What is House of Hope?


Thank you for dropping by! Bahay ng Pag-Asa (House of Hope) is a Children’s Home and Outreach Centre in Santiago City, Philippines. Founded and run by Nickie Kenning, a volunteer Missionary who has dedicated her life to relieve suffering and poverty.

House of Hope was founded in 1995 when, whilst on holiday in the Philippines, Nickie discovered multiple cases of child abuse. Unable to stand by and allow the abuse to continue, she took it upon herself to rescue the children and bring the perpetrator to justice. It took several years to obtain a conviction but eventually justice was served and the children were safe! The Mission became a registered UK Charity in 2004.

About Our Mission

What The Mission Does

Bahay ng Pag-asa means House of Hope in Filippino. Our Mission is to provide housing, education and medical support to orphans in and around the area of Santiago City, Isabela in the Philippines, and to give medical assistance and general support to anyone identified as being in desperate need. Since it’s foundation, the mission has established an education scholarship programme which has seen numerous children progress from kindergarten right through to university graduates.

Helping To Save Lives

We have provided much needed assistance to hundreds of children and indigent people, and several lives have literally been saved because of our continued presence in the area. Over the years, we have managed to establish good relationships with several doctors, surgeons, nurses, lawyers and other professionals who give their time, talents and even vehicles, freely to assist in our mission. We are eternally grateful to each and every person who has helped Bahay ng Pag-asa become the Charity we see today.

How You Can Help


Twice a year, we come together with fellow singers to hold a choral event at a local church. Almost 60 singers took part in our last Come & Sing. The event raised a fantastic £1200. If you haven’t had a chance to join us for a Come & Sing event, fear not…there is always another one on the way!

Do you have any unwanted stuff that you could sell on Ebay? People are more likely to buy if they know a small percentage is going to Charity! Fancy holding a car boot sale or coming up with an idea for a sponsored event? Whether you are a school or a group or an individual, fundraising can be fun! Click here for inspiration

Easily donate any amount you are able to by using the PayPal buttons on the website. You don’t even need to have a PayPal account as they take credit or debit cards at checkout if required. You can also nominate us as your favourite regular charity. You can also claim extra money back for us with Gift Aid.

Our Latest News


Spring is here and it is time to sing again so… COME & SING HANDEL MESSIAH In Memory of those we have lost and in Thanksgiving! THE METHODIST CHURCH, THE DRIVE, ILFORD IG1 3PP GOOD FRIDAY 15th April 2022 4.00pm REGISTRATION 4.30pm- 6.30pm – CHORAL REHEARSAL 7.30pm – PUBLIC PERFORMANCE £10 SINGERS – including SCORE HIRE


Sad News!   It is with a very, very heavy heart that I must tell you of the sad passing of Jocelyn. Jocelyn came to Bahay ng Pag-asa in 2016 asking for help, she had kidney failure! We supported Jocelyn’s dialysis treatment and medication for five years, we even attempted to get a transplant for her but unfortunately, before we


Help Us To Save Lives by Joining in Our Christmas Balloon Race  2020 has been a very difficult year for us all, not least of all the poor of the Philippines who are not only suffering from the effects of Covid but are now also experiencing devastating typhoons which are causing mass destruction and homelessness. At the moment we are