EDUCATION & SCHOLASHIPS
Education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world. Education reduces poverty, empowers women and helps prevent disease.
Our education and scholarships program is dedicated to ensuring children of all backgrounds are given the opportunity to learn. Children are the future and every single one of them deserve the essential school supplies in order to go to school.
Kaluwa Scholarship Project
Who We Served: 24 extraordinary student athletes
When It Took Place: December 8, 2019
Where It Took Place: Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines
What We Did: Alongside our community partner - Kaluwa - we hosted a 3v3 basketball tournament that provided $3,000 in academic scholarships to 24 extraordinary student athletes. During the event we also provided 70 meals from Jollibee, free PUSO jerseys, and the message to "dream big no matter what the circumstance they face, the impossible is possible when you believe and have unwavering faith."
Silid Aralan - A Universe of Possibilities Project
Who We Served: 50 total students both male and female from ages 4-14
When It Took Place: September 17, 2019
Where It Took Place: Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines
What We Did: Our college outreach director Ryann, his brother Lo, and our Philippines Program Director Gladden spent precious time with the children at Kasiglahan Village Elementary school located in Rodriguez, Rizal. It was 1 of 7 learning hubs in the Philippines that PUSO was able to donate much needed school supplies. This partnership with Silid Aralan demonstrates that a passion for learning can unlock a universe of possibilities.
Back To School Drive
Who We Served: 150 total students both male and female from ages 5-17
When It Took Place: August 21, 2019
Where It Took Place: Manila, Philippines
What We Did: Hosted a "Back To School Drive" where we gave out brand new backpacks, reusable water bottles, scissors, rulers, notebooks, painting kits, and several other classroom essentials to dozens of children starting their school years! In line with the recent opening of the renovated PUSO court in Malate, we brought the kids there and conducted a basketball camp prior to the supply giveaway. For many of the kids, it was their first time trying sports!