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Families in the Holy Spirit Sharing Christ’s Transforming Love with the Poor
Answering the Cry of the Poor
The Head Office is currently located at #156 20th Avenue Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
ANCOP’s efforts revolve around transforming, materially and spiritually the:
ANCOP has two major programs:
- Community Development
Community Development is one of the two major projects aimed at directly helping the poor. The program organizes, develops and empowers a community where a poor child and his family can live in decent surroundings to experience life grounded on Christian values, respect and practices.
The following are the programs under Community Development:
a) Shelter – Builds ANCOP Communities by providing housing and common facilities for the poor through multi-sectoral partnerships.
b) Livelihood – Provides the necessary training and/or economic opportunities to become employees, producers, contractors, business partners, savers and investors through sustainable livelihood programs.
c) Health – ANCOP Health aims to support and promote a culture of health consciousness in poor communities by advocating and implementing good health practices such as hygiene, nutrition and preventive health care leading to a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.
d) Technical and Vocational Education and Training – partners with different organizations specializing in Technical and Vocational courses like Don Bosco One TVET Philippines and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to upskill/reskill vulnerable segments of society to enhance productivity and help address poverty.
ANCOP promotes and implements:
- Community Based Health Care
- Hygiene and Sanitation
- Proper Nutrition
- Medical/Surgical Missions
- Calamity/Relief Operations
ANCOP’s Education program is aimed to educate poor children. ANCOP believes that education of the poor child and his family is key to poverty alleviation.
Educational Sponsorship Program (ESP)
ESP is a one on-one-sponsorship by a donor partner to a poor child or youth, pre-qualified from the funded communities of the Ancop donor network and CFC Ancop covered areas/target groups.
ESP funding assistance is provided to Elementary, High School and College/Technical/Vocational students. The ESP is funded by Ancop individual or corporate sponsors in the Philippines and by the Ancop Global Walk, other Ancop partners supporting ESP local and international including non-government organizations, academe, parishes and archdiocese.
Cornerstone is a church of the Poor Couples for Christ (CFC) Partnership Program for Education. It has two levels, one for Elementary and another one for High School. The Elementary Program aims to reach out to slow readers in elementary children in public schools through Reading Tutorials and Values Formation. The High School Program aims to reach out to High School leaders through Christian leadership and Values Formation. Family support is provided through the Parenting Formation. The Cornerstone Program is consistent with the core mission of CFC to bring Christ’s transforming love to families and the poor. The very name Cornerstone refers to Christ Himself (Mark 12:10-11).
At the moment, ANCOP does not fund scholarships abroad.
No, while ANCOP is the social justice arm of a Catholic lay community, we are open to help anyone in need, regardless of religion or creed.
Those who become beneficiaries of our programs—whether ESP, community development, or the disaster and calamity response—may need to undergo our values formation, we do not force anyone to receive baptism into the Catholic faith.
We, however, take the Great Commission seriously and believe that the greatest charity we can show to anyone is to help share to them the one true Catholic faith passed on to us by the apostles from Jesus Christ.
As of 2020, a new direction of ANCOP has been to specifically reach out to members of the Couples for Christ community who may themselves be in need of our programs, provided they meet the pre-set qualifications.
What the logo means
The logo illustrates that ANCOP is very much aligned with the work of CFC. The program under ANCOP are to be implemented based on the core values of CFC – Pro God, Pro Family, Pro Life and Pro Poor, with the key principle that Christ is the center of the work and must be proclaimed in word and in deed.
This represents primary objective is to provide optimal living conditions for the poor in a safe and clean environment.
This represents our advocacy for quality education for children in hopes of helping them fulfill their dreams of a better life.
This represents how CFC is pro-family and we fulfill the mission of building the Church of the Home.
This represents the unity that binds Family Ministries in this endeavor of uplifting the lives as well as our unity with the Catholic Church.
This represents how we are moved by the Holy Spirit and empowered to act now.
The Color Green
This color represents CFC’s commitment to care for the environment and all God’s creation.
This represents the global network of ANCOP and CFC.
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