Partnerships Stretching Beyond National Boundaries – Philippines Sponsorship Programme
Enabling students living in poverty to obtain an education, supporting families and strengthening local communities is the aim of the Philippines Sponsorship Programme.
Since the time of Nano Nagle and her Hedge Schools in 18th century Cork, commitment to education has always characterised the mission of Presentation Sisters. A compelling belief that Education opens the doors for individuals, families and communities to reach their full potential and live full and happy lives has characterised their work.
Today that vision is enhanced by working in partnerships which stretch beyond national boundaries. Since the 1970’s, a partnership between Presentation Sisters, their schools and friends in Australia and the Presentation Sisters in the towns of Himamaylan and Binalbagan on the island of Negros in the Philippines has facilitated the education of thousands of children there.
Commencing as a Sponsorship Program to pay for the education of local children who, because of poverty, would not be able to attend school, the Teams in Himamaylan and Binalbagan have grown their vision and with it the opportunities that are offered to the children AND their families…..
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For individuals, schools or parishes who would like to be involved or want more information in the Philippines Sponsorship Programme please contact the Presentation Sisters in your state.