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Give Books to Children in the Philippines



CANVAS publishes its award-winning children's stories and donates them books to benefit children in public schools and poor communities throughout the Philippines. We hope to give away one million books to one million children in the next 5-10 years.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

11 million Filipinos are functionally illiterate (they cannot read with comprehension) while 4 million have no basic literacy skills. And while most Filipino children do enroll in Grade 1, an estimated 55% of them will drop out without finishing high school. Increased access to, and encouraging a love for books in public schools is needed to promote functional literacy, creative thinking and independent reading skills that are needed for future success.

How will this project solve this problem?

By donating full-color books of award-winning stories to public schools and hospitals, we will promote independent reading and creative thinking in Filipino children while also exposing them to the best of contemporary Filipino art and literature.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will help empower children to think creatively, learn on their own and strengthen their love of books. These are skills that will stay and help all - even those who drop out of school - to achieve success all through their lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $14,786
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $35,214
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Gigo Alampay

Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

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