Salamat Sa Biyaya


The Salamat Sa Biyaya Foundation seeks to engage the Parishioners of the Parishes of St Benedict in Manila, Philippines, and OLGC and All Hallows in a partnership of faith through social justice to provide opportunities for growth for all.

The Foundation’s Strategic Operational Areas of engagement comprise the following Key programs:-

  1. Living Skills for Health
  2. Education
  3. Livelihood Projects
  4. Faith Development


Damien Smith



The Salamat Sa Biyaya Foundation is run by a Board which has Parishioners from St Benedict and OLGC and All Hallows as well as the respective Parish Priests.

The St Benedict Parish provides the Foundation’s office.

Recent Events

The Parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel and All Hallows, Deepdene and Balwyn together with Salamat sa Biyaya Foundation Inc. invites you to support students in our Parish Partnership with St Benedict Parish, Quezon City, Manila.

Sponsorship will cover the tuition fees, books, uniforms, travel costs, tutoring support, IT resources and life skills program for students.  The primary purpose of this Scholarship Program is to support students, where family circumstances would not otherwise allow, to remain in school or college assisting in breaking the cycle of poverty by creating greater access to employment opportunities.  This program also provides career guidance, personal development and life skills for the student to be supported by their families and community in completing their education.

For enquiries or to receive a sponsorship form, please contact Mark O’Connell 0408 110 093 or email