About us


Young Focus gives underprivileged children and young people the chance to develop themselves mentally, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually by means of education and personal coaching.

Young Focus wants to see young people developing their hidden talents and gifting and in doing so escape the vicious cycle of poverty.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

Why sponsor?

Every child has the desire to grow up into a healthy adult, and with plenty of opportunities for the future. Children from poverty-stricken families don’t have that ‘luxury’. Sponsoring an individual child will provide a child with education, coaching and health until they graduate from college. It will break the cycle of poverty for the whole family.

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July 18 & 19, 2014: On Friday AIESEC volunteers conducted lots of fun activities for the Child Care PLUS kids, including storytelling, game activities, and a magic show. Also Ella, one of our Social Work student interns, held a tutorial with some of the elemen...

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July 12, 2014: Marian, our College coordinator reports: "We welcomed the college freshmen and had some team-building / getting-to-know you activities. We also had our kickoff for 'Do Hard Things', our theme for this year."

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July 10 & 15, 2014: Good news for the Child Care and Child Care PLUS programs! Paul, Young Focus director, says: "For sure, the demolition of the garbage dump does not mean we stop what we are doing for the children in the area. Although our Student Center is ...

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Lineke SimonGoed werk meiden!!!!1 week, 1 day ago

Corrie Boeve-van PanhuisWat een Toppers ☆☆1 week, 1 day ago

Elise Van de GeerWat gaaf, en wat een kleintjes!1 week, 1 day ago

Bertina Van OostendeMooi om jullie zo vol overgave bezig te zien. Goed werk!!!1 week, 1 day ago

AXA Philippines donate 15 computers! July 4, 2014: Companies often replace their hardware and that is often a great opportunity for NGOs to ‘recycle’ these units in their programs. Our Student Center has just received 15 used computers from AXA - a global...

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Jenly Sucgang Pascuali wish i can help neo to set up the computers :)2 weeks, 2 days ago

June 27, 2014: This was an evening not only full of pictures and updates - sharing the latest information on activities in the Philippines and in the Netherlands - it was also an evening full of encouragement. Holger, Young Focus Holland board member, and one ...

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Karena Villenathere's a lot of familiar faces here i miss all of you Lisette de Heij , Lidy Verkoopt Sieraden Voor YoungFocus with theo , Ria Huibers , Joan BC , Bryant Heng and Stephanie de Goeijen3 weeks, 3 days ago

June 21 & 22, 2014: Paul, Young Focus director, reports: "The effects of the typhoon devastation from November 8 2013 is still very much visible on the island of Panay. Many relief organizations have left, but those that stay work hard to find long term soluti...

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June 28, 2014: With speeches and a parade, as well as cleaning the streets of the local 'Permanent Housing' community, it was a successful Dengue Awareness Day

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Catherine SaludarioHay kapagod kninng morning3 weeks, 5 days ago

June 23 - 25, 2014: On Monday and Tuesday our Child Care PLUS kids enjoyed a fabulous time at BSM (British School Manila): painting, playing, swimming, drumming, even baking… Then on Wednesday it was the turn of BSM students to come to us: helping with the p...

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Laura FThank you for having us!1 month ago

June 24, 2014: Paul, Young Focus director, writes: "Two weeks ago we posted photos of the demolition of the homes on the garbage dump here. In this posting you will see that most houses have gone; a few tents are still up. You will also see that we are dismant...

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Tracey HeppnerTHAT is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah!! :)1 month ago

June 21, 2014: As part of an anti-dengue campaign, our Health Care program will be holding a Dengue Awareness Day on June 28. To prepare for this there was poster-making competition - with 8 pairs of contestants; each pair consisted of 1 high school and 1 coll...

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