Back to School              

 The Back to School project is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Rotarians and volunteers in both the Philippines and Canada.

For information contact:
John Van Laar
Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay

Back to School
Founded in 2006 as a Rotary project in Cebu Philippines, Back to School recognized that every child counted and that every child deserved the chance to attend school and to learn.
Back to School provides this opportunity by creating a bridge to literacy through sponsor donations.
For $50.00 You Can Change a Life

For every $50.00 you donate, one child will be sponsored for one year. 
In our first year we helped 259 students go Back to School, now we have over 1,000 children benefiting from our program. Help us to help more children.
Your donation - big or small - will help poverty-stricken children in the Philippines to attend school with necessary items such as a school uniform, shoes and school supplies. Donations also help fund the Mobile Eye Clinics, the Mobile Dental Clinics, and our new Mobile Library- programs that also benefit these children.
News and Information
The ROTARY MOBILE EYE and DENTAL VANS are currently on a 3-day Mission in Bogo City Northern Cebu. Bringing EYE CARE and DENTAL CARE closer to the community. ...A project partnership with Philippine Air Force, 560th ABW. 53rd Engr Brigade Philippine Army, Projects Abroad, Bogo LGU. Dental Service includes Tooth Extraction, Oral Prophylaxis, Oral Hygiene Lecture; while EYE CARE includes eye check up, distribution of Reading and Prescription eyeglasses.

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Our Achievements
Your generous donations have helped the following programs:

Achievements of the past 15 years 

1 Global Grant : feeding
2 large Global Grants,  education etc

First year- kids enrolled in school- total 15,236

Alternative Learning 

Total passed High School 

6,788 - 70 % employed, 6 % entered college.

Skill Training

Various skills as of 2020 - 1,870

Sewing department 2020 - 138

In 2021 so far 98 employed by Metro


Dental Van, Eye Vision Van, Mobile library, Mobile Tool Library

Ambulance, Mini Hotel, building block equipment

Other Activities:

2X Dengi /island Cebu project,

40 children heart operation

8 schools rain water system,

Typhoon ( $25,000 donation )