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Books and teaching aids to low income Filipino schools

Jonah Bishop

During Christmas 2011, our volunteers had the goal of helping at least 1,000 children from poor areas in Taguig, Phillipines. We contacted the DSWD (Dept. of Social Welfare) and discovered that there are 130 government run day care centers for poor children with approximately 10,000 children enrolled. So we went ahead and with the help of the DSWD and Barangay (town) officials we arranged two events in which four towns would be involved, with a total of 17 Day Care centers and around 1050 children.

Educational tools to an underserved Filipino community

Jonah Bishop

Out of every 100 Filipino children, roughly 10 never enter a classroom at all. For every 100 pupils that enter first grade, only 42 will graduate high school. According the 2009 Pulse Asia report, 26% of all Filipinos have no formal education, or no more than elementary education. In a seemingly unavoidable situation, these children will grow up to join the ranks of the desperately poor.

Daycare Assist Program in the Phillipines

Richard Alcasas

What is your definition of values? How important is it to pass on the values that you were taught? How are values essential to a child’s successful future? And who is responsible to teach values?

“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society”– President Theodore Roosevelt