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How Does it Work?

High school programs in the Philippines last four years. The educational system was established in the previous century during the American occupation. We aim to support grantees during their entire education. That is why we expect our benefactors to participate for four consecutive years, so that students can be sponsored (and monitored) without interruption. Students who demonstrate a lack of motivation are disqualified from the program and replaced by someone else. Students have to be screened for the sponsorship program prior to the start of each school year. Based on the aggregate amount of donations, they are then assigned to a sponsor throughout the four-year period. Upon assignment, each sponsor receives an overview of the student(s) that he or she sponsors, together with photographs, background information and other useful details. At the end of each calendar year, the Filipino students work assiduously to make Christmas and New Year cards and most of these cards are handmade. The cards are sent each year beginning of January to the foundation in Belgium, from where they are dispatched to the benefactors. At the end of each school year, the benefactors receive the school results of their grantees. Currently, there are more than 700 students enrolled in the scholarship program.

The Costs

KIDS Educational Foundation Inc. is registered since 1998 at the Security and Exchange Commission in Manila, Philippines under number A199814153. The foundation has been accredited and is currently managed by King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium and registered as KIDS Foundation Friends Fund under number 810890 since 2004.For the 2019-2020 school year, which runs from 1 June up to 31 March, the sponsorship fee for 1 grantee has been set at EUR 98. Sponsorship payments can be made to:King Baudouin FoundationIBAN: BE 10 0000 0000 0404BIC: BPOTBEB1Please mention: Reference KIDS Foundation Friends Fund: 810980 The King Baudouin Foundation will supply yearly a Tax Certificate, accepted by the tax authorities in all countries in Europe.The money is deposited in three installments directly on to scholar's bank accounts, so that they have immediate access to it. Each deposits is made after the evaluation sessions, during which, the progress of the students and attendance at school are discussed. To avoid preferential treatment, we do not provide the addresses of the students to the sponsors, and vice versa. This caused problems when we first started, as some of the students contacted their sponsors directly.

Tax Deductable

In order to allow the generous sponsors to deduct their contributions for tax purposes, the King Baudouin Foundation issues a tax certificate on an annual basis. For our sponsors outside of Belgium, we rely on the organization Transnational Giving. This organization has a member foundation in each European country which can receive sponsorship monies on behalf of King Baudouin Foundation, as well as issue tax certificates. The Dutch member, for example, is Oranjefonds.

Results

• Grantees’ grades compared to other students
• Number of drop-outs at Cayetano Arellano High School compared to other high schools
• Cayetano Arellano High School’s grades compared to other high schools

The successful concept at Arellano High School has attracted the attention of the former mayor of Manila, Mr. Atienza, as well as his successor Mayor Fred Lim. In collaboration with the municipality, we are currently in the process of selecting a second school to implement our sponsorship program.

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