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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. 

Prince Xyrus

Birthday: September 19th 2016
Grapevine Student


8 year old Prince comes from a family of rubbish dump scavengers that has moved to 3 different dump locations since the family’s home was destroyed because they did not own the land. They now live in Sito Pintor an isolated village in jungle beside the San Isidro rubbish dump. Prince lives with his Mum and Dad and 4 year old brother in Grandmothers shack- a simple structure that has virtually no furniture apart from an old bamboo frame sofa.

2 years ago, Prince had an opportunity as one of the first children to go to the only school in the village, the new Cashew Early Years School. He did well at reading, counting, and drawing and has a great interest in flowers and animals.

Support needed;

Because of his Early Years success he has started as a Grapevine student which means there is full support to let Prince go to public school every day. The family would not have been able to afford this from their own resources. 

Prince's mother is hugely supportive of him going to school. She understands that education leads to a better life than she has had around the city rubbish dumps. 

All that is needed now is a sponsor to ensure that this education can continue. £25 a month, less than £1 a day, is enough to change his world for the better



Birthday: July 10th 2013

Grapevine Student


10 year old Althea is focused on her academics. She is in 3rd Grade and her class  is from 11:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The family pays 1,500 pesos per month to rent a tiny shanty house in Amityville. The construction is made from repurposed materials like old plywood, tarpaulin, and galvanised iron. During the night, the little space they have serves as their dining room, kitchen, and sleeping quarters. They acquire water from their neighbours for 5 pesos per 5-liter bottle and utilise power, which they pay for based on usage.

Althea walks to her school every day, which is only a few minutes away from their house. She is a timid child who transforms into a cheery youngster once she gets to know someone. Althea enjoys science topics but struggles with English. She is working hard to enhance her grades.

Support needed:

Althea is an ideal scholar because of her dedication to study- she wants to be a teacher one day.

With a sponsor, someone like you, her education will be assured. The limited family money so freed up can then be focused on the education of her 2 siblings.

One sponsorship of 80p per day (£25/ USD 32) per month for Althea therefore helps a total of 3 children go to school. What an amazing difference you can make. Please would you sign up now?