Educational Assistance Program
An important component of community-based program is to assist urban poor children to remain in school or assist them to go back to school is a program for supplemental education assistance. The objective of this program is to enable street children to remain in school and to reduce their working tie on the street. While for children from urban poor families, educational assistance prevent them from becoming street children.
The Educational Assistance Program of KAIBIGAN takes into the form of formal and non-formal education to over 350 children. In the formal education, KAIBIGAN provides uniform, school supplies and financial assistance in support of the children’s school project. Non-formal education on the other hand, refers to Alternative Learning System for out-of-school youth and children who have difficulties coping up with formal education. ALS is a parallel learning system, this aims to provide viable alternative educational opportunities to the existing formal education. It encompasses both the non-formal and formal sources of knowledge and skills.
For college beneficiaries, emphasis is being put on placing college student with value for money, shorter courses and training in skills that can best lead to employment.
EAP volunteers were organized to assist in the implementation of program plans. EAP volunteers are parents of the children beneficiaries of EAP, their main task is to coordinate with school authorities in monitoring the school performance of children-beneficiaries.
Academic Related Services (ARS) like tutorials, seminars/training and workshops and other activities are given to clientele to help them perform better in school.