Most of the children in our program attend public schools, however, because of the population explosion in the Philippines, they are receiving substandard education due to a shortage of classrooms, competent 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 where discrimination and bullying are rampant. If they are not given an opportunity to get quality education, they are likely to drop out of school and continue to be vulnerable to abuse, child labor, gangs and radicalism.
Education is key to helping change the trajectory of an impoverished child’s life. We dream of a school in the slums that provides an innovative learning environment which fosters a “learning-at-your-own-pace” system based on the child’s unique learning style, personality traits, and gifts. We envision this school to produce great 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 impoverished children attending. The school adopts effective homeschooling teaching techniques to educate impoverished children and raise them up to be influential leaders.
We envision seeing these schoolhouses in different slums in the Philippines (and beyond), and we would like to give you the opportunity to be part of this. We need $25,000 CDN to establish this innovative school.
Would you be willing to contribute to our goal and be one of the foundational partners of Pathway to Life Schoolhouse? With your partnership, we will inspire greatness and support our future, one at risk child at a time.
- Tancho Baes, Executive Director HOPE Philippines