(Photo by Mona Lisa Yuchengco)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Alabang Foundation ($5,000) for educational assistance to 420 children including 72 children in the barangays of Bagong Silang, 102 children in the Immaculate Concepcion compound, 75 children at Santo Niño, 80 children of Rizal, 52 children of Kabulusan 2, and 58 children of Kabulusan 3. The teaching staff includes 17 teachers and aides who are mothers from different sitios, trained to teach children 2-1/2 to 6 years old using the Montessori method of education. The classes are held inside the church because there is no other facility available in the area.
The foundation believes that education is the key for poverty alleviation. Their mission is to develop confident, independent and hardworking children.