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01-Jan-2020


CHILDREN OF THE MEKONG:

DUMAGUETE EDUCATION CENTER

Class picture taken outdoors, children and teachers smiling at the camera

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

NGO Name: Children of Mekong

Pillar: Access to Education for Girls and Women

Location: Philippines

Funding Period: 2020-2022

 

THE CHALLENGE

In the Island of Negros, most youth live in remote, impoverished areas, which creates an inability to access university education, build professional knowledge  or establish professional networks necessary for career development. If children and adolescents have the right assistance, though, they can become models of skill and responsibility for their communities. 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Dumaguete Education Center works with impoverished youth from isolated countryside areas to help them earn their university degrees, meeting their basic educational needs to facilitate their social inclusion and entry into the professional world. The Center houses students and supports them throughout their 4-year university careers with the help of a supervising team that consists of a trained overseas volunteer, a social worker and a caretaker who takes the parenting role.

 

 

Photograph: ©Children of the Mekong