Improve the quality of basic education and the learning environment for children based in public schools in the Philippines.
"Education empowers children by allowing them to take their future into their own hands"
Although access to primary education in Bogo has significantly increased in the last couple of years, prevailing problems are the lack of furniture and access to basic health to ensure a healthy educative environment.
NGITI promotes the access to a healthy, safe and hygienic environment for the children to live and learn in. We seek to improve the efficiency of already existing, but insufficient support services in early childhood care centers, preschools, and primary schools.
Children do not have the means necessary to reach out to you. NGITI ensures their voices echo. Through NGITI actions, the resources collected are directed towards the tools asked from the schools. We believe in the potential of people to empower themselves and to improve their situations by themselves. The teachers, nurses, and students are fighters and only need so little to win the battle.
NGITI by Noémie Schiever
NGITI means smile in Filipino. Through this association, our aim is to bring smiles to these kids faces.
NGITI's team couldn't be happier than when seeing the students of Bogo Central School III smile.
How did it all start?
In November 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, killing 6,300 people in only 8 days. It is the deadliest typhoon the country had ever experienced to date. A worldwide known association, called Projects Abroad, came directly after the typhoon, to rebuild a school, situated in the South of the country, on an island called Cebu.
"In 2015, I spent two months volunteering in a Kindergarten class at Bogo Central School III, Philippines, with Projects Abroad. [...] Saying that this trip was life-changing barely covers it. Taking care of such generous kids and being able to put a smile on their face made a big difference in the way I see life and made me put things into perspective."
A year later, they had finished their mission. A lot remained to of after they left. They had built classrooms but there was little furniture. Children were studying on the floor and had no school supplies. Since then, several fundraisings have been launched and NGITI was created in January 2017 - this done to directly benefit the school and the children.
"Big results require big ambitions" - Heraclitus
2016 - 2019
Primary Needs - 3600€
NGITI started this year with the most important - school furniture and school supplies. Most children and families cannot afford school supplies. Thanks to a crowdfunding, the first aim of the association has been fulfilled. Chairs, tables and school supplies were bought. In addition, outdoor games and supplies were purchased to improve the learning environment of the children. You can find a complete report of this year's project here.
Health - 5000€
NGITI returned this year to ensure that the school and the students benefited from basic health conditions. After 2 months and the hard work of 8 carpenters, 7 toilets have been built in BCS3! Other basic health supplies (i.e.: toothbrush, soap) were also provided. These measures have considerably reduced the risks to several health issues, including dengue. In addition to the toilets, school supplies for the 2500 kids have been distributed.
Enlargement - 2000€
NGITI assured the building of 5 classes. Concrete floors were installed; classes also benefited from all the tables, chairs and blackboards necessary. Instead of having 40 pupils in one class, the school will now be able to make smaller classes - something indispensable for the best learning of the children. Finally, the provision of school supplies for all students was once more possible.
Continuity - 16000€
NGITI assured the construction of a special education class in Bogo central School 3. 20 children with disabilities are taking advantage of this new classroom, which is led by a trained SPED teacher. We also renovated two kindergarten classes in Bogo central School 2, equipping them with a new floor, ceiling, and all the necessary furniture. With the help of EJM school in Paris, we gave children in BCS3 access to 19 computers equipped with several educational softwares (Khan Academy offline, English books, Microsoft office, etc). Computers will give children more educational opportunities! Finally, we assured that every child in BCS3 and Nailon School had school supplies for the year. You can find a complete report of this year's project here.
Who we are?
The Board of Trustees
Three words that describe me: generous, dynamic, positive.
A quotation which suits me: "Expect the unexpected"
Shiela Marie Fontanoza
Three words that describe me: optimistic, committed, engaged
A quotation which suits me: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ( Albert Einstein)
Coordinator of mission in France
Rotche Pevida & Rochelle Binoya
Coordinators of mission in the Philippines
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