All the days of going on parties and weekend road trips with your barkada may be gone at the moment, but I’ve found that doing something meaningful and altruistic with them is far better than spending money on monthly get-togethers.
Especially at a time when there are vastly more important things to focus on, no feeling could compare to that of knowing you and your friends are on the same page with wanting to give back to those in need and struggling to cope with the ongoing pandemic.
If you and your friends feel the same way, then here’s something you can consider: Mano Amiga Foundation, a top-notch K-12 school for low-income families, just launched its Barkada Beacon program wherein groups of friends can pitch in to sponsor a child’s education for a month.
For only PHP3,500 in total, a barkada can already make a positive difference in someone else’s life. A yearly scholarship of PHP35,000 per student covers their operational expenses in school including instructional materials, teacher’s salaries, training sessions, utilities, and classroom materials. Can you believe how significant your impact would be with just a small price to pay?
The Mano Amiga Academy boasts a high-quality, international curriculum that aims to break the cycle of poverty and empower underprivileged communities. In order to provide such education at minimal cost to students and their families, the school relies on donations and external funding to operate.
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Learn more about the program here.
You can also learn more about Mano Amiga through its official website.
Tag your barkadas in the comments and sponsor a child together today!
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