Sponsor a Poor Filipino Child Through Haligi ng Bata, Inc. (HBI)
The HBI Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) allows an individual to sponsor or fund a Filipino child's education until the child graduates from secondary school. In some cases, sponsors choose to fund their supported child’s college education. The HBI CSP financially supports the education and health of the sponsored children. Aside from these, other services such as capacity building and income-generating projects for the children’s parents are also implemented to instigate self-sufficiency among supported families.
A child’s sponsor needs to donate a maximum of 12,000 Pesos (US$ 240) every year to support a child via CSP. This amount - equivalent to roughly only 33 Pesos or 66 US centavos per day - makes a huge difference in a poor child’s life. Based on HBI’s records from the past eight years, 98% of children supported under their Child Sponsorship Program finish their basic education (Kindergarten to Grade 12) with above average grades. This is higher than the country average of 42% - wherein for every 100 public school students enrolling in Kindergarten, only 42 will go on to finish high school.
HBI’s records also show that 90% of sponsored children who successfully finish high school go on to enroll in college or in vocational school. Over the years, HBI is proud to say that sponsored children went on to become nurses, teachers, community officials, office workers, skilled workers, & overseas Filipino workers.
Be a Child Sponsor and help us give poor Filipino children a fighting chance at brighter future through education!