As an organization, we believe that education is not limited within the four walls of a classroom -- it is a diverse platform wherein creativity, empowerment, knowledge, and independence are within reach.
With your support, we can continue championing a brighter future for our children, young adults, and marginalized mothers who need it most.
#GiveToAchieve is our non-formal education campaign running from September to November 2016.
The campaign target is PHP 2,000,000 which will be distributed among Virlanie’s four (4) non-formal education programs: iLead Open Day Center for Education & Training, Magellan Learning Center, Independent Living Program, SiBuHi Center
Be part of their brighter future.
Join the Campaign #Give2Achieve
iLead Open Day Center for Education & Training
iLead ODC-ET is a fully-equipped education and training center where street and marginalized mothers and young adults receive skills-training that can enable them to generate income or open livelihood opportunities for themselves and their children. It aims to recruit, train, and support beneficiaries who are committed to making a positive change in their current economic situation.
Magellan Learning Center
MLC has a team of professional teachers who give children tutorials in Math, English, and other core subjects. The teachers also give additional lessons like Mental Math and computer lessons. Aside from the teachers, local and foreign volunteers also conduct one-on-one tutorial to children who need assistance in coping the academic demands in school.
Virlanie created a support program called SiBuHi (Sining, Buhay, Hilom - Art, Life, Healing) in 1997 for children to hone and discover a wide array of cultural, artistic, and other recreational activities to build not only their developmental milestones, but also to reinforce the children’s self-esteem and confidence. By introducing the children to these kinds of activities, they can start developing self-discipline, patience, and perseverance. It also gives them a large sense of accomplishment, when they themselves see their progress!
Independant Living Program
ILP aims to empower and support the young adults to become self-sustaining and independent individuals.
Under the program’s main activities are efforts to:
- Strengthen the young adults’ leadership, professional skills, life skills, and core values;
- Educate them on environment conservation and responsibility;
- Prepare them to face practical challenges like looking for a place to live, finding a job, and managing one’s budget; and
- Monitor the progress of the young adults who are living independently to make sure that they are transitioning well.