August 15,2018The money donated comes from the donations of alumni of U.P.High School batch 66. The funds support a variety of education projects, scholarships, equipment. The funds are held in a non profit set up by the late parents of Dr. Socrates who were UP High faculty, called Works of Mercy.
"I encourage everyone to sponsor a child especially people my age. In this generation, we have all the opportunities to get a great education. We have all the resources in front of us. Knowing that kids in other countries don't have same opportunities, that makes me sad."
Alexa has been sponsoring a child since she was 11 - "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 Nica mae Mayor of Zapote, Las Pinas. After reading her heartfelt thank you letters and updates on her progress in school, I realized how much a small donation could go a long way. I didn’t know at 11 years old, I could make a difference in someone’s life."
Ashley has been sponsoring a child since she was 8 - "Sponsoring a child is important to me because I am giving someone the opportunity to learn and to have a better future. Sponsoring a child makes me feel good because I know that I'm making a difference in someone's life. Thank you!"