The SMEC Foundation donated AU$3,240 to a training program for houseparents at the Sunflower Children’s Centre in Baguio City. The program’s objective was to improve the skills and confidence of houseparents in their roles as caregivers. It focused on caring for children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect and provided practical strategies for these caregivers. 52 houseparents from nine centres in Manila and Baguio City, representing 98% of houseparents from these centres, attended the training program. A review, three months later, reported an improvement in the children’s attitude and fewer behavioural problems.