ICARE continues to support 4500 students and over 100 teachers across 9 schools in Manila and La Union regions of the Philippines in partnership with HBI.  This has included classroom repair and maintenance, supply of teacher instructional materials as well as the provision of health kits, medical/dental check-ups and delivery of health seminars on proper hygiene, good grooming and prevention of common illnesses.

HBI’s youth centre computer project saw the provision, maintenance and improvement of computers (x12) and facilities (internet and printer connections) at HBI’s head office in Manila, Castro Elementary Primary School and Seng-ngat Elementary School in La Union. The 238 students that subsequently participated in computer lessons are now well-versed in using different computer applications for their school assignments and projects.

The livelihood skills training program provided vocational education courses to 180 unemployed mothers and out of school youth in meat processing, dim sum processing, cosmetology and hairdressing. Participants benefited by being able to apply their new skills to income generating activities that provided additional income for their households to support their child’s educational needs. The school vegetable garden project benefited 775 students across 3 schools via the provision of materials and equipment for the maintenance of their vegetable garden to supply their school canteen.

Continuing with our success in the Philippines, we’re delighted that HBI projects that iCARE previously supported are not only still in operation but have also become self-sustainable! They include HBI’s Water Filtration Facility, the Bio Intensive Gardens and the Raising of Livestock. We are now looking forward to the exciting Girls Can do I.T! program. 


girls, science & technology

tanza elementary school, navotas city

This project funds the purchase of science and technology equipment and promotes science and technology among girls at the school.  We aim for the interest created to continue through to high school and beyond!