We work with families and communities to ensure that each child in the village stays in school. We alleviate the economic burdens of schools by providing books, school supplies and some extracurricular training. We get the community to buy in to the program by making them accountable for each child. We believe that the future of the community starts with those kids in school.
Each year, the Foundation partners with P.A.G.E.S (Philippines Charity) and Project Hope (UK Charity) to annually perform hairlip or cleft pallet operations to more than 150 children from marginalized communities. School attendance of each student increases to nearly 100% post-surgery and confidence is visibly restored. Mothers return to work and economic activity within the household increases.
The Foundation has helped create a Computer center at the orphanage for the deaf and blind in Olongapo. The Foundation has partnered with Ganeshtim to provide software programs that teach and train modern computer training courses. Thus far four kids from the Orphanage are attending University. One graduate is gainfully employed.
Each year, the Philippines Foundation sponsors kids for a free Cleft Lip and/or Pallet surgery.
Nearly 50 world renowned doctors from the United Kingdom & Australia come to the Philippines and employ a Best Practices approach to their surgeries.
Most often, kids with cleft lips are marginalised and bullied amongst their peers which often leads to them dropping out of school.
Cleft lip children in the Philippines are bullied for being mentally handicapped for their inability to speak properly, whereby a surgery would often cure that problem.
Cleft lip surgeries provide an increased confidence and nearly 100% of kids re-enter school post-surgery.
There is very little resources to help kids with disabilities in the Philippines.
The Philippines Foundation supports the Pag Asa Orphanage in Olonagapo. The orphanage caters to the deaf and the blind.
The kids at the Pag Asa orphanage were often times abused but with the support of the Philippines Foundation, kids have been given a second chance to thrive. Nearly 100% of the kids graduate from highschool and many often pursue higher studies.
The Philippines Foundation has provided musical training to some kids and has set up a computer learning center at the orphanage, with a collaboration with Ganeshtim
Nearly three times a year, the Philippines Foundation bring smiles to the kids at the Quezon City Medical Center.
With a mortality rate of nearly 90%, the Philippines Foundation decided that a day of clowns, art and happiness would alleviate some of the grim realities these kids face everyday as they battle the deadly disease. We may not cure their ailments but a day of happiness, even if for a day is a day they always remember.
Portraits taken are often times the only keepsake mothers have left of their children. Oh, what a day of sunshine maketh!