Ms. Teresita L. Silva
Founder and President Emeritus

Ms. Silva is the founder of Childhope Philippines and continues to be involved in the
organization’s activities as its advisor and President Emeritus. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Catholic University of America. When she returned home, she rendered consultancy services to different social development institutions which include UNICEF, Christian Children’s Fund, UN Division for the Advancement of Women, UNESCO, International Institute for the Rights of the Child, World Health Organization, Save the Children Fund USA and ADB. She served as Director and/or Program Head for National Council for Social Development, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Philippine Business for Social Progress. Ms Silva also serves as the current President and Executive Director of FCED Foundation and is a Managing Board Member of Tahanan Sta. Luisa Crisis Intervention Center.