The Philippine Improvement Group had the opportunity to work with the Ayala Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines. The two organizations collaborated to build native bamboo houses for the indigenous people on the island of Mindoro, giving them a place to call home. That same project included teaching the village children Tagalog and English through reading stories and playing games. A portion of donation funds also went towards the purchase of much needed desks and school supplies for Filipino children.
Synergiya is a Philippine-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving education. Together with Synergiya, the Philippine Improvement Group was able to organize an Education Summit to provide training for teachers and students at a struggling, under-funded high school. Part of the summit was spent working with students to teach them the importance of education and respect. The summit was successful in helping these students and the school. Thanks to our supporters, 300 pounds of books were also donated to help this school.
The Philippine Improvement Group joined forces with Mabuhay Deseret to organize free surgical operations for Filipinos. Mabuhay Deseret, the largest surgical charity in the Philippines, provides free surgeries for people with club feet, cleft palates, and cataracts. The two organizations held screenings and approved over 50 people for free, critical surgeries.