Homeschooling In The Slums (HINTS)

To establish an innovative pilot school in the slums of Davao

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

Fundraiser Updates

  • Pathway to Life Schoolhouse (PTLS)  started in August of 2017.  We are now half-way through our second year.   Some of our students went back to the public schools after being with PTLS for one year due to a number of reasons.  Because of the superior quality of education and training we provide to our students, most of those who had gone back to the public schools are currently excelling in their class.  Marianie is one of them and this is her testimony.

  • The large number of out of school youth in impoverished communities offers evidence that traditional public school education in the Philippines no longer serve as an effective means of equalizing opportunity for economic and social advancement for majority of the children in abject poverty.  Unless we rethink and repackage our approaches to intervention, a lot of these children will quit school early and become unproductive, unemployable and even misfits in our society. Those who continue on with school often become chronic delinquents because they are immune to standard instructional programs.

    Here at Hope for the Nations Philippines, we are offering innovative education to impoverished children through our Pathway to Life Schoolhouse and the Learning on the Streets Program. Aside from the curriculum required by the Department of Education, we offer our students modular courses in godly values, entrepreneurship, public speaking, creative writing, basic accounting and bookkeeping, economics, environment and sustainability, advocacy, the Philippine constitution, governance,  to name a few. 

    All our programs center around leadership development because our goal is to raise these children to become servant leaders with influence – leaders who have a deep love for God, a strong love for the country and a passion to serve.

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PHILIPPINES - Hope For The Nations Philippines

Children at risk becoming children of change
The Philippines is a archipelego of extremes . There is extreme beauty and economic growth alongside rampant exploitation and severe poverty. The children are affected the most. Lack of education leads to a higher risk of abuse. In 2002, 1.87 million... Read more >