While the Philippines is on track to economic recovery–in 2015, it was the fourth-fastest growing economy in the world, according to CNN–it still has to deal with the mass poverty that affects more than 80% of the population. According to the World Bank, 82% of Filipinos live under US$5 a day, and approximately half of these survive on only US$2.
Here at Real LIFE, we believe that education and character development is the way out of poverty.
The benefits of education include:
The road to poverty alleviation, however, is not easy. Studies show that:
So if education is the solution, does this mean that only 0.6% of the poor will be able to make it out of poverty?
We refuse to believe so, and this is why we do what we do. Not every young person has to become a statistic. We can work together to change a life, change the nation.
Find out how you can get involved here.