As an offshoot of the original literacy classes held at the city jail for incarcerated juvenile delinquents, the educational assistance program provides financial assistance to poor but deserving children to be able to stay in school to complete their studies and rise above their beginnings.  The program may also include non-formal education in the form of community technical skills training, computer literacy classes and alternative learning systems.

The organization believes that education empowers people by opening a world of learning and opportunity even to the poorest of the poor. It strongly adheres to the total development of the individual through the four pillars of learning, namely: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be. 

Projects and services that may be catered into this program are the scholarship projects directed to deserving scholars and other activities aimed to develop underprivileged but deserving elementary, high school and college students to become responsible citizens of the society.

Program Components

1. Formal Education / Back to School

Through sponsorship for elementary, high school and college or vocational school or technical school.  The target beneficiaries are:

Children in need of special protection which includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Sexually abused and exploited children;
  • Orphaned and abandoned children;
  • Battered children or children who are victims of abuse;
  • Children doing harmful or exploitative labor;
  • Children who migrate out of the community without their parents;
  • Children in conflict with the law;
  • Children of homeless street families;
  • Children with disabilities;
  • Children affected by HIV/AIDS;
  • Pregnant adolescents and their children.

Children At Risk – when a child faces poor life outcomes in general, such as long-term deficits, such as school failure, death, economic dependency, or incarceration.  At the present time, funds are sourced from partnership with Enfants du Mekong, the Philippine Medical Association of Georgia (PAMAG) and individual donors, which may be subject ot change, nor does it preclude us to seek other sources of funding or partnerships.

The assistance covers expenses for school uniforms, school fees and contributions, and school supplies and projects.

The beneficiaries are selected on the basis of need and interest of the child in school (as manifested by their grades) and based on referrals form administrators and guidance counselors of public schools (elementary and high school) in Cebu City.

The requirements for application for educational assistance (See In-take Sheet format)

  • Report card for the year immediately preceding application;
  • Certificate of indigency; 
  • Recommendation letter from guidance counselor for school based or from community partners for community-based;
  • Other documents which may be required by the sponsor.


2. Non-Formal Educational Assistance

Pre-school services and training programs for out-of-school youths.