Part 1 – Sept 2017. We were first made aware of the Smokey Mountain project through the amazing work spearheaded by Miss World Philippines 2017 and Beauty with a Purpose, a social initiative of the Miss World organization. The project managed to raise funds for a brand new Young Focus center to accommodate more kids from the Smokey Mountain area. Young Focus is a local partner which has been working tirelessly to improve the quality of life of kids in this area and they have had some astounding success including adding new centers and seeing many kids go through school and come back to work with Young Focus as trainers. Since then TRIBE has been planning on how we can help. Throughout 2018 our Ambassador Simran has been collecting laptops, funds, books, toys and other items for the kids of Smokey Mountain so that we could support their work.
Part 2 – Nov 2018. We were happy that we managed to make our way back and reconnect with Young Focus at the end of 2018. We finally headed back to Manila with some of the contributions we had raised for the kids to help set up various different areas of development for them as listed below and to learn of their plans so we can continue supporting them going forward.
- Music and Movement
- Books for Library
- Creative Play
- Discovery and Curiosity Corner
- Dental Hygiene Awareness
- Laptop and aids for trainers