Joan is a daughter of a single mom. Her mom does laundry to earn and support Joan and her siblings. But because her mom would have only occasional laundry jobs and Joan has 6 other siblings, they don’t have enough money to cover her transportation expenses in going to and from school.
Because of this Joan rides a tricycle taxi going to school but walks back home because her school allowance is not enough for another tricycle ride. Other times, she misses school completely when they don’t have enough money even for one tricycle ride to get her to school.
Joan is very grateful to be part of our Manila Slum Program, which provides her with an additional allowance for going to and from school. This motivates her to persevere in her studies and finish primary education, which for her is a step forward in reaching her dream to become a pilot one day. Today, our program is helping Joan attend school more regularly.
Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships for Manila Slum Program
Last May, Tim, a senior manager of Unionbank, initiated an outreach for the beneficiaries of our Manila Slum Program. His group helped us encourage the children to go to school. Tim’s influence in the company grows as more branches of Unionbank reach out to us because they also want to help.
Radha, 16 years old, is one of 5 children in her family. Unfortunately, all of them did not have the opportunity to attend school. The family does not own any land, and their house is built on someone else's property.
Radha's mother works as a wage laborer on other's...
In this quarter, the Ramauli school was providedwith library books and sports materials to support the holistic development of students. The principal expressed her gratitude towards the organization for the books and the sports material. He shared that the library acts as a bridge to eliminate the gap...