Category: General

Changing lives through Skills To Succeed

‘Maraming salamat sa pagkakataon na ito’. For the past few weeks, these are most of the things we’ve been receiving, reading and hearing from the graduates of Mano Amiga’s Skills to Succeed Program. Last October 28, 2017, 29 mothers graduated from the 1st cohort of Skills to Succeed Program. The 4 saturdays of these mommys… Read more


Think Before You Share: Digital Youth Summit was a three-day conference that took place last October 5-7, 2017 in Ascott Bonifacio Global City organized by Facebook in partnership with Mano Amiga Academy. The summit aimed to train the youth to think critically online by assessing the credibility and authenticity of online news and resources. Our… Read more

Mano Amiga kicks off the Youth Mentorship Program

With the contributions of our partners, Benefit Philippines and She Talks Asia, Mano Amiga was able to implement the Youth Mentorship Program for school year 2017 to 2018 which aims to help the Mano Amiga female and male high school students realize their full potential. From sessions on understanding one’s self to sessions on how… Read more

A Helping Hand

Hurricane Harvey has captured headlines and wreaked havoc this past week, which reminded me of my typhoon experience in Manila, Philippines at the end of July. I flew to that tropical island nation to support the work of our three Regnum Christi schools: Everest Academy in Manila, a start-up school in Laguna just south of… Read more

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