KC Concepcion, daughter of famed Philippine celebrity Sharon Cuneta, visits the Virlanie foundation in Makati City. This charitable institution which she is planning to help gives her a very warm welcome. Being a famous celebrity herself, the young ladies and children look up to her as a role model. It was a very inspirational experience to the community of Virlanie.
Virlanie Foundation was the vision of frenchman Mr. Dominique Lemay. He set up the institution in1992 in Makati City in partnership with Filipino social workers.
Its first program was a home for teenagers. Since then, Virlaniehas grown to 12 homes and now cares for more than 300 children aged 0-18 yeas old who are abandoned, neglected, abused, just relesed from jail and/or under-privileged.
The series of photos are from an assignment for Marie Claire Philippines October 2006.
Photographs by ©Paolo Picones
2006 All rights reserved.