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We work with local partners in the Philippines to ensure that women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds have a route out of poverty through education.

FPTI: helping young women in the Philippines pursue their dreams

Our key partner in the Philippines, Foundation for Professional Training Incorporated (FPTI), operate schools across Manila, Cebu, and Calabarzon to help women and girls from poor families to gain skills in hospitality, management and business, leading to higher quality employment.

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Students at FPTI schools divide their studies equally between the classroom and working in industry, which ensures their employability. In fact, the schools boast a 98% graduate employment rate and many students are even offered jobs before graduation.

While studying, students also receive one-to-one mentoring which means that they are supported through the huge changes that they go through in their quest to become excellent professionals, while balancing studies with their home lives and families’ need for financial support.

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The course and subsequent employment can then have a real impact on the student’s family, enabling her to fund the education of younger family members and even help to lift her relatives out of poverty.  

Wonder is also working with FPTI’s Anihan Technical School to ensure that there are facilities for the next generation of students. The school is currently working to upgrade and expand its facilities through a building programme, increasing their annual capacity from 120 to 250 students.

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Find out how a scholarship from FPTI has provided young women like Jenica the support and confidence to overcome challenges and work towards pursuing their dreams!

Read Jenica's story

How you can help

For £30, you can provide one-to-one mentoring for three young women in the Philippines. A full scholarship to FPTI costs £1,800; however, we value and appreciate donations of all amounts. Your generous contribution will go towards helping girls and women gain high-quality employable skills, paving the way for a brighter future.

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