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Children near Payatas, Manila who need sponsors today

A number of Filipino children start their education without a sponsor in place so that they can benefit from a full school year.

Here are 2 young children looking for their place to be sponsored today. Sponsors for these children are welcome from anywhere in the world. 


Birthday: July 24th, 2014
Grapevine Student


It is Sam's 10th birthday this month. She is doing really well after 4 years at school especially now that she can walk the 10 minutes to class. Her latest school year grades were an impressive 92%

When Sam started school it was during the pandemic and like many children struggled trying to study online using old phones with irregular Wi-Fi coverage. Now she has a host of friends, works hard at all her subjects and gets fully involved in after schools clubs. Despite this she also takes her tasks around the home seriously helping clean and look after her siblings

Sam really wants to be a doctor when she grows up as she saw how medical staff looked after her parents when they became ill when she was younger.

Support needed;

Sam now has 3 siblings. Although Dad has a job as a barber and Mum earns a little bit of sales commission from selling internet use cards the arrival of her much loved youngest brother, Henry, last year has stretched the family finances to breaking point. Without the simple support of a Grapevine scholarship it is increasingly difficult to keep Sam and her siblings fully fed and at school. The structure of their house is sound, but they rely on expensive drums of water being brought in and they share an electricity supply with their neighbours

For such a successful and lively student as Sam to drop out of school would be a tragedy. A sponsor could make an incredible difference to Sam herself as well as ensuring that her loving, stable family can continue to stay together, get by and ensure that both 2 sisters can stay at school now. This support would even give the family the resource for Henry to start school in a couple of years

Your support of £25 per month can deliver that.


Birthday: October 28th, 2014

Grapevine Student


Aiken will be 10 years old this year. He is part of an Evangelical Christian family and has 2 younger brothers.

He does really well in his studies at school. At home he reads from The Bible every day and is very disciplined with his school homework. At home he helps look after his brothers and with chores in their simple house. At Church he is a very keen singer and continues to learn to play the piano which he sometimes does in services.

Support needed:

Aiken's grandmother set up a Church in her home and continues to be a pastor in Payatas. Both Aiken's parents, who met at Church, have dedicated their lives to the ministry and as a result take out a minimal income to support their own family. This means that it isn't easy to afford the necessities of their own everyday life including keeping the children in public school as well as in the churches Young Christian Ministry

A monthly sponsorship of £25 is enough to keep Aiken on his path through school and to, one day, become the 3rd generation of his family to work in Christian Ministry.