Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” NingNing Co-Founders Ali Kennedy felt it was in her power to act in helping children who were born into poverty in the Philippines realize their dreams of going to college. NingNing Philippines Education Fund was set up to do just that.
NingNing means ‘sparkle, shine, glitter,glow’ in the Filipino language, a word perfectly suited to describe the treasure of potential within each child. The fund serves as a channel of God’s love and provision to a small community of beautiful children in the Philippines, paving the way for them to go to college and giving them hope for a better and brighter future.
Transform slum and underprivileged youth into (sparkling, shining, glittering and glowing) productive members of the community through educational assistance and spiritual guidance
Provide sufficient funds to qualified underprivileged young people to finish vocational training or college education (through employment assistance in fields suitable to each youth’s training, education, talents and natural gifts – while volunteering spiritual guidance through Bible Studies and Biblical counseling)
- High School graduate
- Exhibits desire and determination to finish a vocational or college course
- No other means of support to acquire college education
- College or vocational course chosen must be in line with talent or natural gift
MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIRES:
- Faithful attendance to all classes
- Consistent and acceptable average grade
- Refraining from alcohol and/or other harmful substances
- Maintaining good relationships with family members
Alfredo Olavidez and Nonie Samonte are the execution team on the ground in Manila. With experience that spans across two decades, Alfredo and Nonie know the ins and outs of working with street communities and the challenges that come along with it. They serve at the “eyes and ears” on the ground, having direct access to the scholars and their families. They are on “stand by” at all times to encourage, support, and assist with any needs that come up along the way. They do a wonderful job!