Our Goal

Education is the path out of poverty. The families we work with know this, but many live far away from schools and have little income to support their children.

World Vision believes that improving the functional literacy of children will give them more opportunities to overcome poverty and live life in all its fullness.

We work hard so that children, especially the most vulnerable, have access to quality education.


110,919 beneficiaries participated in World Vision’s education programs in 2016.


How do we provide opportunities for learning?

To improve the functional literacy of children, we partner with the Department of Education and local government units.

We collaborate with parents, volunteers and communities to improve learning in school, after school, and at home. We teach responsible parenting and literacy building to parents and community members.

We want children to:

Equitably access and participate in learning programs
Learn with quality
Be able to complete the learning cycle

We improve access to education

  • Culture of Reading includes components on improving parents’ capacity to care for and support their child’s learning. We promote reading activities to hone children’s reading skills and their love for books.
  • Life Skills Model organizes children in groups to link them with other children their age while developing their skills.
  • Child Protection Advocacy focuses on strengthening the child protection system on both formal and non-formal elements at the community level.
  • ABK3 means Pag-aaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan 3. The initiative seeks to reduce and combat the worst forms of child labor in sugarcane areas through education.
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“Every time I get a letter from the children, natutuwa ako kasi I see their progress. I don’t want them to miss their right to education just because of poverty. I promised that for each achievement I get, I will celebrate by adding more sponsored children. For my fellow OFWs, it is never too late to help. We are given the privilege to earn more. Maybe that “more” is given to you because you are asked to share them with others. A blessing is not a blessing unless you share it.”

-Joanne Rico, World Vision child sponsor

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“One thing that really made me committed [to my sponsored children] is knowing that God does not change His mind when He blesses me, so if He is consistent, what is stopping me from being the same? No one has ever become poor by sharing and giving. I have always felt that I have more than enough and the little amount I can share with a child or two would certainly make a big difference in their lives.”

-Melizza Guiao, World Vision child sponsor

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“I prayed to God to let me be an instrument of love. It really matters that we give what we have and that we support children, their families and communities; that we do not give up on their dreams. Iba ‘yung tumulong tayo sa hindi natin kakilala kasi alam natin na it’s the goodness of the Lord leading us to help these people.”

-Florian Torres, World Vision child sponsor

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“I needed to think less of myself and see where I could give. We always complain about certain things we aren’t happy about in the Philippines. Education for everyone is really something that I can contribute to and not just complain about. It’s my responsibility as a citizen of the Philippines, as a Christian, to share, to return what I feel God has blessed me with or what I feel that my country has given me. The most fulfilling for me would be the times I got a letter from my child. Actually the first time I got a letter, I cried. I was surprised by the emotion it brought out in me.”

-Elyse Pilapil, World Vision child sponsor