The Shepherd’s Arms Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation in Bohol, Philippines that exists to care for disadvantaged children, empower communities to lift them out of poverty and help them realise God’s promises for them.

Our motivation

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in”. Matthew 25:35

Our location

We are located in the beautiful island of Panglao, Bohol, Philippines, home to the Chocolate Hills and the world famous Tarsier.

Our history

Sixteen years ago, the founders, Martin and Amy Lamb, purchased a piece of land covered in overgrown scrub with the view of building a home for themselves. Designs were drawn as they chased their dream of moving to the island of Bohol, Philippines. Some two years later they were building a home not for them, but for the children in need in the area. That was the beginning of what is now a home for more than one hundred children and countless others who have come weekly to visit or be part of the activities taking place.

Our governance

We are registered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Philippines. Shepherd’s Arms is governed by a board of seven very committed trustees located in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and has resident staff (centre manager, social worker, house parents, driver) to care for the children full time.