Young Focus Philippines

Who We Are

“Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

Vision & Mission

Young Focus’ vision is to improve the mental, physical and social well-being of young people in poor communities by means of education, health care and personal support.

Young Focus gives underprivileged children and young people the chance to develop themselves intellectually, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually by means of education and personal coaching.
Young Focus wants to see young people developing their (hidden) talents and gifts and, in doing so, escape the vicious circle of poverty. Young Focus gives a brighter future to children from poverty-stricken families in the Philippines. In order to be as effective as possible, Young Focus works directly with the children in their own environment.

Our Team

Our Dedicated Staff Are The Beating Heart Of Everything We Do

Our Boards

Board of Directors Philippines

Mike Turvill (President)
Suneil Bharwani (Vice President)
Hannah Yulo (Treasurer)
Elizabeth Yu (Secretary)
Iris Gokeelao (Board Member)
Martin Fernandez (Board Member)
Paul van Wijgerden (Ex Officio)

Board of Directors Netherlands

Netty Visser (President)
Erwin Hietland (Treasurer)
Jannet de Jong (Secretary)
John van Wijgerden (Board Member)
Piet Huibers (Board Member)


Annual Report 2022

It’s great to have a report every year to present to you on what the impact is of our programs! We desire to see the children experience a changed mindset so they 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. This year includes testimonies of young people showing the impact that education has had on their lives. Feel free to download Annual Report 2022 here.

Our Donors

And Many, Many others…

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.