Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ensuring an education for student facing financial hardship

Ensuring an education for student facing financial hardship

CFSI’s Basic Education Project is giving nine-year-old Saira Adam the opportunity to attend school despite the economic hardships facing her family. The Basic Education Project (BEP) - a collaboration between CFSI, Stichting BRAC International and the Philippines’ Department of Education launched in 2012 in 15 conflict-affected municipalities in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur provinces - is aimed at enabling far-flung communities without access to education to establish preschool and elementary schools utilizing an alternative delivery mechanism.

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Basic Education Project helps special needs students

Basic Education Project helps special needs students

A year of preschool made possible by CFSI’s Basic Education Project has given Mindanao siblings Sokrie and Hanipa Cosain a new outlook on life and their parents new hope for their children’s future. Eight-year-old Hanipa Cosain and her 14-year-old brother Sokrie both have special needs - Sokrie an eye defect that has left him near-sighted, and Hanipa an enlarged toe resulting from elephantiasis.

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Congratulations to CFSI’s Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti

Congratulations to CFSI’s Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti

CFSI would like to congratulate Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Technical Assistant in the Office of the Executive Director, on being crowned Binibining Pilipinas International in the Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) contest for 2014. Mary Anne (aka Bianca) will now represent the Philippines in the Miss International 2014 contest in Tokyo, Japan, in November.

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