Our Impact

Mano Amiga, which translates to Helping Hand, is an affordable K to 12 school with international standards.

Our Progress

EDUCATION: Since 2008, the school has grown one level every year, providing a constantly increasing number of scholarships to deserving students from low-income families.

Families Helped
Scholarships provided

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD: Bistro Cafe is Mano Amiga's social enteprise arm that provides safe, affordable, and healthy home cooked meals to different office spaces. We provides skills training and sustainable livelihood to the Mano Amiga parents, and other disadvantaged women living in the communities we cater to.

People currently employed by Bistro Cafe
People trained in culinary and entrepreneurship
People linked to job opportunities

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: Our programs focused on Values formation, Health and Well-being Literacy, Arts, and Sports enable volunteers and companies to give back, inspire, share their talents and passion with the students and families of Mano Amiga.

Organizations/ Companies
Individuals served

TEACHER TRAINING: We partnered with Globe Telecom and Department of Education (DepEd) to train public school teachers on how to maximize the use of technology in the classroom and project-based learning.

Public school Teachers trained and coached

DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT: Mano Amiga partnered with Facebook Asia Pacific to promote the responsible use of social media through the Think Before You Share Digital Youth Summit and Digital Literacy and Empowerment Program for schools across the Philippines.

Students attended the Pilot program
Youth leaders attended the summit
People reached by the online campaigns

Our Work

Mano Amiga Academy provides international quality education to underprivileged communities. The school, however, doesn't just focus on educating the child, it gives livelihood, skills training, and development programs to the whole family.


Scholarship support for our students have provided them with access to quality and holistic education and the means to transform their lives and create lasting impact to society. Through a scholarship support, a child in Mano Amiga is given the gift of quality education. With this gift, the child is equipped with the necessary skills and abilities to thrive and create better lives for themselves and their families.

Community Development

Mano Amiga is a complete developmental center created specifically with the objective of transforming the lives of families and individuals. Through the program, a person born into a poor community where they would not normally have access to opportunities for a better way of life, will now have the ability to lift themselves up and build healthy and stable families. Above all, they will be able to find productive jobs to start their own businesses. Mano Amiga helps them become good citizens who are involved in their communities and are responsible for their own future.

Teacher Training

Mano Amiga ensures that teachers have rigorous training and coaching on a monthly basis to improve both professional and personal development.