At Inszone, we believe that education is one of the most important factors influencing people’s and society’s advancement and progress. The development, competitiveness, and enhancement of life quality are all influenced by education.
With that, Inszone Insurance has partnered with Pathway Through Education, a non-profit organization working in different charity causes both here in the United States and in the Philippines. A US-based scholarship program administered by Pathway Through Education has funded 5 scholars from senior high school through the second year of college. The 3 recipients of the 5 scholarships have already received their awards, and the fourth will soon follow. The participants were asked to complete a research and a solution paper that examined the reasons of poverty and sex trafficking in the Philippines. They were also required to locate research resources and write a summary of their proposed solutions. This procedure was carried out to help US students with their educational expenses and to get original, independent thinking to benefit the project.
Also, Pathway Through Education is currently working on a project to donate multiple school buildings in the Philippines. The project started in May 2022, the first step in the process consisted of figuring out how to get running water to the area where the school would be built in order to speed up the construction. Once the team was able to secure running water, construction got underway. As of the writing of this article, the walls of the first building have gone up, and we are ready to begin adding the roof and completing the finishing touches on the structure.
The two new buildings will each consist of three classrooms and six restrooms. And the other building will be for the computer laboratory. With the completion of these buildings, we expect to be able to accommodate more than 300 students this coming school year. The current school is only able to hold 250 students, with many of them graduating after 6th grade, due to a lack of space and limited options for secondary school.
Once the initial project is completed, we will be donating two more buildings through our Partnership with Pathway Through Education, allowing students the opportunity to continue into secondary school. In this area of the Philippines, students tend to stop going to school after they graduate from sixth grade as the nearest secondary school is about 5 kilometers away from their community. Students who try to continue into secondary, face many challenges and many stops after a few months due to a lack of funds for transportation. While some students do make the 5 kilometers walk just to be able to attend school, this is not conductive of the greater success of a community and their education. We are hoping the new schools will provide a solution for many students looking to continue their education.
With this project, we will be able to improve student learning outcomes and development by making the classroom more conducive to learning. Despite the community’s challenges, we take pride in seeing how the children found hope in being able to continue their education. We believe that all children have the right to a good education and the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
We invite you to follow along in the process, we will be sharing updates from the construction of the school, as all buildings completed. We also hope to share some insights into the community and the impacts the school will have on families and individuals. Stay tuned for more updates!