Young Focus

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

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


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


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.


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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Good job Ms. CAT you are really an Idol.. Brain and Beauty inside and out.

Your voice is so precious for reaching out people who are in great need of help. The phrase “BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE “ is being launch into “ ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS “. MU Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray and the dependable volunteers with you in YOUNG FOCUS , we applaud, appreciate your kindness. God bless you, Queen Cat and the other volunteers. Thank you for all your efforts fir our countrymen. 🙏🇵🇭👸👍💪👏♥️🎶🎶🎶🎶

Great job. .good hearts deeds counts a lot to homeless. Our Legendary Miss Universe 2018 Miss U Catriona Gray serving with pride and honored to less fortunate brothers and sisters in tondo Manila direly needs for help. . . We ofws loves you. God bless you.

Thank you miss cat and to all young focus volunteers and members. Stay safe and healthy guys. More power to GOD. GODBLESS you all.we love you QUEEN , thank you so much for the love and support.

Thank you so much Ms. Catriona Gray you are truely blessing to all Young Focus sponsor childrens and family and also to all young Focus Family..God bless us all !!!!!!

beauty Queen na di sumikat wala kasing dating,

You very good to helpless people's happy so much for your heart in love Philippines of the she's wise best in our support. Thank u Ms.Catriona Gray and family's love and children of the together hug your kind so much smile 😊😇❤👍

Hopefully someday your Young Focus foundation will reach out the whole country or even the world. God bless!

The zoom really shows how beautiful Catriona really is.

Thank you very much Miss Catriona Gray ! ! !

Interesting, good work(deed) with the people

Ur so beautiful miss U❤❤❤

salute Catriona go aussie oi oi oi!

You make us proud always. 😘💕

Filipino accent na. Improving.

Thank you Cat..


Great job Cat! Now this is a true Queen. Today the reigning MU the girl from South Africa is having a FB live with topic the slang words of her country.. WTF

God job catriona.

Sana akin ka nlng kahit polube ako

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