St. Martin de Porres children have happily returned to school. JDVSF’s partnership with Angelicum College in the Philippines will allow them to finish their formal education.
The children are participating in Angelicum College’s home-study based Re-entry Education Alternatives for the Poor (REAP) Program. While older students are provided with printed study materials, younger ones who can’t read are instructed by a teacher whose salary is funded by JDVSF. Volunteer facilitators from the college are assigned to administer achievement tests to ensure quality learning, to conduct consultation with the students if they have difficulty in the lesson, and to facilitate the learning of the difficult parts of the lessons.