When equipping schools = achieving dreams

Your gift to help equip a school is directly benefiting more than 8,000 boys and girls in the Philippines by:

  • Helping over 2,000 students secure uniforms, schools supplies, school meals and transportation
  • Reducing instructor-to-learner ratios
  • Initiating reading programs and peer education clubs.
Three girls with Plan International knapsacks and books turn and smile at the camera.

Thanks to donors like you, we’ve already given primary school bursaries to over 1,000 children and awarded an additional 700 grade 7-9 students with grants, helping encourage vulnerable youth like Niko.

Niko often missed class to assist his 51-year-old single mother, Virginia, at home, and help provide for his four other siblings. “I hoped for a miracle, that Niko and his brothers finish school,” shares his mother.

With the gift of help equip a school, Niko received essential supports to complete his education on an adapted course plan, specific to his scheduling needs, while also reducing the burden of associated costs for his family.

“When Niko told me I felt so happy and – in my excitement – immediately went to the school and cried and thanked them for this great opportunity. Now I am assured that my son will be able to continue schooling and not drop out,” shares an elated Virginia.

“Thanks to Gifts of Hope donors, the dreams and ambition of my son remain alive. It is Niko’s dream to continue his studies and I have true hope that he’ll achieve his dreams.”

Student beneficiaries of the program stand in front of a chalkboard alongside a Plan International worker and display their enrollment forms, raise hands and smile.

Thank you...

Today, your Gift of Hope is transforming the lives of children and families from some of the poorest countries in the world – empowering them with the best gift of all: a promising tomorrow.

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