In the Philippines, there are many students who have the potential to excel but are unable to because their parents lack the funds for further education. However, these students should be given a chance to do so.
Every spring the Life Foundation accepts thirty applications and enables these young people to study their chosen subject. Applications to study the teaching profession are at the top of the list.
We support the students’ living expenses with around 80 euros per month. This is an extremely tight budget to manage but most families try to also support their children a little. Once the students have completed their studies and embark on a professional career, we ask them for a partial repayment which is channeled to benefit the future scholars.
All students are supervised on site in Manila. We try finding a mentor for each of our students too.