Education Alleviates Poverty
This month we continue the story of the Payatas Dumpsite from December’s The Liaison issue. The Lord invited Resty and Mel Enguerra to participate with Him in the transformation of lives through Promise Land Christian Church. The church has been ministering in Payatas since 1988 through the leadership of Pastor Erlindo and wife, Esterly Ganiban. Their initial involvement was, and still is, in providing scholarships to scavenger elementary school children at Promise Land Christian School (PLCS).
Through this program, the children not only receive better/excellent academic education, but most importantly, learn and internalize Godly Christian values. The family is exposed to the Good News through the church. Eventually the children and families come to the saving knowledge of Christ and become positive influences in the church and secular community.
Our Philippine partner, PLCS of Payatas, currently has 250 students enrolled in Kindergarten through 6th grade, with eight teachers and five classrooms. Since 2015, 50 of these students are in the Scholarship Program. Tuition, school uniforms, shoes, books and breakfast are paid for. The students stay with their families. The cost/student is $35 per month or $420 per school year.
Sponsorship of these children will be available in April. To support the ministry in Payatas, please click the donate button and in the dropdown menu select Southeast Asia.
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