Finally paid a visit to the new campus of Mano Amiga Academy 🙌 It’s so amazing too see them grow. More photos after the jump…
This is something we’ve been working on for the past few months that I’m happy to see finally come into fruition- the website of non-profit school Mano Amiga is up and running… 🙂
When in Manila, I try to work on projects I am passionate about. One of them is Mano Amiga Academy, a non-profit school, that is currently raising funds to build their first full-scale campus next year.
I’ve been inspired and volunteering with them for around 5 years already at their temporary space in Taguig. The founder and executive director, Lynn Pinugu, is also a good friend whom I’ve seen put a lot of hard work into this. (Read an article I wrote about Lynn when I first met her) And now, with their own land situated in Parañaque, she is set to really execute her vision 100%.
I posted a photo of the school plans on Instagram/FB today and the response has been overwhelming. I think that this school really has the potential to change the education models in the Philippines, especially for underprivileged kids. I always tell people to imagine an international school, with 100% scholars; adopting the standards of the IS schools to students from low-income families. That is what Mano Amiga aims to be. Building a new future may take time, but it’s definitely worth the wait. xxx
Such a powerful video by The Girl Effect. I encourage everyone to watch this to understand how educating one girl can make a huge impact! x
The other day, I stopped by Co.Lab, a co-working space based in Manila, that is also known for hosting talks, seminars, or workshops that nurture and cultivate new ideas. That day, they were hosting a screening of Girl Rising, a film that highlights the importance of educating girls in developing countries.