Giving Back the Smile to Street Children
Virlanie Foundation is a non-government organization (NGO) reaching out to street children.
It cares for children in need of special protection: abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, poor… Close to 200 staff and volunteers, supported by a network of donors and sponsors, touched the lives of 1,211 street children in 2011.
Founded by French social worker, Dominique Lemay and his Filipino friends, the non-profit foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. Since 1992, Virlanie has helped 14,700 children become responsible and self-sufficient adults.