A backpack and school supplies are sometimes out of reach for impoverished families who have no extra cash. Many children in rural Philippines are forced to swim or wade through swamps to get to school, carrying their books on their heads in a plastic bag.
LIFT supports continuing education and participates in helping children receive an enriching and successful education. By providing backpacks and basic school supplies, children are better equipped for school, and more prepared (and excited!) to learn and study. We also help rural schools build new classrooms and help procure books and supplies from laptops to chairs.
For every one Filipino child who goes to college, five people back in their home village are benefited. That’s the power of education.