Young Focus

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

 

Donate to PREPAID INTERNET CARDS for students!

 

 

What We Do

  • Preschool, elementary, high school and college education
  • Special education for school dropouts and street youth
  • Nutrition and nutrition education to prevent and eliminate malnutrition
  • Social care, education on family care and community development

School dropouts and street youth in special education programs

Students in our regular sponsorship program

Children in our preschool

How You Can Help

SPONSOR A child

You can sponsor a child in elementary, high school or college/ university. Get more details on this page.

MAKE A DONATION

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

Where We Work

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 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.

What We Want

Young Focus wants young people to have the chance to develop themselves intellectually, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually through education.

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

Our Solution

Young Focus runs a preschool to ensure children aged 3 – 5 have access to early education and care. This is combined with training for their parents in health, nutrition, hygiene and parenting skills. Young Focus works with children aged 5 – 20 to make sure they are enrolled in schools and colleges, also providing after-school learning support. For those who have dropped out of school there are education programs to prepare children for re-enrollment. Young Focus provides individual social support and social education for all the students and their families.

Impact

A changed mindset means children believe they can have a better situation than their parents, and have the self-confidence and independence to create their own path in life to end the cycle of poverty.

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Join us and donate to this campaign. Donate USD 5 (PHP 250) or more to support at least one child per month. For USD 60 (PHP 3,000) you help a child for a whole year! Please go to www.youngfocus.org/prepaid to make your donation!

The new school year has started in the Philippines! Unfortunately, however, we are one of the two countries in the whole world where face-to-face (classroom) education is prohibited. In fact, since March 2020 all schools have been closed throughout the entire country!
Can you imagine what this means to the educational level of the students, as well as the impact on their mental and physical health?

This summer Young Focus was able to provide our students with the necessary items for studying - thanks to our previous campaign and individual student sponsors. But, for this new school year, the families are facing another challenge. This is the additional expenses of providing their children with PREPAID internet cards. Each month this means approximately PHP 250 per child (USD 5) of extra costs!

Young Focus wants to support the children and give out PREPAID internet cards so that they can load their mobile phones and ‘surf to their schools’, as well as attend Young Focus online tutorials. Free PREPAID cards will not only practically help them, but will also motivate and encourage them to participate in their online lessons and not be left out of the educational system.
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Join us and donate to this campaign. Donate USD 5 (PHP 250) or more to support at least one child per month. For USD 60 (PHP 3,000) you help a child for a whole year! Please go to www.youngfocus.org/prepaid to make your donation!

The new school year has started in the Philippines! Unfortunately, however, we are one of the two countries in the whole world where face-to-face (classroom) education is prohibited. In fact, since March 2020 all schools have been closed throughout the entire country! 
Can you imagine what this means to the educational level of the students, as well as the impact on their mental and physical health?

This summer Young Focus was able to provide our students with the necessary items for studying - thanks to our previous campaign and individual student sponsors. But, for this new school year, the families are facing another challenge. This is the additional expenses of providing their children with PREPAID internet cards. Each month this means approximately PHP 250 per child (USD 5) of extra costs!

Young Focus wants to support the children and give out PREPAID internet cards so that they can load their mobile phones and ‘surf to their schools’, as well as attend Young Focus online tutorials. Free PREPAID cards will not only practically help them, but will also motivate and encourage them to participate in their online lessons and not be left out of the educational system.
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FOR USA:

Young Focus is certified via GlobalGiving and as such is eligible for USA Tax credits/deductions! Click here below for a direct link to GlobalGiving crowdfunding website!