Apply to Join

Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school

by Philippine American Guardian Association, Inc.
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school
Send 130 needy Filipino Amerasians to school

Summary

This project will provide 130 additional Filipino Amerasian children with funds for school fees and psycho-social development and medical services. PAGA supports 130 children in Metro Manila and intends to expand its successful approach to children in Angeles and Olangapo Cities, two former US military base municipalities where many children have been left behind by their American fathers and need financial help and support from social workers to fulfill their dreams of getting an education.

$20,000
total goal
$11,626
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Filipino Amerasians are the biracial children of Filipino mothers and American fathers (mostly members of the US military). Many have been abandoned by their fathers and their mothers are too poor to send them to school or provide basic medical care. There are from 50,000 to 250,000 Filipino Amerasians, a much higher number than in neighboring countries. However, they are excluded from the Amerasian Act of 1982, which allows children from other countries to move to the US and become citizens.

Solution

PAGA provides financial support for these children to attend school and an integrated program of home visits, workshops and summer camps focused on education, health care, social protection, psychological development and opportunities for economic productivity for the graduates and their families. This approach has proven to be successful in liberating these children from the cycle of generational poverty. During its 95 years, PAGA has helped thousands of children complete school and find jobs.

Long-Term Impact

PAGA's assistance to underprivileged Filipino Amerasian children helps them complete their education, increase their self-esteem and resourcefulness, and find jobs. This enables them to live life to the fullest and become independent, productive and responsible members of Filipino society. Their families also benefit from workshops on family dynamics, childrearing and livelihood training, enabling them to improve their quality of life and economic situation.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.paga.ph
The website of "PAGA"

Organization Information

Philippine American Guardian Association, Inc.

Location: Makati City, NCR - Philippines
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @PAGA_PH
Project Leader:
Terry Haas
Makati City, NCR Philippines

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.