Most college students who drop out in the Philippines are among the poorest in their cohort, unable to afford a college education. Like their parents, the out of school youth are destined for low-paying jobs and unemployment, repeating the poverty cycle of their family. Poverty is too common in the Philippines, with many people forced to scavenge empty bottles, paper, and plastics from the garbage, selling things and producing simple crafts just to buy food and water for their families. This forces many families to prioritise the money for food than for schooling. A college education is a great equalizer and can break the cycle of poverty. APPEND funds a college scholarship program called KILOS that provides tuition costs, meals and uniforms for underprivileged children. This gift provides one college class for a student under the KILOS scholarship program.
This gift supports communities in the Philippines and costs 720 points on JellyChip.
The target charity is APPEND.