Matab ang Livelihood Project Association Inc
In the Philippines, income distribution is severely disparate. The wealthiest 20% of the population earn more than half of national income, whilst the poorest 20% earn less than one twentieth. Due to underinvestment in public schools within disadvantaged communities, student-teacher ratios are high and growing as retention rates are low and falling. Many are lured into urban metropoles in search of work, only to find themselves seeking the same elusive opportunities as their equally unskilled and impoverished counterparts.
The Malipai Livelihoods Project has been designed to dovetail with the growing trend, even in slum areas, for further education at college and university levels by providing tertiary scholarships for gifted young adults. To combat the large-scale employment base, diversified vocational training programs have been put in to place that include providing lessons in basic business principles and an option to take part in a micro-finance program. Foundational support goes a long way in broadening the skill sets of locals beyond low-wage labour so they may reach their fullest potential and live healthy, happy lives.
What We Do
Malipai gives people hope through education and training services.
For students who have excelled at school and want to continue their studies at College or University level.
Financial literacy training to help the Enterprise Development recipients to manage their finances.
Weekly English classes to help in employment and communication opportunities.
Skills training to improve services in enterprise development such as trade skills, cooking, manufacturing etc.
Providing space and skills training to grow food from the patch to the plate.
Providing packages for small business startup.
Computer Skills Training
Teaching basic skills for computers and information technology.
Product making to assist in Enterprise Development. Includes rugs, bags candle making etc.
Enriching lives in the Philippines
Through Educational and Vocational Support