For our Farmers Brigada Eskuwela is an initiative to help and support young farmers with their distance learning.
The pandemic made it difficult for financially struggling families to fulfill their children’s needs for distance learning.
The Gabay Project aims to help For our Farmers high school and college for our farmers scholars who are struggling with distance learning by providing gadgets and other learning resources.
The Gabay Project accepts monetary donations, new and pre-loved gadgets.
We acknowledge the need to educate and empower children, youth, and parents on responsible and safe usage of the internet and involving the youth to form a community that will motivate each other to become advocates in their communities.
The story of how it all started:
We were in the field, talking to farmers. We were getting their feedback to the previous transportation we provided to move their produce. Suddenly, a young girl approached us and asked her father (one of the farmers we are talking to) if she can go to “Bayan” to access internet, so she can research for her homework. Her father agreed and gave her 20 pesos. We noticed that she was bringing tons of notebooks & paper with her and so we asked why. She politely answered that she will write all of her research in the notebook, because they can’t afford to have it printed. And in that moment, we realized that we need to do something.
That was the beginning of our goal to build a Learning Center. We know that it was an ambitious goal for us — after all, we were still a newly established NGO, with very small funding. But we are lucky to have generous people behind our back, who did not only see the opportunity to help, but the opportunity to rewrite a chapter of someone else’s life — for the better. You see, majority of the students from the farming communities will not finish their studies because of poverty.
Fast forward to seven months later, we finally completed the construction of FOF Learning Center. FOF Learning center is equipped with desktop computers, printers and internet connection & it accommodates almost 150 students a week. All of them are from the farming communities.
Project Sagip is a crowd-funding initiative launched to help and assist our fellow Kababayans particularly local farmers who are severely affected by Typhoon Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses.
Project Sagip provides relief goods and hygiene packs to 12 different areas in the Philippines. In partnership with Kids for Kids PH and For the Future PH, Project Sagip also provides small subsidy to local farmers who lost their crops because of the typhoons.
As of November 23, 2020, Project Sagip has reached 4,430 Kababayans from all over the Philippines and has raised over one million pesos.
We help local farmers and fisherfolks by giving them grocery packs, term life insurance, hermetic technology bags which they can use to improve the shelf life of their product and water-bill subsidy for a month.
By donating Php 500.00 or 11.00 USD, you can already sponsor a farmer and his/her family to receive grocery packs, term life insurance, hermetic technology bags and water-bill subsidy.
We launched FOFS to help and assist young farmers and farmer’s children with their education. We established FOFS to help local farmers and fisherfolks with the pressing problem of declining numbers of youth enrolled in school, specifically those from the farming community.
With FOFS, we also raise awareness to the youth on the importance of the agriculture sector in the country because we believe that awareness is a very important start for us to finally recognize the contribution to our country of our farmers and fisherfolks.
By donating Php 2,000 or 42 USD per month, you can already sponsor one scholar.