For many kids in the Philippines with parents of means, it’s an annual shopping ritual to make – buying their educational supplies sometime before the school year starts - new school bags, notebooks, pencils or pens, crayons, uniforms, and more.
But not so for Badjao children, where an average family survives on just $2 a day. The required school uniform and supplies often cost, at a minimum, over $30. It’s simply an insurmountable obstacle for the majority Badjao.
When classes started this month, these kids pictured here were ready to go with everything they need for school. This was only made possible through our Child Sponsorship Program, where we are now helping 223 kids everyday!