Answering the Cry of the Poor - Yorkshire

ANCOP Global Walk 2012, Ilkley

ANCOP is the acronym for "Answering the Cry of the Poor". It is a program founded by Couples for Christ as part of its global efforts of Building the Church of the Poor. ANCOP pursues programs to help the poorest of the poor in the Philippines, especially in depressed areas. Among the active programs are the Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) and the Shelter Program. CSP enables sponsors to send children to school (elementary, high school and college level). The shelter program builds homes for our poor brethren. 

ANCOP has been launched by Couples for Christ in its communities across the globe. In fact, ANCOP is wherever CFC has a community.  Thus, it was launched in the United Kingdom in 26 May 2012 during the UK National ANCOP Workshop held in London.  Four representatives from CFC Leeds attended this launch and workshop, namely: Alan Salada (CFC UK YMI Regional Coordinator), Jeffrey Manulid (CFC UK YMI Regional Secretariat-In-Charge), and Gilbert & Arlene Ablang (CFC UK Leeds).  This group includes Artjude Crescencio (CFC Manchester Area Coordinator).

ANCOP Yorkshire with Lancashire, East Midlands and Isle Of Man was formally organised on 20 July 2012.