change language
you are in: home - news newslettercontact uslink

Support the Community


Youth and elderly in Manila

Teen agers of the Raibow Country, youth movement of the Community of Sant'Egidio, had a two days course on the service to elderly. A visit in Tayuman

printable version

The formation course entitled "Old Age is a Gift" was attended by teenagers coming from two cities such as Quezon City and Cainta.
It was the first time of reflection on the elderly to take place in Tayuman, Manila. The day started with a morning visit in the elderly house in the atmosphere of joy and deep friendship that showed the beauty and excitement of the elderly to see new faces and meet new and young friends. A happy day spent with chatting, singing and serving them.

After a good lunch, the youth had the course in understanding the life of old people. They learned to appreciate more about life of the old people as they shared on the life and changes of elderly and their condition and poverty which are sometimes left behind and abandoned in institutions. It was a learning filled day and the youth had able to share their encounter and experience with the elderly.  
The Community of Sant Egidio in the Philippines started visiting more than 80 elderly people living in the Misssionary house of St. Therese in Tayuman, Manila. The friendship grows more as the years go by. Truly, the community help us to bring back dignity and life of the old people as our eyes become open to see them and cheer to them " Long Live the Elderly".

 Clik on the photos to enlarge them

Un momento di incontro prima delle lezioni Iniziano le lezioni
La visita nell'istituto di Tayuman Inizia la visita!
La foto conclusiva con la consegna degli attestati di partecipazione

January 18 2018

Elderly: the creation of a Minister for Loneliness in the United Kingdom is an alarm bell

IT | EN | ES | DE
September 15 2017

Let's open #pathsofpeace for Mindanao. Homily of Card. Quevedo at prayer with Sant'Egidio

July 11 2017

Benin: Sant'Egidio opens in Savé a Family House for elderly in need

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | ID
July 10 2017

Summer of solidarity: Moscow's elderly in vacation with homeless friends. WATCH THE PHOTOGALLERY

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA
March 7 2017

Let this March 8 be a feast for #allthewomen. Find more....

IT | EN | ES | FR
February 27 2017

Message of Sant'Egidio to the Launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission

all the news
March 13 2018

Flucht, Abi, Studium

February 7 2018

L'Italia già «casa comune». Anziani e badanti, la forza di un abbraccio di debolezze

January 26 2018
Il Mattino di Padova

«Il dolore è lingua che accomuna»

January 24 2018
La Stampa

Apre il centro sociale a Sant’Andrea: “Una casa accogliente per tutti”

January 18 2018

Ministero per la solitudine: Comunità Sant’Egidio, “problema da non sottovalutare”. Servono “reti di protezione” e “alleanze tra generazioni”

December 21 2017
La Stampa

Villaggio Dalmazia. Una struttura per gli anziani

all press releases
January 25 2018 | PADUA, ITALY

Convegno ''La città del noi, una proposta per Padova''

October 29 2014

DOJ to co-host int'l meeting of justice ministers

October 29 2014
The Philstar

‘No justice without life’”

October 29 2014

Aquino gov’t remains opposed to death penalty

October 29 2014

1st Asia Pacific Dialogue: NO JUSTICE WITHOUT LIFE Closing Ceremony, it was a success!

go to no death penalty

1st Asia Pacific Congress on Human Rights and Respect for the Dignity of Life - Speech of Mario Marazziti

all documents


1065 visits

1315 visits
all the related media