Grants from our partners enable us to provide our students with holistic development through programs that hone their critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills. Through these grants we are also able to provide the families we cater to with developmental support through various livelihood programs.
Meet some of our scholars
Jan Christian, a 5th grader, has been studying in Mano Amiga since Kindergarten. His hard-working mom, Mary Jane, is now the manager of Bistro - the social enterprise of Mano Amiga. He views education as one of the many challenges in life. “Unang challenge para maka-ahon. Pero ‘di lang matatapos dun.” According to his teacher, Jan Christian excels in his academics, is a hard-working student and is street-smart. Jan Christian dreams of becoming a seafarer to travel around the world, to support his family and to start his own business.
Benz Soriano, a 6th grader, is one of Mano Amiga’s scholars since Nursery. His mom, Lota, independently cares for Benz and his two other siblings. The systematized tuition scheme of the school made education more accessible for her children. Lota now works as an Assistant Teacher and is a part of the social-enterprise of Mano Amiga. Benz continues to excel in his academics, specially Science because it interests him the most. His teacher describes him as a selfless and clever student who frequently asks questions. Benz has yet to pinpoint what he wants to be in life. He said he’ll decide after he graduates high school.