believes that EDUCATION is the most effective way to tackle poverty faced by children and young people in the slums of Manila, Philippines
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YOUNG FOCUS gives underprivileged children and young people the chance to develop themselves intellectually, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually by providing education and supporting their personal growth.

YOUNG FOCUS believes working with the whole family is the key to enhancing the lives of children and future generations.

YOUNG FOCUS wants to see young people develop their (hidden) talents and gifts and, in doing so, escape the vicious circle of poverty.

Pre-school, elementary, high school and college education

Special education for school drop-outs and street youth

Nutrition and nutrition education to prevent and eliminate malnutrition

Social care, education on family care and community development

...children and students enrolled in all our programs drop-outs and street youth in special education programs

...students in our regular sponsorship program

...children in our preschool

In the Smokey Mountain area of Manila, thousands of families rely directly or indirectly on the garbage ‘industry’.

Jobs range from scavenging for recyclable materials to driving bike taxis. The average family income for a family with these jobs is $5 USD/day.

Financial constraints, as well as a lack of educational and social support, mean that many children are unable to complete their education, and in turn, are unable to break the cycle of poverty.

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5 days ago

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It was an exciting Saturday being able to distribute 100 copies of the children’s book ‘Karapat-Dapat: Child Know Your Rights’. This book is produced by CANVAS - Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development, illustrated by Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, and inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Student Support Program coordinator Cindy Villanueva says, “Since the book is bilingual (English & Filipino), they easily understood the message and they were able to share their insights on the illustrations."

Catch-UP Program manager Jenny Joy Merto adds: “Simultaneously, De La Salle University Libraries (Laguna) conducted KIRA Tells a Story for the out-of-school kids. They had storytelling, origami making and coloring activities. The students enjoyed their time with their new “ates” [big sisters], who also encouraged them to read.”
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saan po makakabili ng isang dosena nyan para pang regalo sa mga batibot, nanay .tatay, tito, tita , guro, kapitbahay at mga kabarangay at for myself...thanks.

Good morning pwede bang pumunta kahit di member ng young focus ang apo ko he's 5 yrs old,? Salamat po

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