Underprivileged children from the ages of zero to eighteen find refuge in the residential facility of the Precious Heritage Ministries Foundation, Inc. (PHMF) in the province of Antipolo. They were brought to the PHMF by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) trusting that the foundation will provide them with shelter, food, clothing, medical care, education, and love with the end goal of giving them a brighter hope for the future.
The request of PHMF is simple. In the words of Founding Director Joel B. Santos, "Our organization needs computers, because we only have three very old computers." With the help of Pass It Forward, their request was granted by corporate giver Paragon, who provided eighteen desktop computers plus a printer. The computers were used to train the children, and they were also used in their give-back. This give-back involved parents who had no experience with computers. Every Saturday, classes were held for these parents to learn about these machines. The parents greeted the opportunity with enthusiasm and came out of it with newfound knowledge about technology.
Students of the PHCH are grateful for the opportunity to share with their parents what they are learning in school, saying, “We got the help we needed, and even those parents who knew nothing about computers learned a few things.” Santos hopes that this give-back activity brought on by the Pass It Forward movement will extend to the future, given its good results. He explains, “We hope that this program will continue with the parents who need it. We will continue the good start introduced by the students. Every blessing they receive they will pass forward by helping their fellowmen.”