Most of the children we work with attend public schools, however, they are receiving substandard education due to a shortage of classrooms, qualified teachers, and materials. Already at a disadvantage, it is difficult for these children to excel academically and socially when they are one among 50 to 70 students in a class. If they are not given an opportunity to receive quality education, they are likely to drop out of school and continue to be vulnerable to abuse, gangs, or child labor.
Education is key to helping change the trajectory of an impoverished child’s life. Our dream is to provide an innovative school that offers a ‘learn-at-your-own-pace’ model based on a child’s unique learning style, personality traits, and gifts. Our goal is to raise leaders who are articulate communicators, critical and global thinkers yet with a deep love for the Philippines and a passion to serve.
To fulfill this dream, we opened our pilot school, Pathway to Life Schoolhouse, on August 1, 2017 with 25 children attending. Our school adopts effective homeschooling techniques to educate and raise children up to be influential leaders. Our long-term goal is to establish multiple schoolhouses throughout the Philippines.