : Bernard Descoubes
- Collection of the interviews of the OJT and the volunteers : Myriam Hay

Furthermore, hard-working and motivated members are involved in actions whose aim is to raise funds and find new sponsors.

Alouette Association works in partnership with various organizations, associations and enterprises :

Ambassade de France aux Philippines, Association Harmonie et Santé (Charentes-Maritimes), Association Le Bidoule (Meuse), Association Hawak Kamay (Région Parisienne), Entreprise Manaty (Dijon).

Today Alouette Foundation is active in the Philippines, where Abraham Mang-Usan directly supervise implemented projects. In order to achieve this objective it was set up a local relay foundation in 1993: the Alouette Foundation of The Philippines Inc. This is also non-profit making foundation.
Alouette Foundation signed with Alouette Association an agreement of good use of funds collected for the benefit of the children in difficulty of the Philippines. See Agreement arrow-R-b.gif (119 bytes)

Alouette Foundation of the Philippines Inc.
Based to Malibay, Pasay City, Alouette Foundation is led by Abraham Mang-Usan and Irene Anacay. The Philippine team, supervised by a Board, is distributed on several sites and consists of 9 persons: 1 executive director, 1 administrative officer, 4 social workers, 1 surrogate mother, 1 bookkeeper and 1 housekeeper. See Organization chart arrow-R-b.gif (119 bytes)

  • over 1000 children in school at the beginning of each academic year, by sponsoring and Education Assistance Program (EAP),
  • Micro-loans to families enabling them to start up small businesses,
  • Medical assistance,
  • A Care center for abused girls (Palawan),
  • Actions in the provinces: Dolores (Quezon Province) - Pozzoburio (Pangasinan) – (Baguio City), Bengued - Bontoc (Mountain Province) - San Antonio (Abra) - Iwahig, Penal colony & Luzviminda (Palawan) - Banged (Aboa), Cordova (Cebu), Talisay (Batangas).

    Alouette Foundation of the Philippines Inc. works in partnership with various international organizations and associations :
    Order of Malta (Philippines), Assisi Foundation (Philippines), Friends of Alouette International (USA), Chance for Growth (Germany).

    Other partners accompanied Alouette Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.:
    Embassy of Philippines in France, Petites Sœurs de l'Assomption, Fondation de France, Fondation Alliance, le Conseil Régional d'Ile de France, le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Assuronline Holding, Aumonerie Philippine en France, Association Scouts et Guides de France (Loire).

    Sound video (Rudy Force - Elise Doutreleau - 2009 ) :
    click below on the right for full screen, in the center to start, below on the left to stop ( possible HD)

    Young volunteers worked on this trumblr.
    Click on the link to see photos : alouetteworld.tumblr.com

Partner websites
Alouette Foundation is referenced on the following websites:

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About Bernard Pierquin
"SpyBiz" 16 oct. 2009
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The actual situation
in the Philippines
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