The Love2Learn project
Many children living in slums simply don't go to school. There are many reasons for this. One is a lack of money, forcing the children to have to work so there is enough food on the table. Added to this is the fact that many parents haven’t gone to school themselves and don't see the value of education.
Some children go to school for a couple of years, but then, because of their family circumstances, they quit early. Returning to school, after being absent for a while, is not easy. Often parents are ashamed and keep their children at home.
Young Focus has therefore set up the project Love2Learn. The project gives lessons to children aged between 8 and 14, who are not attending the local schools. For one year the children receive elementary-level education to motivate them to go (back) to school.
Love2Learn also focuses on the parents and involves them in their children’s activities. In this way the parents learn to see the value of education for their children, how important it is for them to be able to read and write.
The Young Focus Student Center has a special Love2Learn classroom where daily lessons are given.
The Love2Learn project was launched in 2010, and after a year of education a group of 30 children 'graduated', and went on to attend local elementary (primary) schools. Another group of children graduated for the school year 2011/2012, and are now also attending the local schools.
Each school year Young Focus aims to help at least 25 -30 young school drop-outs get (back) into the education system.
The Love2Learn children can be sponsored individually. You can also ‘sponsor on’ a child when they go to elementary school after their year with the Love2Learn project.
You can transfer a general gift to the Love2Learn project via the bank account number mentioned below. You can also donate online: click here.
Bank in the Netherlands:
Triodos Bank N.V.
Bank address: Utrechtseweg 60
3704 HE Zeist, The Netherlands.
Account number: 78 47 33 813
IBAN number: NL22TRIO0784733813
BIC/SWIFT code: TRIONL2U
For donations in and to the Philippines:
Young Focus for Education and Development Foundation Inc.
BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)
Frabel Building, Navotas Branch
Bank account no. 4651-0036-58
BIC/SWIFT code: BOPIPHMM