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Philippines

Accommodation for the Deaf
  • Category: Community development, Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Accommodation for the Deaf

In the Visayas division of the Philippines, educational needs of deaf children have not been sufficiently catered for at secondary level.  This project initially funded scholarships to cover school fees and transport requirements, however it was soon discovered that some children lived too far to commute each day. 

Deaf Education
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Deaf Education

There are an estimated 100 000 people living in the Philippines who are ‘hard of hearing’.  This means they can only understand words when spoken very loudly close to the ear and have severe difficulties if there are ambient noises.

Deaf Education and Vocational Training
  • Category: Disability Inclusive
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: People with Disabilities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Deaf Education and Vocational Training

As is typical of most developing countries, the majority of deaf Filipino children are excluded from educational institutions because of economic, cultural or logistical barriers.  The choices for the poor are stark: they can either attend the local school where they are likely to fail unless concerted efforts are made to include them, or they can evade a formal education and accept little prospect of fulfilling a prosperous career.    

Education and Life Skills
  • Category: Education, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Philippines

Education and Life Skills

In the Philippines the incidence of poverty is 50% for those who do not complete primary school, and less than 2% for those with a college degree.  Within urban poor settlements situations at home are rarely conducive to study due to noisy and crowded spaces, obligation for family responsibilities, lack of affordable tuition, and extensive unhealthy eating habits.

Malipai Livelihoods Philippines
  • Category: Education, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Philippines

Malipai Livelihoods Philippines

Upon leaving school, many clever and capable young minds are deprived of their career ambitions due to a lack of education and employment opportunities.  Despite working 6 full days a week in menial labour, they earn barely enough to maintain a subsistence lifestyle.

Squatter Community Care & Education
  • Category: Education, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Homeless people, Orphans
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Squatter Community Care & Education

Instead of going to school, many slum-dwelling children in the Philippines roam the streets begging, peddling and sometimes stealing in order to get by.  In a prominent squatter community we have a project striving to break the cycle of poverty by providing ‘catch-up’ education and vocational training to at-risk children and their families. 

Street Children Care Centre
  • Category: Education, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Philippines

Street Children Care Centre

The National Department of Social Welfare estimates that there are approximately 220,000 children living on the streets of towns and cities across the Philippines.  Some willingly leave their households to escape domestic violence, neglect or hunger; others are forced out by their parents to beg, scavenge or even sell themselves into prostitution or labour.