Alexa Altamirano

Alexa Altamerano

My name is Alexa Altamirano and I am a junior at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco.

Growing up, my parents would tell me that many children in the Philippines aren’t as fortunate as I am. 

When I was 11 years old, I attended my first PIA event. I was so touched by their cause that I felt compelled to help in any way that I can. I didn’t realize that for 40  cents a day, I could fund a kid’s education for an entire year. I saved my allowance, Christmas and birthday gifts so I could donate to PIA. I started getting letters from a girl named Nica Mae Mayor from Zapote, Las Piñas City. After reading her heartfelt thank you letters and updates on her progress in school, I realized how much a small amount could go a long way. I didn’t know that even at 11 years old, I could make a difference in someone’s life. After 5 years of sponsoring, I feel so proud and happy to have been able to give someone the gift of education and I plan to continue for many years to come. Please find it in your hearts to support the poor children of the Philippines and encourage others to do the same.

Nica Mae Mayor