believes that EDUCATION is the most effective way to tackle poverty!
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What We Do

We provide Early Childhood Care and Development for 3-4-year-olds and give them a solid basis for enrolling in elementary school

We enroll children into the local schools and provide educational support and coaching through tutorials, life skills, social & creative development

We motivate and prepare children and youth who have dropped out of school so that they will be able to move on to elementary, high school or college

We provide individual social support and social education for all the students and their families

How You Can Help

You can sponsor a child in elementary, high school or college/ university!


You can make a donation towards our preschool, the education of children, the children who dropped out of school or donate towards the family & social care programs!

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Two Young Focus students, Salve and Ivan, share about their lives, their backgrounds, their struggles, their education, hopes and dreams.
They live in Manila’s Smokey Mountain area. In this area 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 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.

Education is the most powerful tool to overcome poverty for children and young adults. Young Focus therefore provides access to education, as well as the chance for children to develop themselves intellectually, emotionally and psychologically. Young Focus wants them to develop their hidden talents and reach their full potential.

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From Cindy, our Student Support Program Manager: “While enrollment and preparation for the opening of school classes continues, Young Focus is currently in registration week. This is when we update the students’ records as YF beneficiaries, they’re interviewed by our Social Workers, we take their photos, and get their school uniform sizes. The students simply can’t wait to have face-to-face classes again!
The annual registration is not only a signal for us to prepare for a new school year, it’s also the start signal to get excited for new activities, experiences and learning. So, to all our students, together, let’s face and finish this new chapter that’s coming!” 😊
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Children from Love2Learn and YoUNgLI school dropout program receive a meal every day so that they don’t have empty stomachs in the classroom.

Young Professionals

The older students also become part of the Young Professionals Program. Here they will be prepared for society before they graduate from school. This is a special program where they learn how to write a CV, present themselves and other skills. As a Young Professional they will eventually have a guaranteed job!

Extracurricular Activities

‘Nytlyf’ is a special activity on Friday and Saturday evening where students learn new skills and develop their creative talents like dancing, music, art and writing etc.


All students receive tutorials. There is a strong emphasis on the mandatory tutorials children receive besides their regular education in school. In addition to life skills Young Focus teaches Math, Science and English.

Parent Area Leaders & Family Strengthening

Young Focus teaches Parent Area Leaders to teach the parents in our Family Strengthening training. ‘Family Strengthening’ is part of our Family Care program.

Get In Touch

Location: 284 Dayao Street, Balut, Tondo, Manila, Philippines

Telephone: +63 (2)8252-8848


Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.