Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Over six million (6.8M) Filipino children are illiterate. In the Philippines, people make less than $2.00 per day. Many are single parents who cannot feed their children. To pay $25.00 a year for schooling is impossible, therefore, illiteracy is passed from one generation to the next. You will find these unschooled children in the streets or are in high-risk, low-paying jobs. Your donation will not change the world but it will change the world for one child!
While many large humanitarian groups work in the larger cities trying to combat the problems affecting children, we work in very small cities untouched by mainstream organizations.
Their diet consists mainly of rice with an occasional bit of fish or meat mixed in the rice once or twice per week. In Escalante their is no minimum wage in the fishing and farming industries, they make about the equivalent of about $2 US dollars per ten hour day. When a family barely survives on less than two dollars a day, there is not enough money for food let alone anything else.
Our office space is donated and we do not take salaries in order to have your donation go farther.
Because helping an individual child only goes so far, we added volunteer community-level interventions. The best way forward for lasting change is to have local people lead civic programs, as they understand cultural nuances and their local needs best.
“I need this scholarship because I have no parents. I live with my brother and his five children. Sometimes we have no money. I need this scholarship so I can finish my studies and then help my family. This scholarship can make my dream come true.”
Your donations have been providing tuition to our scholars.
School should be free but are not. We provide each student the $15 each year for tuition to go to school.
Without the money for basic education supplies like books, pencils and paper, children from developing countries are often turned away from school because they cannot fully participate. Your donations provide supplies of $10 per student.
Your donation of $25 US per year will allow a child to go to school for one year.
These children living in disadvantaged communities need your help.
“Alone we can do so little;
Together we can do so much”
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If you will donate for just one child at a time we will be able to help one school at a time!
Your donation will provide education for the children. Your gift can help pay school fees and provide essentials like pencils, textbooks, and school supplies.
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