Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School

by Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School

Summary

Opportunities for schooling taken for granted elsewhere are not always available to children in remote rural areas in the Philippines. FPVI enables vulnerable high school-age children in Tunga, the smallest town in Leyte, to continue with their schooling by helping with school-related costs, plus mentoring & monitoring of their general well-being. In this pandemic time, FPVI provides them with tools for online group tutorials & activities, & projects in aid of mental & emotional wellness.

$120,000
total goal
$44,985
remaining
152
donors
4
monthly donors
11
fundraisers
5
years

Challenge

A major consequence of super typhoon Haiyan that struck Leyte, Philippines in 2013 & caused total loss of viable farming was the mass movement of adults to the cities to look for work. Children were abandoned; many dropped out of school. Seven years later, families reliant on farming & daily wage labor continue to struggle, making the children's education a low priority in the family's economy. Under the pandemic, a new set of tough challenges has presented itself to already struggling families.

Solution

In pre-pandemic time, FPVI provided its Fellows with weekly mentoring sessions from volunteer teachers. FPVI also nurtured & helped them support each other to foster a sustained sense of belonging. During pandemic time, FPVI provides them not only with academic support but also & more importantly support for their emotional & mental well-being. The FPVI Program aims to ensure that children in its care thrive even in challenging situations & become productive young adults & citizens.

Long-Term Impact

By receiving the opportunity to finish high school, FPVI Fellows can pursue college education or train for a vocational skill. Education & training will increase their chances of earning a good livelihood or getting a job that will make them productive members of the community. Living in adverse times & situations also develops their resiliency for what FPVI helps them to be in the future - to act in a support capacity to other children who may need the assistance they themselves have received.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)

Location: Tunga - Philippines
Website:
Project Leader:
Leonor Ponferrada
Tunga , Leyte Philippines
$75,015 raised of $120,000 goal
 
423 donations
$44,985 to go
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$16
USD
will cover weekly wifi credits put in each students' phone to enable them to have internet access during the week when coming to the FPVI Center is difficult to manage.
$40
USD
will cover children's monthly medical care and well-being, including provision of personal hygiene kits and vitamins plus regular haircut
$55
USD
with the return of in-person classes, this will cover weekly transportation and lunch allowance for the students, plus transportation to/from FPVI Center during the Sunday tutorial session
$60
USD
will pay for each child's monthly care package including school supplies, art and craft materials, foodstuff, bath soap, and sanitizing & protective paraphernalia
$65
USD
will provide breakfast, lunch & snacks for the group during the weekly (Sunday) gathering; plus lunch/snacks during extra visits to access reliable internet & use computers and printer
$125
USD
will enable us to share the FPVI experience with village pupils to help with reading/literacy competences; topped by a weeklong summer camp designed to enhance reading skills and introduce art-making
$140
USD
will pay a mentor's monthly allowance for running the Sunday supplemental sessions and following-up during the week. And will also cover 3 tutors' monthly fees for supplemental tutorials in Math & Sci
$150
USD
will cover each student's necessities for the start of the school year---2 sets of school uniform, shoes/socks, gym pants and t-shirts, sets of underwear, backpack, umbrella, raincoat, school supplies
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