Living in garbage dumpsites and cemeteries is a great challenge for children. Most of them do not have access to education, healthcare, and social services. This is the reason why the Purple Centers Foundation (PCF) aims to help children from these communities have a greater chance of having a healthy, positive adulthood.
The Purple Centers Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers education, health care, and social programs to indigent children in Tondo, Manila and other parts of the Philippines. Since in 2003, the foundation has been partnering with parents, local government offices, and private institutions to realize their programs. Currently, it supports 400 indigent children, 65 students of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program, and 316 public school scholars.
Students of the PCF headquarters in Tondo are provided everything that they needed for school such as uniforms, school supplies, and healthy meals. With the things provided by the foundation, the students are able to concentrate on studying harder and pursuing their dreams.
To improve the educational services that it provides, the Purple Centers Foundation needed new technology resources such as televisions and computers. With the help of Pass It Forward and Okada Manila, the foundation has received 16 units of 32-inch LED TVs and 8 units of laptops.
Okada Manila partners with Pass It Forward to give back to the community by supporting educational programs of nonprofits like PCF. The company aims to bring education to everyone, regardless of age, gender, religion, or socio-economic status.
The students who received help from Okada Manila and PCF are really grateful for having the opportunity to receive good education. To give back, they share the things that they learn to their parents and siblings. The foundation can only support one child per family so it is important for the students to impart their learnings to other children.