Bring back 600 Filipino street children to school



We are building a life competence center that provides 600 street youth alternative learning, life skills, tutorial and income generation that bring them back to formal schooling.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project addresses poverty, illiteracy and the impact of exploitation on the lives of 600 street children in southern Philippines. The life competence center provides free alternative learning, tutorial and life skills that give them better chances of being transitioned to formal schooling. They also avail voluntary HIV and health screening while opportunities for entrepreneurial activities that make them earn and mobilise life savings to secure own future is afforded

How will this project solve this problem?

We facilitate learning unique to each youth, engage them in dream-building, training, product development and fairs. Youth craft art pieces out of their healing therapy sent to sponsors as gifts. We bridge communication between parent and children

Potential Long Term Impact

600 street youth every year are prepared to go back to school, complete primary or secondary education, engage in income generation and mobilize savings that secure their future, end cycle of poverty and enjoy productive lives

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $930

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $930 .  The original project funding goal was $90,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

John Piermont Montilla

Iloilo City, Iloilo Province Philippines

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