Why We Are Doing This

Volunteer, Kids, Yellow Boats at BeachThe Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation (YBOH) provides yellow school boats and other modes of transport and structures (such as boats, bridges, dormitories) to help struggling children get to school. We want to ensure that no child is left behind, which means changing the world into a better place through every child’s education.

Education is one of the two UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that are unlikely to be fulfilled by 2015 for the Philippines. Net primary education participation rates have declined from 90% to 85% between 2002 to 2008.

Why?

  1. Poverty
  2. Poor health, higher malnutrition
  3. Working children, child labour

 

This is the problem. This is why we’re doing what we do. Children aren’t being provided what should be their right because of their location, their financial situation, their isolation.

Please report to us a place or incident where kids swim to school using the form below.

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