Unfortunately, many children living in the Philippines are unable to attend school because they don’t have basic school supplies. A few pencils, some paper, a backpack, and a uniform are all they need.
Yet, because of the economic conditions of the Philippines, over sixty percent of all children there don’t even finish elementary school.
Educate: Bohol has taken on the challenge of helping these children return to school or stay in school. Working primarily in the province of Bohol, we have provided school supplies for over 100 children. But there are hundreds more who need support.
We have over one hundred children who need to be sponsored right now. Our team in Bohol is in daily contact with the children and their parents.
These children are relying on your generous giving so that they have a chance to receive a full education. Without it, they run a very high risk of living in poverty for the rest of their lives. With more than half of the people of the Philippines living on two dollars a day . . . or less . . . it is a very real likelihood that these children will be forced to live in squatter settlements or, perhaps, even on the street, unless they receive an education.
Some of these children are living in isolated locations throughout the islands, and getting from one location to another is a challenge. Our staff travels to these places regularly to identify those children who have the greatest needs. For some, the shoes they receive through Educate: Bohol are the first they will have ever had.
As we visit villages throughout Bohol, we see so many children who are in need. Instead of being in school, they are sitting along side the roadways, outside their homes, or perhaps helping their parents with fishing or working in the rice fields. It’s a hard life. Children who are eight or nine years of age should be in school, not out working as a subsistence farmer. Yet, that is what many of them are doing.
You can change that for them. Today. The process is simple. The cost is lower than you might imagine. A typical elementary student will receive a school uniform, footwear, a backpack, pencils, paper and other basic school supplies. How much does this cost? $35.00 for the entire year. That’s it! Only $35.00. Some of us spend that much at lunch with our spouse or when sharing coffee with friends after work. It’s incredible to find out how little it takes in order to make a huge difference in a young child’s life. Yet, so many are left without the chance to get a basic education.
The need is great, but the tools are in place to permanently help a child. All that a child needs is someone like you who cares enough to make a simple donation. Please, help one of these children today. Just click on the link below and you will be directed to page where you complete the simple process. It takes only a few minutes.