CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION, INC.
The Center for Community Transformation, Inc. (CCT, Inc.) is the anchor of all community-based and socioeconomic programs across all ministries of the CCT Group. It integrates CCT services in 176 areas of operations, including 23 community centers nationwide. The ministry incubates new initiatives benefiting farmers, fisherfolk, savings groups, disaster and armed conflict survivors, communities-at-large and the new overseas Filipino workers sector. It is also revitalizing the Community Mobilization and Convergence (volunteerism) program.
Visions of Hope Foundation, Inc. (VOH) is CCT’s ministry arm dedicated to serve and aid underprivileged Filipino children and youth. Devoted to breaking the generational cycle of poverty, VOH operates residential facilities that welcome children who were neglected, abandoned, orphan, former street-dwellers, tribal children and children at-risk–providing for them a safe haven. It also operates Kinabookasan Student Centers that unlock and nurture the God-given gifts of every Filipino youth. VOH also mobilizes resources for its various programs and social services. Above all, VOH dreams to one day see these children live and embrace their God-given purpose, reach their full potential, and ignite their passion, leading them to become productive citizens of the country.
VISIONS OF HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The CCT-Visions of Hope Christian School envisions to positively impact today’s generation of marginalized children by imparting education and sharing God’s love to Filipino children. It operates six (6) kindergartens, two (2) elementary schools for tribal children, community health clinics, as well as the Alternative Learning System (ALS). It also sends children ready for formal K-12 schooling to partner public schools. Integrated into the children’s education are programs that include the Brigada Bata (Boys’ Brigade), sports, culture, music and the arts. It also introduces the children to an entrepreneurial mindset through its savings groups and livelihood development programs.
The Kaibigan Ministry aims to restore the dignity of street dwelling persons as individuals created in the image of God. The ministry’s broad range of programs and services are meant to assimilate street dwellers, referred to as Kaibigan (Filipino word for friend), back into mainstream society. These include street feeding, Bible studies, counseling, health care, family reunification, insurance, educational assistance, livelihood and skills training, and resettlement. It runs the Kaibigan Community Center in Pasay City where street dwellers may drop in to use toilet, bath and laundry facilities. It is developing the Kaibigan Village in Cabanatuan City to be a place where individuals who used to be homeless will have a stable means of income, and a place to nurture their families.
The Kaibigang Maaasahan Multi-purpose Cooperative (KMMC) is the first Philippine cooperative founded, composed of and managed by former street dwellers. It sustains the KMI’s goal of bringing street people back to mainstream society. Member-workers are formed into fellowship and savings groups and are provided with manpower service and agribusiness skills training. Male youth and household heads are trained in construction skills and deployed to CCT and private construction projects. KMMC operates the 23-hectare Kaibigan Village in Cabanatuan City, a resettlement area for former street dwellers where deserving families are given the custodial ownership of 500-square meter farm lots for their residence and agricultural cultivation.
The CCT Training & Development Institute (TDI) is an institution that managers and full–time development workers of CCT attend to enhance their managerial and technical competence. It also trains microfinance beneficiaries, heads of poor households, out-of-school youth, cooperative leaders and trainees from peer institutions. It offers Technical-Vocational Education in Basic Construction Skills with TESDA certification, Microfinance Operations and Management Training, Entrep-Eskwela grassroots enterprise training, Cooperative Education, Transformative Economic Empowerment (TEE), Biz (Business) Basics, Missional Business Training, Voters’ Education, Creation Care, Lead like Jesus, and the Cultural Redemption Series, among other faith-based programs.
The Covenant Community Multipurpose Cooperative (CCMC) hopes to create a working culture that is Christ-centered and people-oriented. It organizes factory workers into CCMC cooperatives in principal client factories engaged in garments, steel pipe, and food ingredients manufacturing and agribusiness. It enrolls member-workers in government social security, health insurance and housing programs, trains them in alternative livelihood skills, and encourages the formation of workers’ groups, retail businesses and social enterprises. CCMC has a Damayan Fund for workers’ assistance in times of crisis, a Covenant Care Ministry for the infirm, and the Ugnayan Peacemaker Program for the promotion of industrial peace.
