God has been very good over the years. To find out how, follow along on our journey below.
In 1994, a parent organization rented a small building near the mosque to provide a daycare program providing basic education to the community’s indigent children. The first batch of pupils in 1994, was about 50.
By bringing quality education to their community at very low cost, more Muslim parents are becoming conscious of the value, and need, for their children’s early education. Our very small fees make the program only partially sustainable, and hardly enough to support the 2 volunteer teachers from the Team and the volunteer assistants from the community. The teachers raise their monthly support from friends who believe in their mission to bring education to the poor. Most pupils from this community who go to public school, come from this program, and excel in grade school.
Any support for our teachers would be most welcome. You may want to sponsor a few children get them off the streets and loving school very early on in their lives.
AMG launched a daily feeding program for 110 indigent children.
A scholarship assistance program started for out-of-school children (26 of whom are now in college!).
Tutorials, English & Arabic classes, hands-on computer courses, basketball trainings, and youth Summer camps.
Portable dental equipment and starting to restore the scholars’ smiles, one tooth at a time.
Marriage enrichment seminars started with 10 couples for each batch.
The projects got more success, attracted more volunteers, and had the commitment of donors and community. It was time to bring them into an independent organization. Thus, Tents of Mercy Philippines was born and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A partnership with Grameen Foundation launched the Capital Loan Assistance Program for 50 micro-entrepreneurs.
Weekly youth gatherings, movie nights, values formation, cultural dance, and music workshops.
Started daily community-based Alternative Learning System to reintegrate formal schooling or university.
Soon opening a student center with a donation of 10 computers and beginning the process of getting accreditation from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).