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

Project Report | May 16, 2024
WHERE MIRACLES DON'T FALL SHORT

By Nonna Ponferrada | President, FPVI

Miracle Joy Cuesta
Miracle Joy Cuesta

Nothing miraculous where a young lady, christened Miracle Joy by her parents, is now in her life, a newly-minted civil engineer at 22 from the most recent results released by the Philippine Board of Civil Engineering on April 26, 2024. She followed the path of hard work and determination, with a self-imposed rigid study regimen that she herself called ‘brutal’, pausing only to moderate it from time to time when the tough progressed to rough.

Admitted to the FPVI Program in 2018, Miracle was recommended by her teachers on account of her academic achievements and her determination to finish secondary education amid the struggles of her family. The 4th of 7 siblings whose parents relied on unpredictable seasonal agricultural work, Miracle’s chances of completing high school was compromised by the competing financial demands of her other siblings. But it wasn’t so much her academic record as her determination to finish high school that made her a good candidate to be part of the FPVI family. That she would continue on to college with a government scholarship and continued support from FPVI was a bonus that she never took for granted.

Miracle’s time at FPVI did not only afford her the opportunity to complete her senior high school and college education but, to her own admission, afforded her personal development where she honed her creative skills, learned to be part of a team, and served as a mentor to younger members. It is heartening to observe a painfully shy girl blossom into a self-assured young lady, mixing paint colors, holding a paintbrush confidently and filling a canvas with such bold strokes in a composition all her own. It was exhilarating to see her drill the younger ones at FPVI with math formulas and guide them to find solutions to math problems with such earnestness and passion. This she did on a regular basis when her time allowed.

Miracle insists that it wasn’t only her disciplined path that got her to where she is now.  She puts faith in prayers and believes that God has put her exactly where she needs to be. That there isn’t a need for anxiety for what she thinks are her failures and missed opportunities. She refreshes her mindset continually to focus on opportunities yet to come, not the ones she thinks she missed. For us, her FPVI family, there is no greater pride in knowing that we have helped to nurture a confident young lady who is poised to make a difference in her community and the lives she will touch.

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Organization Information

Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)

Location: Tunga - Philippines
Website:
Project Leader:
Leonor Ponferrada
Tunga , Leyte Philippines
$74,950 raised of $120,000 goal
 
422 donations
$45,050 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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