To all who have donated and sponsored children through Mission of Love, thank you so very much. Your support is amazing and life changing to the Ati kids of Boracay in the Philippines, where together we are helping over 60 of them to have an education and better opportunities in life.
I know I have told their story many times but for the sake of those reading this that know nothing about it, I'll attempt a concise summary ...
After a life-changing encounter with a street kid in Manila who showed me kindness I was compelled to go and do something to help poor children in The Philippines.
I met the Ati, (the indigenous minorities of the Philippines) back in 1986 when I found them living in extreme poverty and dire need. I was introduced to a kind lady called Pina and joined her in helping them to the best of my ability.
Some years later, together with my family and our friends Dave and Judy Tomlinson, we were able to start a day care centre that has now evolved into an elementary school called Molisi, run by a devoted lady called Marissa Familiara who has also been serving the Ati for many years now.
Presently 55 Ati children attend Molisi where they receive love, care, and education. The children are also being given some nutritious food which we could not provide without your help. It's hard for them to study when they're hungry. 20 of the Ati students are now in high school continuing their education. The sponsorship helps to cover their school supplies and needs. Just over half of the 75 children enrolled at this moment are now sponsored which is wonderful and I am hoping and believing for every child to have a sponsor in the near future.
If you know of anyone who would like to sponsor a child, it’s €20 per month for a child in elementary school and €25 per month for high school students. Some even choose to give extra which goes towards food and any extra needs like medicine or emergencies.
If a company or a group of people wish to sponsor a child we welcome that too. Or if anyone wants to give a one time donation that will all contribute to their needs. We as Mission of Love have no admin costs and send every cent of your donations to directly meet their needs.
I will be very happy to give more information to anyone interested.
Thank you very much!