This project will be providing self paddle boats for students in the Philippines who have to swim, cross rivers, just to get to school. This project will also provide the students with educational scholarships, school bags, materials, to ensure that they stay and go to school.
The communities that we are helping are mostly coastal and mangrove communities. These are impoverished communities who rely mostly on fishing and couldn't always afford to send their children to school. As a result, the students would resort to swimming to get to school, or not even go to school at all, making it extremely difficult to attain proper education.
The YBHF provides self paddled boats and educational scholarships to students in these impoverished communities. As part of its sustainability plan, the communities can also use these boats for their livelihood, and a portion of this income goes to the maintenance of the boats to ensure that the children can go to school safely and for free.
The Project will provide impoverished coastal and mangrove communities with educational scholarships, school kits, and boats that can give children access to school and attain proper education. The boats can also be used for livelihood programs like fishing, allowing the community to rise out of poverty through educational support and empowerment.