Education is the key to a brighter future
The children we serve aspire to finish their studies, but poverty and lack of resources often hinder them from doing so. World Vision works closely with children, families, community members, the local and national government, and private partners to provide better facilities and programs that would allow children to have better access to education.
World Vision believes that children can excel in their studies and extracurricular activities when they receive ample support and encouragement from their families, schools, and communities. This is why we organize after-school literacy activities to further enhance children’s basic reading, writing, and numerical skills and complement their lessons in school. Furthermore, we work with teachers, parents, and guardians so they are fully involved in children’s literacy development.
Ensure lifelong learning opportunities for all
• 67,032 children provided with various education support including literacy programs
• 806 children improved their literacy and numeracy performance thru the Tulong-Aral Project in partnership with Petron Corp.
• 122 children completed the tutorial program through the Learning Center Project with ING Bank
• 36 out-of-school children/youth graduated with Level 4 national certification through the Auto Mechanic Training Center (AMTraC) Project in partnership with TESDA and Isuzu
• 28,805 students from 100 schools provided with digital learning tools under the Digital Education Project with ProFuturo that increase student’s motivation, reduce the dropout rate and prepare students with 21st century competencies and skills
• Appointed by the Department of Education as co-lead convener of Brigada Pagbasa, a nationwide program to improve functional literacy among Filipino children
Educating Children for Life
Quality and accessible education opens countless opportunities for children, especially the most vulnerable. Through its education initiatives, World Vision seeks to find balance between cultivating a culture of reading and introducing innovative technology-based learning tools to reignite children’s passion to read, study, and finish school.
In 2019, World Vision, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), launched Brigada Pagbasa, a movement that seeks to enhance the reading skills of the Filipino children.
The project, an extension of the Brigada Eskwela campaign that promotes community participation in time for school opening, brings together experts, changemakers, policymakers, and other stakeholders across all sectors from international and local agencies, as well as public and private organizations to spread reading literacy among Filipino children.
To make this happen, World Vision, together with DepEd, is partnering with the National Library of the Philippines, National Book Development Board, E-Net Philippines, GCash and Rex Bookstore, and have also tapped TV and radio personality Joyce Pring to be the Ambassador for Brigada Pagbasa.
Brigada Pagbasa fully commenced on November 2019 at several communities across the Philippines.