YOUNG FOCUS BELIEVES IN EDUCATION
→ 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 help our students on their journey to a career, build their self-confidence, train and equip them, as well as help them find work
→ 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!
See options below!
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.
SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND STREET YOUTH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
STUDENTS IN OUR REGULAR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
CHILDREN IN OUR PRESCHOOL
FAMILIES WE WORK WITH IN THE COMMUNITIES
Children from Love2Learn and YoUNgLI school dropout program receive a meal every day so that they don’t have empty stomachs in the classroom.
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!
‘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.