Dr. Tiangco envisions the Love and Hope Children’s Home as a loving home for abused orphans with special needs and disabilities. It aims to provide healthcare management and special education following the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF is a scientific and evidence-based framework developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2001. It outlines how children with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, can be provided with the best health and humanistic care to ensure optimal growth. The ICF highlights the importance of a multi-team approach wherein professionals from different fields of expertise work together in significantly improving the quality of life of a child who has a disability.
The Love and Hope Children’s Home is envisioned not as a mere dormitory that houses children with disabilities. First and foremost, it is a loving home in which healthcare is motivated by love and actualized through the ICF framework. The aim is to improve the children’s quality of life despite their disability.
Having limited financial resources has not stopped the Taiwan Love and Hope International Charity from continuously moving forward to establish the Children’s Home. It is the organization’s philosophy to keep moving forward despite the hurdles it faces. Unwanted and invisible orphans in Taiwanese society need a loving home that genuinely seeks to help them achieve their full potential.