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A Touching Visit to the Regardia’s, One of the Mano Amiga Families

It was raining when we ducked into an undersized drugstore in the corner of Russia Street in Betterliving, Parañaque. Wilma Regardia, a Mano Amiga mom, hurriedly lined up plastic seats, while apologizing for having to meet us in her working place instead of their home. Every year, Mano Amiga tries to hone a relationship with… Read more

Philip Stein partners with Mano Amiga to help build library

Last May 25, 2017, the spirit of community was at its strongest when Filipinos gathered in New York City to launch the first edition of Philip Stein Cares Global Filipino Watch collection to help build the new Mano Amiga library. Each timepiece sold donates 20% to Mano Amiga to be able to reach more students… Read more

Learning Through Exploration: The PBL Approach

Project-based learning is the immediate application of what they learned in the classroom in which they develop critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. The students work in groups to collectively solve challenging problems that are relevant in their immediate environment, community, and country. Through this 21st-century learning approach, the students help propose and solve problems that… Read more

Vision for the future

LivPH chats with our Founder and Executive Director Lynn Pinugu, about the long-term vision for Mano Amiga Academy. What is the Mano Amiga Program? Mano Amiga is a school that provides an international standard of education in a way that’s affordable for low-income and middle families. Our dream is for every child in the Philippines,… Read more

Urban Yogi 2016 for the benefit of the Mano Amiga library

Hundreds of yogis gathered as early as 6:30am at Ayala Triangle Gardens for Urban Yoga 2016, organized by Urban Ashram Yoga. The event featured a whole morning of yoga classes taught by local and international teachers, for the benefit of Mano Amiga Academy. This was Urban Ashram’s way of raising funds for the shelves and… Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Good Code with the Mano Amiga Kids

Mano Amiga volunteer Steph Rosalia spent an afternoon teaching our students how to Code. She shared her experience and learnings with us. I came across Mano Amiga Academy last year through a post on Instagram and got inspired to volunteer. I don’t have any artsy or crafty skills to save my life so teaching arts… Read more

We Thank You for a Bright Future

On February 17, Mano Amiga held a Thanksgiving Brunch for all the people who had supported Mano Amiga along the way. The event was attended by our long-time donors including Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Urban Ashram and Children’s Hour, as well as by our newest partners like Vitamin B, Manta Equities, Globe Telecom and Unilever… Read more