Many Hands, One Heart – Action Against Human Trafficking

The Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia invites everyone to come and join them in a Musical Cultural Show this September 13, Sunday (there is Mass at 10:00 AM; the show starts at 11:00 AM), for this promotion and fundraising against human trafficking. There will be music, dance and food bursting with Asian flavors and colors!

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An Invitation for Scholarships (limited) of Lay Young People: Institute of Formation – Fondacio Asia (IFFA) for 2015

ALL LOCAL ORDINARIES in the Philippines
Through the kind attention of their DIOCESAN YOUTH DIRECTORS, COORDINATORS and LEADERS
Your Excellencies,
Dear partners in youth ministry,
Greetings in the Lord!
Solid and ongoing formation of our pastoral workers (youth ministers included) is an important need in our Church.  We are grateful to the Lord for the gift of the community Fondacio, which animates and manages the Institute of Formation – Fondacio Asia (IFFA).  This institute accepts lay young people to its program which basically aims to nurture lay leaders for a renewed Church and society in Asia.
The program has been going on for several years already, and has graduated young Asian men and women who have continued to serve in their local churches.  It is our hope that your local church and communities will consider this opportunity of sending lay youth leaders to undergo this program; this is a concrete way of giving flesh to what the “fullest attention and highest priority” which the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines calls us to give to youth ministry, not to mention the focus we ought to give the laity even beyond the Year of the Laity.
To give you more information and help you decide, our friends in IFFA have written us (see below) and also attached pertinent information (see downloads below).  For particulars, they are also happy to be contacted through the contact details they have indicated in the attachments.
We trust that this invitation merits your kind attention.  Grateful for your support for the youth and youth ministry, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Executive Secretary
Episcopal Commission on Youth

Nov 11, 2014


Fr. Conegundo Garganta
Executive Secretary
Episcopal Commission on Youth
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines


Dear Father Kune,

Christ’s peace be with you!


It has been an honor to be invited to share our gifts from IFF Asia (Fondacio Asia) at the National Conference of Youth Ministers 2014.  For this we thank you.


As follow up to the information we have shared with youth ministers at the NCYM, may we request to send through the ECY to the dioceses and youth groups an electronic letter of invitation for them to send applications for IFF Asia’s 2015 Program Year.  We would like to have more young Filipinos in our program and are offering limited scholarships available for deserving Filipino students.


Attached are the following documents:

  1. IFF Asia program brochure
  2. Application Kit for Program year 2015
  3. Endorsement letter from Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi (also IFF Asia Chairperson)

We have extended our application deadline to December 10, 2014 for the Philippines.

We hope you can help us reach out to more dioceses/parishes/youth groups.


Once again, thank you.


Very truly yours,


Alice Tan



Nov 10, 2014

Dear dedicated Youth Directors, Youth Ministers and young people in search,

Christ’s Peace be with you!


We are glad to have met you at the National Conference of Youth Minister (NCYM) 2014 in Aklan three weeks ago.  We hope you have read the brochures we have given and gained interest in the holistic formation and skills training that Fondacio offers to empower young lay ministers in Asia.


The Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia invites applicants from your parish / diocese for IFFAsia’s Program Year 2015 which starts on January 12, 2015.  This is open to young professionals, college graduates and high school graduates.


The  formation program entails a period of 11-months in-house training and formation at the Institute based in Novaliches, Quezon City.  After that, students will undergo a two-year period of full-time or part-time internship with a sending organisation, local Church or community. (A sending organization could be an association, NGO, institute, local community, parish, diocese, Caritas, etc.)


Qualified applicants may apply for SCHOLARSHIP.

Attached are the following documents for your reference:

  1. IFFAsia Program Brochure
  2. Application Kit

For your quick reference:

  1. Process of Application:  page 10
  2. Financial Assistance:  page 11
  3. Requirements for Admission:  Page 12

The deadline for application is December 10, 2014.  Let us know if ever there are documents that you won’t be able to submit in time for this date.

For clarifications and inquiries, please feel free to email me back or call my cell phone number (0927) 492 7826 (Globe) and (0932) 916 0597 (Sun).



Donna Marie Vergara
Radio Veritas Asia Compound
Buick Street, Fairview Park, 1118 Quezon City, Philippines

Tel: +63 2 4284372

Email: Website:




IFF Asia 2015 Application Kit 2015 – Complete Version (3) (1)

IFFAsia Program Brochure-English

Seeds of Change – Action against Human Trafficking

Dear Friends,

Please come and join us in our Asian Food Fest on 21 Sept 2014.

This is a Fundraising event for our Mission Project in Cambodia with the theme: “Seeds of Change – Action against Human Trafficking”

Our students from 7 countries will be cooking their delicious dishes and sharing their cultures through stories, songs, dance, etc.

Reserve your vouchers for this Food Fest by contacting us through the given number in the flyer.

Thank you for your support and prayers for the success of this event.


From: Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia




Fondacio Asia News Bulletin

Fondacio wishes to be, in community spirit, “the presence of Christ to the world”.

Fondacio Asia

To download News Bulletin of Fondacio Asia,  pls. click on this link: Fondacio Asia Bulletin February 2014 Edition

To know more abour Fondacio Asia, click on this link: Fondacio Asia

19 January 2014 – IFFAsia Launching Mass

The Institute of Formation, Fondacio Asia (IFFAsia), a school of Discipleship-Mission for young adults and lay in Asia, will launch their new batch of students for the School Year 2014 on Sunday, 19 January 2014.
2014 Launching Mass Invitation
For more information, please visit IFFAsia

Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia

Fondacio Asia

“Sharing hope and collaborate with others to build a better world.” With this vision, Fondacio’s journey began in Asia through the birth of the two communities in Philippines and Malaysia in 1981. Today, Fondacio works with people and organisations in 10 countries in Asia.

IFFAsia is accepting applicants for the School Year 2014. The deadline for the application is on 30 September 2013.

Cover Letter

For English Course Application Form and Kit: IFF Asia Application Kit 2014-Contents
For Programs and Courses offered: IFFAsia Brochure
For more details, pls. visit: IFFAsia