CCT-TINDAHAN PARA SA BAYAN, INC.
The CCT Tindahan para sa Bayan is the hub of for-profit enterprises established as sustainability mechanisms for ministries in the CCT Group. It serves as the steward of these ventures by providing discipleship and business mentoring to managers and entrepreneurs. As needed, Tindahan also extends capital for setting up business partnerships or investments.
CCT CREDIT COOPERATIVE
The CCT Credit Cooperative implements a microfinance program for micro-entrepreneurs, landless and small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, and other agricultural and informal service workers. It disciples and forms them into Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SCAs) and Bible Study Fellowship Groups. Members of these groups, called community partners may avail of business loans, growth enterprise loans (GEL), asset acquisition loans, educational loans, company-based loans, agricultural loans, boat loans and emergency loans, health care, insurance, business mentoring and market linkage.
JEHOVAH JIREH CREDIT COOPERATIVE
The Jehovah Jireh Credit Cooperative (JJ) looks after the financial and general well-being of ministry workers and workers of peer Christian organizations, providing them with needed assistance in times of crisis, sickness and other emergencies. Members avail of regular membership loans, immediate loans, educational loans, housing loans, medical consultation and hospitalization services, membership in the Damayan Fund, disability benefits, and death and burial assistance.
CCT MINISTRY AMONG TRIBESPEOPLE, INC.
The CCT Ministry among Tribespeople, Inc. (CMAT) ministers to the Tinguian, Aeta, Mangyan, Tao’t Bato, Konoy, Batak, Tagbanua, Blaan, T’boli, Manobo, Badjao, Bagobo and Subanon tribal communities. The ministry aims to redeem their culture, instill among them a strong sense of cultural identity and usher them toward Christlikeness. It forms family members into savings and fellowship groups, and provides training in manpower, utility and hospitality services for job placement at the Malungon Retreat and Training Center. The ministry likewise works for the preservation of tribespeople’s indigenous skills and crafts through the holding of seminars in bead making, bamboo furniture crafting and musical instrument making.
CCT MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION INC.
The CCT Mutual Benefit Association (MBA) provides life and accident insurance as well as retirement benefits to the management and staff, development workers, church workers, corporate members and community partners of the CCT Group. It addresses the growing needs of its stakeholders, giving them a wider scope of benefits and instilling a spirit of brotherhood and shared accountability among members. It ensures access to resources by actively involving its members in the management of the association, the professionalization of its services, research and development and technical operations.
CCT COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP INC.
The CCT Community Fellowship, Inc. (CFI) is the spiritual development ministry that plants community churches and spreads God’s Word through evangelism and discipleship, retreats, evangelistic camps, and leadership training of household members and youth. It works with the CCT Ministers Association of the Philippines that equips pastors with theological education so they could develop the spiritual nurturing of fellowship groups, organize couples’ and singles’ retreats and preside over Christian weddings and church governance.
Working with CCT Community Fellowship, Inc., the CCT Ministers Association of the Philippines (CMAP) is the association of pastors and church workers under the CCT Group. CMAP is devoted to intentional discipleship. Following its inception in March 2016, it partnered with World Discipleship Association, Inc. in an initiative to roll out discipleship programs across CCT ministries nationwide.
KABAYANIHAN COMPANY LIMITED
The Kabayanihan Company Limited aims to address the pressing issues faced by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families—vulnerability to illegal recruiters, human traffickers, abusive employers, and children who are prone to feeling alone and abandoned. Initially, the ministry plans to pilot a savings group in Hong Kong, set up OFW Help Desk Centers in CCT branches, and gather OFW family members into fellowship groups and connect them with local churches.
CCT WORKING HANDS MINISTRY, INC.
CCT Working Hands Ministry, Inc., which spun off from the Covenant Community Multipurpose Cooperative’s Love and Care Ministry, was established to help improve the quality of the lives of workers and their families through relationship building, financial and commodities assistance, retreats, and training.